Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004831
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College College of Education (Col)
Department Special Education and Child Development
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Department of Special Education and Child Development is to prepare highly effective and ethical professionals who have a positive impact on children, youth, families, community, and schools and who are successful in urban and other diverse settings. This mission is accomplished through teaching, research, and community engagement that lead to improved practice and by working in partnership with schools, communities, and university colleagues.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We invite applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education position in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This tenure- eligible position will begin August 15, 2018. Maintain scholarly productivity in research; seek external funds to support research activities. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face and online) with instructional responsibilities in K-12 special education with a preferred emphasis in the area(s) of secondary transition, moderate to severe/profound disabilities, applied behavior analysis, and/or autism spectrum disorder. Serve on master’s and doctoral committees; provide service to the field and profession; and participate in program, department, college, and university service.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

We seek a faculty colleague to join a high achieving, dynamic, and collaborative College of Education committed to preparing professionals who contribute to the positive development of individuals and the development of effective schools for all children and youth, especially those reflecting the diversity of the populations in urban schools. The College strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues; therefore, we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field from an accredited university; have three or more years of successful K-12 teaching experience with students with disabilities, and have research experience with students with disabilities. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to teach at the college/university level, to conduct research and develop grant proposals, to present at state and/or national conferences, and demonstrate commitment to engaging in professional service.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1. A cover letter that describes how the applicant’s professional qualifications relate to the responsibilities of the position and a concise statement of research agenda;
2. A current and complete curriculum vita;
3. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references; and
4. Other supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s scholarship and teaching, including sample publications (optional).

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017. This tenure- eligible position will begin August 15, 2018.

Recommendation letters (in Word or PDF files) may be submitted electronically via email to Ms. Micki Crowder at

For additional information or informal inquiries, please contact the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee: Dr. Kelly Anderson at 704-687-8832 or

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 10/05/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 12/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Research Interest Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Other Document
  3. Other Document 2