Assistant Professor of Special Education

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  • Job Number:521706
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:School of Education
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast’s School of Education invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education positions to complement existing expertise and contribute to our program. The faculty welcome candidates from various specialties in special education (e.g., Autism, transition, early childhood, academic intervention, educational psychology, diagnostics, etc). This position will begin with the 2023/2024 academic year. Our Special Education program prepares teachers for both initial licensure and advanced degrees. We seek a faculty member with demonstrated potential for creative and effective teaching in a virtual environment and clinical supervision. The faculty member should have a strong track record of teaching and work with those having diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.


100%Teach online undergraduate and graduate courses in UAS Special Education degree programs. Design and teach courses consistent with specific course descriptions and student learning outcomes. Mentor and supervise teacher candidates either face to face or virtually. Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum. Contribute in student recruitment and retention efforts to increase enrollment. Participate in CAEP accreditation processes. Perform school, university, and community service.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Experience with Indigenous populations of students and communities;
Experience supervising, mentoring, or training adult learners/educators;
Familiarity in working with “non-traditional students”/diverse populations of adult learners
Experience with Alaskan or rural P-12 schools;
Experience in using digital productivity tools (i.e., Google documents, Zoom);
Familiarity with the delivery of distance education;
Education or teaching experience in the field of culturally responsive teaching, multicultural education, and/or working with diverse populations;
Extensive knowledge of differentiated instruction, assessment strategies, education technology, and current issues in education;
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills;
Knowledge or experience with coordinating CAEP accreditation processes or: Experience with accreditation processes for public or university school settings;
Willingness to partner with Alaska’s school districts and travel to rural and urban sites in Alaska for candidate supervision.
Familiarity with Council for Exceptional Children standards and with Special Education course content.
Ability to coordinate and work collaboratively

Required Experience:
3 years or more of experience teaching pK-12 in the field of Special Education.
Higher Education teaching experience preferred.

Required Education or Training:

Earned Special Education or a related field or expected completion within a reasonable timeframe.
Willing to enroll in a terminal degree program considered.
Minimum three years professional experience in the field of Special Education.

Salary Information:

This is a regular full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with salary and rank based on experience. Desired start day is 08/14/2023. This position is covered by the UNAC collective bargaining agreement. UA Employees receive excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision coverage. Review the full employee benefits package

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a comprehensive curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, philsophy of teaching statement (one to two pages in length), unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional reference with your application.

The review process for applications will begin on October 10, 2022. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Time on October 9, 2022. This recruitment will remain open until filled. 


This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Michelle Nakamura, HR Coordinator, UAS Juneau Campus, at or (907) 796-6417.


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