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Special Education - Ershig-Assistive Technology Resource Center

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Woodring College of Education, NTT Faculty Vacancy Pool

Position Title Special Education - Ershig-Assistive Technology Research Center
About the University

Committed to the creation of an inclusive, supportive community of learners, Woodring College of Education seeks leaders in their professions who have experience working in culturally diverse communities and schools and who have the ability to contribute to a more just and inclusive society.  We welcome applicants from diverse candidates.

Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The Department strives to provide supports that will enable all people life, work, learn and play in inclusive communities.  Given that goal, we place a high degree of importance on the use of assistive technology to help people realize inclusive opportunities.  While Assistive Technology is primarily focused on individuals with disabilities, we also promote technologies that will support people without disabilities to improve educational and community access.

The Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center (E-ATRC) is housed within the Department of Special Education and Education Leadership and supports the goals of the Department.  The Center is a 'hands-on' lending library and also provides community outreach, including but not limited to assessment and invited speakers.

For additional details visit the Department of Special Education website at: https://wce.wwu.edu/sped/special-education and the Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center website at: https://wce.wwu.edu/e-atrc/ershig-assistive-technology-resource-center 

About the Position You will provide small group instructional activities to students and serve as a guest lecturer in a variety of courses; provide technical support to faculty on alignment of AT concepts with course content and student learning outcomes.  Your responsibilities will also include coordination of the assistive technology center within the college and teaching courses.  Collaboration with community members/agencies, public relations, and keeping current on issues and technologies in the field.  The center director is required to assist with the facilitation of at least one annual event, supervise work-study students, and may conduct assistive technology assessments.  You will report to the Special Education and Education Leadership Department Chair and the Woodring Dean.
Required Qualifications
  • MA or MEd in special education or related field
  • Successful experience working with students, faculty and staff of diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience working with a variety of assistive technology
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct workshops, presentations, and teach
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or EdD in special education or related field
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience with the use of AT in the public school setting
Salary This is a full-time, 9-month faculty position per year (3 quarter) position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and submit to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between WWU and the United Faculty of Western Washington University (UFWW).  Continued employment beyond this period will depend on instructional needs and budget as well as the quality of your contribution.
Bargaining Unit United Faculty of Western Washington University (UFWW)
Application Instructions

A complete application includes the following:

  • Cover letter addressing how you meet the job qualifications
    • Please ensure your cover letter specifically addresses your experience working effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Brief description of college courses you are qualified to teach and workshops you have conducted for teacher education candidates and/or teachers
Closing Date Notes

Please apply through PageUp (see "Apply Now" button at top and bottom of page).  If you have questions about this position, please email Susan Cahill, Department Manager at Susan.Cahill@wwu.edu

Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis and all qualified applicants will be added to the vacancy pool.  Your application will remain active for three years.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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