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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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All applications must be submitted online. A completed application will include a vita, a list of at least three references, samples of recent scholarly publications (upload under 'Other Document 1'), transcripts from all institutions attended (upload under 'Other Document 2'), and a cover letter that describes how you meet the description, specifically addressing evidence of your commitment to urban education, equity and social justice. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, he/she will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. This is a continuous recruitment. The Search Committee will review applications beginning November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. However, applications received after November 26, 2017, may not receive consideration. The position start date is August 20, 2018.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Working Title: Assistant Professor in Elementary Education Special Education (Grades 1-8)
Position Number 00139592
Division B17 School of Education
Department B1735 EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION
Position Type Faculty
Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty, Teaching
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Faculty
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a premier public urban university committed to academic excellence. One of the nation’s top 115 research universities, UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution referred to as a R1 rating from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The campus is located in the commercial and industrial hub of Wisconsin in a pleasant residential neighborhood only a few blocks from Lake Michigan. UW-Milwaukee is one of the two “doctoral cluster” campuses in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System with a student enrollment close to 28,000.

Job Summary

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks a tenure-track faculty to join our Department of Exceptional Education. Duties include teaching, research, academic advising, service to the profession, and collaboration with local school districts and School of Education faculty. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Members of the Department of Exceptional Education are deeply engaged in undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, certificate, graduate and doctoral programs. UWM has long been a leader in education, particularly urban education, in the state of Wisconsin and has the largest network of graduates in the state. This position will provide curricular leadership, intellectual vision, and programmatic engagement.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements of this tenure track position include an earned doctorate in special education or a related discipline and achievement in or promise of scholarly productivity. Candidates with anticipated Ph.D. completion by August 2018 will also be considered. In addition, experience or expertise in a minimum of three years of PK12 teaching special education in urban settings.

Preferred Qualifications

A strong commitment to equity and social justice pedagogy is highly preferred.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online. A completed application will include a vita, a list of at least three references, samples of recent scholarly publications (upload under ‘Other Document 1’), transcripts from all institutions attended (upload under ‘Other Document 2’), and a cover letter that describes how you meet the description, specifically addressing evidence of your commitment to urban education, equity and social justice. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, he/she will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. This is a continuous recruitment. The Search Committee will review applications beginning November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. However, applications received after November 26, 2017, may not receive consideration. The position start date is August 20, 2018.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 11/27/2017
Position Contact Name Elizabeth Drame
Contact Phone 414-229-4721
Contact Email erdrame@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
  4. Other Document 1
  5. Other Document 2
Optional Documents

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