SPED Field and Course Instructor - Winter & Spring 2018

Job Description


The University of Washington Bothell School of Educational Studies is seeking a faculty member to provide course instruction, curriculum coordination, and field instruction for teacher certification and endorsement students in Inclusive Special Education.  Ideally, one chosen candidate(s) will perform all duties.  However, two individuals may perform the work, depending on the availability of qualified applicants.

This faculty position is a quarter-to-quarter, part time, temporary appointment.  Candidates appointed to perform classroom instruction and additional responsibilities will hold the title of Lecturer Part Time ((0185) and will be appointed for December 16, 2017 through June 15, 2018. Candidates performing field instruction responsibilities only will hold the title of a Teaching Associate (0169) and will be appointed for March 16, 2018 through June 15, 2018.

Employment is contingent on adequate enrollment, available funding, faculty and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs approval and successful completion of a criminal background check.

All duties include:

  • Instruction in two SPED courses within the School of Educational Studies

Winter 2018 (December 16 to March 15)

B EDUC 482 - Assessment in SPED (5 cr)

Wednesdays      5:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Spring 2018 (March 16 to June 15)      

B EDUC 485 – SPED Instruction (5 cr)

Days/Times TBD

  • Meet with colleagues in the Teacher Certification Committee to connect the special education curriculum, to the greatest extent possible to the existing general curriculum
  • Collaboratively implement a framework for special education field supervision and support.
  • Provide Field Instruction supervision for a maximum of 10 SPED endorsement candidates

Field Instructors coach and evaluate preservice teacher candidates, facilitating connections between academic instruction and practicum experiences. Duties include facilitation of co-teaching, coaching and assessment of teacher candidates’ performances at local K-12 schools.  School observations will include conferences, written feedback, and completion of evaluation documents.  To facilitate teacher candidates’ success, Teaching Associates will review candidates’ lesson plans, and participate in supportive problem solving, as needed.  Preference given to applicants with a primary focus on teaching and learning in inclusive K-8 settlings for children with high-incidence disabilities.


Required Qualifications for All Applicants

  • Master’s Degree
  • At least three years of successful elementary or middle school teaching experiences in the area of Special Education
  • Familiarity with models of instructional teacher leadership/coaching
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Commitment to strategies that support social justice education
  • A demonstrated commitment to strategies that support inclusion and social justice, and respect for and commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualifications for All Applicants

  • A strong record of instruction in public schools with a primary focus on teaching and learning in inclusive K-8 settlings for children with high-incidence disabilities.
  • Ability to modify and construct curriculum for both face-to-face and online courses
  • Familiarity with Washington state and national competencies for beginning special educators

Travel to school districts within 30-40 mile radius from UW Bothell is required. UW Bothell reimburses mileage at rates according to state and university policies and procedures.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a letter of intent, a current CV, and at least one letter of recommendation (up to three accepted). Upload materials as PDFs to Interfolio site at (http://apply.interfolio.com/46490).  In your letter of intent, please identify your interest in performing all duties or if only interested in field instruction.  The position is open until filled.  Applicants applying by Wednesday, November 8, 2017 will have priority consideration. 

Direct questions about this position to committee chair, Dr. Jason Naranjo jnaranjo@uw.edu


University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.