Department Chair, Professor (Open Rank) - Special Education
Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
October 3, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a tenure-track Department Chair position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences (TLS) beginning summer 2019 with a specialization in special education. DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
This dedicated leadership and administrative position is a 9-month faculty appointment with a reduced teaching load of one course across three quarters (fall, winter, and spring), research support to ensure the successful candidate can continue to pursue their active research agenda, and service expectations appropriate to rank including but are not limited to academic advising, recruitment and admissions, and involvement in curricular alignment and accreditation activities. As an administrator, the department chair serves a member of the MCE leadership team and as such serves as a leader across the entire College. The primary responsibilities include working with the Dean’s office to advocate for their department, to advance the mission of the College and to serve as an exemplary citizen of the University. Department Chairs are responsible for formulating and communicating departmental goals; overseeing hiring, retention and evaluation of faculty and departmental support staff; establishing departmental budget priorities, allocations, and work load assignments; and recommending leaves and special assignments with the Dean’s approval.
We are looking for a Chair and colleague to continue the positive trajectory of the Department as we adopt an exciting new College strategic plan embedded in an intersystem philosophy and the promotion of interprofessional collaboration. This person will provide leadership while building bridges across disciplines that emphasize the collective strengths of the TLS faculty and students in support of our mission to serve the public good and promote inclusive excellence. We seek a candidate with a proven record of scholarship, teaching and leadership in supporting the diverse educational and mental health needs of families, educators, and special education populations within a rapidly changing global society.
Earned doctorate in special education or closed related field of expertise
Candidates for Associate Professor will be mid-career scholars with a national reputation in teaching, research, and/or service
Candidates for Professor will be career scholars with a national and international reputation in teaching, scholarly, research, and service.
Earned tenure at a prior institution and shows promise for meeting the MCE tenure If Associate or Professor rank is granted, consideration for tenure will also occur at the time of hire.
Experience working within an institution, school, or community educational setting serving students from birth to age 21.
Active research agenda, focused on applied research and dissemination of knowledge in a specified area of special education.
Established record of procuring external
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations.
Demonstrated collegial approach to leadership.
Administrative leadership experience in academic or professional organizations.
Research emphasis that addresses intersectionality of disability and race, class, and gender.
Experience working in diverse, underserved populations.
Established record of mentoring and providing guidance and leadership for junior faculty.
Internal Number: 005939
About Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
The Morgridge College of Education is a graduate college dedicated to creating positive change by unleashing the power of learning. The college infuses social justice, diversity and inclusion across its 23 advanced degrees in higher education, teacher preparation, public policy, special education, counseling psychology, research methods, and information science. More than 9,000 MCE graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world. Current MCE enrollment includes about 900 students in its 24 degree (MA, MLIS, EdS, EdD, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs.