Special Education Instructor
POSITION: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Education FOCUS: Special EducationDEPARTMENT: School of Education DATE OPENED: Consideration of applications begins immediatelySTARTING DATE: August 2018SALARY: Nine month contract salary low to mid $50’s, depending upon qualifications. Possible opportunity for compensated summer teaching. Excellent benefits package.engage, inquire, discover, innovate!Responsibilities: • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Special Education; • Advise and mentor students;• Provide service to the College and actively participate in campus life on main campus in Peru, NE;• Demonstrate active professional development and contribution to the academic discipline;• Pursue continuous improvement of instructional practices;• Implement student engagement practices in and outside the traditional learning space;• Work effectively with a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation college students. Qualifications: Required: • Master’s degree in Special Education; Terminal degree required for tenure;• Teacher certification in Special Education K-12; • A minimum of two years of teaching in an accredited or state approved PK-12 school as a certified teacher;• Evidence of effective teaching skills, including teaching via web-based instruction;• Capacity to conduct research;• Experience and/or interest in increasing student success and engagement, particularly of underrepresented students.• Evidence of successful collaboration with other professionals within and across departments at the local, regional, and State levels.Preferred: • Terminal degree in Special Education or closely-related field. Terminal degree required for tenure;• Successful prior teaching experience at the post-secondary level. • Knowledge of best practices and procedures in compliance with Nebraska regulations for P-12 Special Education programs.
GENERAL INFORMATION: PSC’s – Campus of a Thousand Oaks, an arboretum campus, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first and fastest-growing college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. PSC is a member institution of the Nebraska State College System. For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412. Peru State College is an equal opportunity institution. PSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions. The College has designated an individual to coordinate the College’s nondiscrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title VI, VII, IX, and Section 504. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to Eulanda Cade, Director of Human Resources, Title VI, VII, IX Compliance Coordinator, Peru State College, PO Box 10, Peru, NE 68421-0010, (402) 872-2230.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: An employment application is available on our website at www.peru.edu. Submit the completed application plus letter of interest, curriculum vitae clearly showing education, work background and years of experience, statement of teaching philosophy, and academic transcripts (photocopies accepted). This position is subject to veterans preference.