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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Special Education

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applications received by March 9, 2018 will be given full consideration. Each candidate must provide a hard copy of the following items: teaching certification, driver's license, PA Act 33 and 34 clearances and FBI background check. Please send these items to Dr. Jane L. Penman, 401 North Fairview Street, 132 Robinson Hall Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 17745 Applicant must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0545
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor - Special Education
Department Special Education
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage

.50 position

Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date August 18, 2018
Anticipated End Date May 24, 2019
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The University invites applications for a part-time (50%), temporary position in Special Education for the 2018-19 AY, beginning August 18, 2018 and ending May 24, 2019.

Essential Duties

The successful candidate will teach coursework within the Department of Special Education. These courses support the special education dual majors, other education majors, and disability and community service majors.

This position may require development and teaching of courses online.

Specific Duties

The successful candidate will teach 6 credit hours of coursework per semester, maintain office hours as specified by the CBA, fulfill departmental responsibilities as assigned, and participate in University functions.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years special education teaching experience in the United States; demonstrated expertise in special education; and a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Special Education or related field.

Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as Instructor.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate Degree in Special Education from an accredited University, college teaching experience, experience with diverse populations, expertise in communication disorders and with assistive technology devices.

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/13/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applications received by March 9, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Each candidate must provide a hard copy of the following items: teaching certification, driver’s license, PA Act 33 and 34 clearances and FBI background check. Please send these items to Dr. Jane L. Penman, 401 North Fairview Street, 132 Robinson Hall Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 17745

Applicant must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at www.lhup.edu/equity

Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

https://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3885

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest degree attained?
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
  2. * Do you have current teacher's certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 5 years special education teaching experience in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate the area of Teacher Certification, type of certification, and state where it was issued.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have Act 33 Clearance?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Requires renewal
  6. * Do you have a Pennsylvania current FBI fingerprint clearance?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Requires renewal
  7. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Professional Licenses/Certifications
Optional Documents
  1. Academic Transcripts