Special Education - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vacancy Pool
About the University
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Woodring College of Education and the Special Education and Education Leadership Department support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
There are two definitions of special education. One is the education of students with disabilities. The other is the application of exceptional teaching. We in the Special Education program at Western Washington University believe very strongly in the second definition. We think that it is our mission to prepare exceptional teachers and, while students who have disabilities often require the services of such teachers, we also believe that there are many other students who can benefit from high-quality instruction. We also think that there is much satisfaction to be gained from the acquisition of the highest levels of teaching skill and that the teachers trained in our program benefit professionally and personally from the acquisition of these skills. That is why the word “special” in our title is a source of pride to us and to our graduates. For additional details visit the Department of Special Education website at https://wce.wwu.edu/sped/special-education
About the Position
The Special Education Department maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary, full and part-time teaching positions. In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year and summer sessions, applications are accepted continuously for temporary non-tenure track teaching positions on a part-time basis with occasional opportunities for temporary, full-time appointments. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis.
Academic Emphasis: Special Education; Early Intervention; Effective Teaching Strategies and Practices, Psychology
Teach courses and/or supervise practicum placements for pre-service teachers training to become special education teachers and/or early interventionists in the content areas listed below. Instructors follow the course syllabus and department policies. Student course evaluations must be completed for every course taught and submitted to the Department Chair. Specialization in any of the content areas listed below is helpful.
Introduction to Special Education
Culture and Equity in Education
Collaborations with Family, Professionals and Communities
Direct Instruction Reading and/or Practicum
School Practicum Supervision
Direct Instruction Math
Curriculum Based Assessment
Special Education Law and Standardized Assessments
MA or MEd in special education or related field
Commitment to working with diverse students, faculty and staff, including cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
PhD or EdD in special education or related field
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
You will be asked to provide contact information of three references.
Closing Date Notes
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.