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The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education at Lee University, seeks exceptional candidates for a full-time faculty position in Special Education. We invite candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education or closely related field to apply for a tenure track position with a rank of assistant professor. Qualified candidates will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in a collegial campus community. This position is expected to begin August 1, 2021.
Faculty Responsibilities This position carries responsibilities in teaching, scholarship, guidance, and service. Faculty members typically teach twelve credit hours per semester, advise students, serve on university and college committees, and engage in professional development activities.
Completion of the University’s Faculty Application
A doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field is required.
Considerable prior experience in teaching special education in the Pre-K – 12 grade settings
University-level teaching experience is preferred
Areas of Expertise
Classroom behavior and behavioral difficulties; Inclusion and differentiation; collaborative processes; methods for teaching special education; reading; assessment, eligibility, and the Individual Education Program (IEP) process.
Lee University faculty candidates are expected to demonstrate the following: a strong Christian commitment, teaching ability at the college level, a willingness to mentor students academically and professionally, and an understanding of integrating Christian faith into academic studies.
Lee University is a private, comprehensive Christian university recognized as an emerging leader in higher education in the southeastern region. To help us evaluate your potential as a member of our university, please include a completed application form, a personal statement of Christian faith, and a philosophy of teaching that supports the integration of faith and learning. Submit this information, along with transcripts, three letters of reference and student evaluations (if applicable), to Dr. Patricia McClung, Chair, Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education, Helen DeVos College of Education, Lee University, 1120 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37320.
Dr. Patricia McClung, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education Lee University 1120 North Ocoee Street P.O. Box 3450 Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
About Lee University
Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region, and is consistently ranked in the "Top Tier" in the South by U.S. News & World Report (Comprehensive Medium-Size Universities). Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review's "Best Colleges," and is one of the 141 colleges named Best in the Southeast.
Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee, and the largest in the Appalachian College Association. During that period, the university has seen a remarkable transformation that has included significant growth in its academic programs, student enrollment, faculty expertise, and diversity, as well as an expanded sense of mission and vision.
Lee is a Christian institution which offers liberal arts and professional education on both the baccalaureate and graduate levels through residential and distance programs. We seek to provide education that integrates biblical truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures with truth discovered through the study of arts ...and sciences and in the practice of various professions. A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior is the controlling perspective from which our educational enterprise is carried out. The foundational purpose of all educational programs at Lee is to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.