Assistant Professor of Special Education, Behavior Analysis – College of Education (34708)

first_imgPosition Description SummaryThis nine-month tenure-track appointment begins August 16, 2021.The successful candidate will teach coursework in our BCBAcertification and special education licensure programs, will pursuea research agenda leading to scholarly publications andpresentations, and will participate in program, department, andcollege service. SEED’s highly collaborative faculty providementoring to undergraduate and graduate students and maintain highlevels of student engagement through research and partnerships witharea school districts. We seek a faculty member who embraces NIU’smission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body,providing them with access to high quality education and hands-oninvolvement in research and community engagement.Duties and Responsibilities• Teach graduate and undergraduate coursework in the LBS and BCBAsequences;• Engage in scholarly activities (e.g., research, publications,presentations, grant-writing);• Contribute to service activities of the program, department,college, and university;• Mentor graduate students related to their academic program;• Participate in program development, course revision, andinternship/clinical supervision.Required QualificationsMinimum Required Qualifications• Earned doctorate in Special Education or related field by time ofappointment ( ABD considered with established defense date);• Current Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential;• Evidence of ability to engage in and publish research and presentat professional meetings;• Minimum of three years of full-time experience as a behavioranalyst or teacher delivering research-based behavioral instructionin special education settings;• Experience working collaboratively with students, families,and/or colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a professionalsetting.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities• Ability and willingness to contribute to the organization’svision and mission of preparing excellent educators;• Strong written and oral communication skills;• Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with peoplewith varying viewpoints;• Commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice;• Expertise in data collection and analysis, intervention,professional development, and translating research topractice.Preferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications• Experience in one area related to special education in additionto behavior analysis (e.g., developmental disabilities, Director ofSpecial Education, assistive technology, transition services, orearly childhood special education);• Evidence of effectiveness and innovation in teaching at thecollege level including hybrid or synchronous instruction;• Experience directing student research;• Experience supervising candidates in internships;• Record of collaboration and scholarly productivity within andacross disciplines;• Experience with assistive technology and its use with individualswith significant disabilities.Hiring Rate/RangeCommensurate with experience and qualifications, and internalequityWorking Hours8 am to 4:30 pm/variesPosting Date01/16/2021Closing DatePriority Review Date02/26/2021Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplicants must apply online athttps://employment.niu.edu/postings/55030 and complete theirapplicant profile and upload their materials. To ensure fullconsideration, complete applications must be received by February26, 2021. Review of complete applications will begin February 26,2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position isfilled. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory criminalbackground check (AA/ EEO Institution).For additional information, visit Department of Special and EarlyEducation – NIU – College of Education or contact Jesse W. Johnson,Chair, Search Committee ([email protected]) or Paula Cowlishaw,Office Manager, Special and Early Education ([email protected]).Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, andinternal equity.Link to Department Homepagehttp://www.cedu.niu.edu/seed/Physical Demandssitting/standingBackground Check RequiredYesEEO StatementIn accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is anequal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basisof race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age,physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, politicalaffiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professionalqualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal andstate statutes, regulations and orders pertaining tonondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.The following person has been designated to handle inquiriesregarding the non-discrimination policies:Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX CoordinatorHealth Services [email protected] PolicyIn compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be requiredto verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States andto complete the required employment eligibility verificationdocument form upon hire.ADA AccommodationNIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment andapplication procedures include full opportunities for applicantswith disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied toanyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’sdisability during either the application or interview process. Anapplicant who believes they require an accommodation to participatein the employment process due to a disability may request thataccommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance,please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunityand Education ( AAEOE ) at [email protected] .Clery Act InformationNIU provides information regarding campus security, personal andfire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergencyresponse procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition tocrime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years.The Annual Security Report containing security and safetyinformation is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or bycontacting the University Police Department and Public SafetyDepartment at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual FireSafety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf orby contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.Quick Linkhttps://employment.niu.edu/postings/55030Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeCover LetterStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 ReferencesOptional DocumentsTranscripts (unofficial with official required at hire)Certifications/Licensure #1Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)Transcripts #3 (unofficial with official required at hire)last_img read more

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Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and your credit union

first_imgIf you just heard somebody from Sesame Street say, “Which one of these is not like the other?” we understand. On the surface, credit union marketing doesn’t have much to do with these guitar legends but, day-to-day, it does.The link is a great story about Eric Clapton. It’s been said (Snopes does not have an opinion) that the first time Eric Clapton heard Jimi Hendrix play guitar, he sighed, “I should just burn my guitar.”The story sounds just like something I hear often when talking with credit union executives. As many credit unions wrap up their year-end reports and start comparing notes, many wonder “Is it worth it?” Isn’t that the financial equivalent to Clapton’s thoughts about blowing up his career for fear of being inferior to a fellow musician?More concretely, this past week, we spent a day in a staff training session with a credit union that ended 2014 with some negative numbers. Combine a less than positive year, mounting pressure from the NCUA, and a few operational issues, it’s tempting to strike a match.Henry Ford knew business. He said, “Whether you think you can, or you can’t… you’re right.” I share his wisdom with my staff whenever a seemingly insurmountable obstacle is placed in front of us. When we looked at the monthly loan goal for the credit union, the huge number seemed undoable. When we broke it down into how many loans needed to be written on a daily basis, suddenly it sounded like a target that could be hit with no excuses! continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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