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Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

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Position Details

Title Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUC Education
Position Summary

Indiana University School of Education at IUPUC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Fall 2018

IUPUC—Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus—has delivered high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with regional needs since 1970. Enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and staff who are committed to making a difference in the future of our region.

The Division of Education at IUPUC invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position to begin August 1, 2018, at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor in its Elementary Education program. IUPUC seeks a candidate with a strong background in special education. The candidate should also have a proven record for using, and supporting pre-service teachers with the development of, pedagogical approaches that promote social justice in the classroom. This is a ten-month appointment with opportunities for summer teaching.

General responsibilities include teaching nine credit hours during both the fall and spring semesters and division and campus service. The successful candidate will serve as the coordinator of the division’s special education program, taking the lead responsibility for programmatic assessment and preparing the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Specialty Professional Association (SPA) report during each Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) cycle. Course reductions will be granted during academic years when significant program changes are being made and when CEC SPA reports are being prepared, as well as during the first year in the position in order to become acquainted with the program and the assessments used to evaluate it.

IUPUC is a growing institution with high potential. The Columbus Learning Center incorporates resources from IUPUC, Ivy Tech Community College, and Purdue Polytechnic to provide a focal point for community learning. This partnership is the result of a community initiative to expand postsecondary degree and professional development opportunities for the local workforce, resulting in a seamless continuation of educational opportunities for area residents.

IUPUC is located in Columbus, Indiana, and has a staff of 67 full-time faculty with excellent credentials and enrolls between 1,500 and 1,800 students annually. Columbus is located one hour south of Indianapolis, 1¼ hours from Louisville, and 1½ hours from Cincinnati. Columbus is a unique midwestern community with a population of 46,000 known for its world class architecture. The American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design – right behind Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. There are wonderful programs for young children, many parks, excellent philharmonic orchestra, and people trails. The community is also well known for its culture and its predilection for innovation. For further information visit and

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Basic Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking candidates with an earned doctorate in special education (ABD accepted) and/or who have been licensed special education teachers (with full-time K-8 special education experience) and have an earned doctorate in education (ABD accepted). Candidates should be able to teach methodology courses in special education and have a commitment to working with non-traditional students. Participation in service activities at the campus is required. A commitment to working with non-traditional students is essential to this position. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must. Successful teaching at the university level is very important.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Dr. Jennifer Conner-Zachocki, Education Division Head, at 812.348.7278 or Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Additional Qualifications

PREFERENCES: Preferred candidates will have:
• Experience with programmatic assessment
• Experience teaching courses for pre-service teachers
• A demonstrated capacity to promote community/school partnerships
• Demonstrated effectiveness in the use of technology in instruction
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and multicultural education

Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other