Professional Opportunity

The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education at Missouri State University anticipates an August 2011 opening for an Instructor of Special Education.

Required Qualifications:
The candidate must have a Masters Degree in Special Education, or related field, with educational emphasis or background in Visual Impairment and/or Low-Incidence Populations; Doctorate is preferred. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively with various constituents, including P-12 educational settings and agencies serving persons with visual impairment and low-incidence disability populations

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with three years of experience in a P-12 educational setting or agency serving children and adults with Visual Impairment. Additional experience working with orientation and mobility, as well as low incidence populations such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, and experience working in setting with diverse populations is also desirable.

Candidate primary responsibilities will include: teaching special education courses in visual impairment instructional methodology, assessment of low vision/blind and low incidence populations, orientation & mobility training, and instruction in general introductory courses for mild/moderate special education. The candidate will also be responsible for the supervision of students in field placements, working with P-12 schools and community agencies serving students and adults with low-vision and blindness, advising students in the Vision Impairment Program, and serving on committees within the university and community-at-large that involve or impact the population of persons with visual impairment.
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Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses for 3-5 professional references can be uploaded electronically via the online application form. Applicants must also submit transcripts for all higher-education degree completion programs. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment, paid for my Missouri State University.

Missouri State University adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable job requirements for employees in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University.

Consideration of all applicants begins on July 8, 2011, and continues until position is filled.

For additional information contact: Tamara J. Arthaud, CLSE Department Head, or Judy Campbell, Search Secretary, at 417-836-5392. EO/AA