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Tenure-Track, Rank Open Faculty in Collaborative Special Education

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This position requires that applicants attach an electronic copy of a cover letter, resume/cv, and reference list. This position also requires that applicants submit unofficial or official transcripts and three letters of reference. Electronic copies of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of reference letters must be emailed to as attachments in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. If electronic copies are unavailable, hard copies of unofficial or official transcripts and reference letters must be sent to Human Resources at UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL 35632 or can be brought to Bibb Graves Hall, Room 226. Transcripts will not be considered official if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Official transcripts will be required before an offer of employment is made. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and choose option #2.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0600876
Position Title Tenure-Track, Rank Open Faculty in Collaborative Special Education
Department Elementary Education
FLSA Exempt
General Description

The University of North Alabama invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in the Department of Elementary Education. Qualifications include: an earned doctorate in special education; a minimum of three years of successful public school experience with students who have either mild, moderate, or severe disabilities in grades K-6, 6-12, or K-12; demonstrated university teaching experience to teach undergraduate courses required for a dual K-6 certification in elementary and special education, along with online graduate courses; excellent verbal and writing skills; the ability to advise teacher education candidates; and the ability to work with P-12 students as well as P-12 schools and administrators. Additional duties shall include: university and community service initiatives; active and involved leadership role in college and university committees; and involvement with research activities. Undergraduate and graduate programs include: Collaborative Special Education K-6 and 6-12; Elementary Education (K-6); and Early Childhood (P-3). Salary will be commensurate with degree, rank, and experience. For additional information regarding the University, you may log on to our website at Appointment will be effective Fall 2018. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

The University of North Alabama is a state university in Florence, Alabama. The University has an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students. It is located in a community in the midst of rolling hills near the Tennessee River with abundant outdoor recreation outdoor recreation available and local rich music and cultural heritage. For more information on the Shoals area, please copy and paste the following into your browser:

Essential Job Duties
Additional Duties
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate in Special Education from an accredited university is required, ABD status will be considered; Demonstration of recent success as a special educator at the elementary/secondary school level required; Experience in and/or ability to deliver online instruction and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the department required

Desired qualifications include: Teaching experience at the college/university level preferred; experience or interest in directing student research desired; and experience in supervision of interns in the P-12 setting desired.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Essential Physical Requirements
Environmental Working Conditions Indoor environment
Special Vision Requirements No Special Vision Requirements
Salary Grade
Salary Grade Chart: (Click Link) Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Is the position Full-Time or Part-Time? Full-Time
Duration of Appointment/Assignment
Affirmative Action Statement

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.

Position Type Faculty
Posting Date 01/11/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you learn of this posting?
    • Times Daily
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Minority Faculty Applicant Database
    • UNA Email Announcement
    • UNA Employment Facebook
    • UNA Employment Twitter
    • UNA Employee
    • Other
  2. If you chose other in the above question, please list where you learned of the posting below.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have an earned doctorate in Special Education from an accredited university?
    • No
    • Yes
    • No, but I have ABD status
  4. * Do you have demonstration of recent success as a special educator at the elementary/secondary school level?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * Do you have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the department?
    • No
    • Yes
  6. * Do you have experience in and/or the ability to deliver online instruction?
    • No
    • Yes

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3
  7. Unofficial Transcript 2
  8. Unofficial Transcript 3
  9. Unofficial Transcript 4
  10. Other Document 2
  11. Other Document 3
  12. Other Document 4
  13. Official Transcript 1 (for HR use only)
  14. Official Transcript 2 (for HR use only)
  15. Official Transcript 3 (for HR use only)