University of South Carolina Upstate
Assistant Professor of Special Education: Learning Disabilities

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.

Job Description: Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

The School of Education, Human Performance, and Health seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant level to teach undergraduate courses focused on special education (Learning Disability emphasis) in a collegial and cooperative environment. The successful candidate will have a record of successful teaching, as well as an active research agenda in special education. In addition to advisement and field-based supervision responsibilities, the successful candidate will prepare future teachers in obtaining K-12 certification in Learning Disabilities through coursework that aligns with the CEC Core and LD Standards. Teaching responsibilities may include content delivery in the areas of Reading Disorders and Reading Methods, Language Disorders and Language Arts Methods, Behavior Management in Special Education, Assessment of Students with Disabilities, and/or Introduction to Exceptional Learners.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in special education, with a focus on Learning Disabilities or closely related field; ABD Candidates with planned completion dates by August 15, 2020 will be considered. A minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience in PK-12 classrooms in a Mild Disability area is required. A demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level and an emerging research agenda, with presentations and/or publications in special education or related fields are necessary qualifications. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels as well as significant professional engagement with faculty in public schools is preferred. Ability to identify and practice assessment measures for evaluating program outcomes, as well as the students’ impact on K-12 student learning, is desired.

Applicant Instructions: For a complete job description and to apply, go to: www.uscupstate.edu/jobs

Contact information:
Dr. Holly Pae
Search Committee Chair
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303