The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies at Winthrop University is seeking an innovative and involved tenure-track assistant or associate professor to teach in an experiential educator preparation program and serve as program director for the undergraduate teacher certification program in special education. The position includes teaching in an undergraduate teacher certification program as well as graduate teaching in programs that further credentials for practicing teachers. The position provides the opportunity to supervise undergraduate teacher candidates in field experiences and internships as well as teach special education coursework. We seek a candidate who will be an exemplary teacher, scholar, and active participant in the college, on campus, and with community partners.
Position Availability: August 16, 2020
The Richard W. Riley College of Education (COE) has a strong reputation in the preparation and advancement of highly qualified professionals for South Carolina and the country. Historically renowned in teacher preparation, Winthrop University is NCATE-accredited and has received national recognition for its clinically-based teacher preparation and partnerships with local schools. The college is committed to building a diverse educational environment. Individuals from under-represented groups or with experience working with under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education
Serve as the Program Director for the undergraduate special education program
Provide leadership at the departmental level with curriculum development, accreditation, program planning, and student recruitment / retention
Supervise students in field and internship placements
Collaborate with public school/university faculty to plan and teach within an experience-based curriculum
Maintain an ongoing record of scholarly activity
Participate in service to the program, department, college, university, community, and professional organizations
Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
Use technology to enhance student learning, increase access, maintain program data, and facilitate recruitment and retention efforts
Collaborate across educator preparation programs
Engage in teaching and other program-related activities in the evenings, summers, online, and occasionally weekends, as needed
Position is full-time, nine-month, tenure-track with option of summer employment if enrollment is sufficient.
Doctorate in special education or closely related field
Certification in special education
P-12 teaching experience
Ability to work in a team environment and with P-12 school partners
Record of emerging or demonstrated scholarship commensurate with rank
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaborate with public school/university faculty to plan and teach within an experience-based curriculum
Experience with accreditation procedures and assessments
Experience with preparing teacher candidates for the edTPA
Demonstrated leadership ability
Teaching experience in higher education
Experience in mentoring and/or supervising teacher candidates
Demonstrated ability in the use of technology and digital tools for instructional purposes
Experience working with diverse populations
Application review will begin on November 15, 2019. Applications received after the start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.
Submit the following materials:
A cover letter including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests;
Current curriculum vitae;
Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase); and
Names and contact information for five professional references. (Provide in the required form available in application system.)
Additional materials may be requested during the review process.
Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that enrich their lives and prepare them for all the future holds.