Assistant Professor - Special Needs Education

JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY

To provide operational supervision and functional direction to instructors and support staff and facilitates the Department’s teaching, research and service objectives.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching

  • Participates in the compilation and development of curricula;
  • Prepares and delivers lectures to students within prescribed curriculum;
  • Compiles methodological materials and teaching aids for subjects (groups of subjects);

Research

  • Supervises students’ research papers;
  • Reviews students’ research papers, master’s and doctoral dissertations as an evaluator and participates on defense boards;
  • Participates in the training process of a new generation of researchers in the area of expertise;
  • Submits grant applications to support the University’s goals in consultation with Programme Head or other Academic  Staff and the University’s office responsible for grant funding;
  • Engages in peer review activities as required;
  • Leads academic research projects/ programmes;
  • Participates in research conferences and seminars;

Service

  • Participates in the Personal Tutor programme (or acts as a personal tutor and, where required.)
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other universities, research institutions and companies;
  • Provides relevant service to the University and national community.
  • Submits reports about teaching activities, publications and research;

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • An earned PhD or EdD in Special Needs Education or in a relevant field from an accredited and recognised University/Professional Institution

AND

  • A minimum of 1 year teaching experience at University Level or 2 years’ research/industry experience, at least 1 of which should be at a minimum middle management level and a minimum of thirty-two (32) scholarly output points, of which at least sixteen (16) should be from refereed scholarly journals or other relevant outputs appropriate to the candidate’s academic discipline

OR

  • A Master’s degree qualification in Special Needs Education or in a relevant field from an accredited and recognised University/Professional Institution with a minimum of 5 years’ teaching/research/industry experience

AND

  • A minimum of 100 scholarly output points of which at least 60 points should be from refereed scholarly journals or other relevant outputs appropriate to the candidate’s academic discipline.

 

COMPETENCY PROFILE

Knowledge

  • Demonstrated theoretical and professional knowledge of the discipline.
  • Demonstrated competence with course content.
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated application of pedagogy
  • Knowledge of  Research Methodologies
  • Understanding and use of statistics

Basic Profession Skill Set

  • Basic content expertise 
  • Research skills
  • Basic practice / Critical Analytical skills

 

Deadline:07.11.20

Reference
VAC-4155
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University of Trinidad and Tobago
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Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
Minimum of Five (5) years'
Your Education Level
Master's Degree
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