Application review will begin December 1, 2017. Position remains open and applications reviewed until filled. Campus interviews anticipated for January - February, 2018.
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate education and graduate programs, Whitworth combines the Christian heritage of the University, its commitment to academic rigor and its long-standing orientation toward human service. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university's mission "to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart."
The School of Education at Whitworth University offers undergraduate and graduate programs for the initial preparation of teachers and masters' degree programs for the preparation of administrators, counselors and advanced preparation for teachers. The School is housed in Dixon Hall and has 19 fulltime faculty and 13 support staff. All professional education programs are approved by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board. In addition, Whitworth University has a Verified Course Sequence and Intensive Practicum with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for graduate students in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Education, provide instruction in special education, teach special education courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs, prepare graduate candidates for Applied Behavior Analysis, and supervise students in field experiences. Provide energetic, collegial leadership; participate in innovative program expansion and refinement; establish positive relationships with university and school system personnel; mentor developing professionals, and model special education as an intellectual, collaborative and ethical practice.
Teach special education preparation courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels for elementary and secondary candidates and behavior analysis specialization; may be assigned to teach courses outside of special education consistent with academic preparation; direct applied research projects in special education: work with partner schools and supervise students in special education and behavior analysis field placements and internships; work with families of children with disabilities in host placements; advise undergraduate and graduate students; participate in university governance; and be involved in appropriate professional and scholarly activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Earned doctorate in special education, psychology, applied behavior analysis or related area, (ABD considered).
Minimum of three full years of successful clinical or classroom experience with individuals with disabilities.
Training and experience in in applied behavior analysis and functional assessment.
Preference for BCBA credential.
Experience in university level teaching, field experience supervision, grant writing, teacher certification, and preparation in Direct Instruction are desirable.
Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, scholarship and community outreach required.
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
Familiarity with integration of technology in education.
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives are required.
A commitment to equal opportunity.
A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Background check and education verification required.
The following documents are required to complete the online application, www.whitworth.edu/jobs
A letter of interest.
Resume/curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references.
Graduate and Undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial).
Three recent student course evaluations or a note stating they are not available.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a ...200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.