Assistant Professor of Biology, Sewanee, TN

The Biology Department at the University of the South seeks two tenure-track assistant professors for positions in one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions. The positions are in Evolution and Neurobiology. Both professors will contribute toward teaching at the introductory level and in advanced courses in their area of specialty. The University has a 3/2 teaching load with both lecture and lab sections counting toward that total. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic about teaching in the context of the liberal arts tradition in education, and will maintain active research programs with opportunities for undergraduate involvement.

More details about each position can be found here:


Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of reference* to:


*Letters of reference may be submitted electronically directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at


The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.


The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.



Teacher, Special Education (Deaf Ed), Houston, TX

Teacher, Special Education (Deaf Ed), Houston, TX


Date: Aug 8, 2016

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Teacher, Special Education Deaf Ed JobID: 34949
Position Type:

Closing Date: 10/08/2016

Certified Instructional – Teachers/Special Education – General
Date Posted:8/8/2016
Department:Milby High School
Date Available:08/08/2016
Location: Area: Job Category:
Jones Future Academy Southeast Certified Teachers
Job Code: Contract Type: Months:
Teacher Contract 10
Salary Minimum: Salary Maximum:
$51,500 $71,500
POSITION TITLE: Teacher, Special Education


Job Code: Varies



POSITION SUMMARY: The Teacher, Special Education provides students with specially designed instruction that is based on district curriculum and is aligned with the student’s individualized education program (IEP).

SPECIFIC CAMPUS BASED TEACHING POSITIONS: Resource: Teaches core academic subject areas such as English, Reading, and Math at the elementary level. Secondary resource teachers must be highly qualified in English, Math, Social Studies, or Science. Inclusion (Co-teach, Support Facilitation, Content Mastery): Plans and works collaboratively with general education teachers to provide accommodations to meet specific learning needs of students. Skills for Learning and Living (SLL): Teaches students with cognitive disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Structured Learning Center (SLC): Teaches students with autism in the least restrictive environment. Behavior Support Center (BSC): Teaches students with significant emotional disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Preparing Students for Independence (PSI): Teaches students with severe cognitive, communicative, sensory and/or physical disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Preschoolers Achieving Learning Skills (PALS): Teaches preschool aged students who are identified as having a disability.


  1. Develops and implements the student’s IEP utilizing specially designed instruction that is aligned with the curriculum and required content strategies.
  2. Leads and participates in IEP meetings for students assigned to designated caseload.
  3. Prepares and maintains IEP documents in a timely manner, including progress updates.
  4. Plans lessons that reflect accommodations and modifications for individual differences.
  5. Implements positive behavioral interventions and supports with discipline management procedures.
  6. Employs a variety of instructional techniques incorporating current technology tools applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning to facilitate individual student learning.
  7. Differentiates instruction for students with disabilities by employing a variety of instructional strategies.
  8. Develops data driven statements that accurately reflect each student’s present level of academic achievement and functional performance based on formal evaluation and classroom based assessment data.
  9. Utilizes the district’s web-based management systems to plan, implement, and monitor services for individual students by collecting, analyzing, tracking, and using specific data.
  10. Engages students in work that develops thinking skills.
  11. Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher assistants.
  12. Maintains and improves professional competence by participating in district staff development.
  13. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  14. Collaborates with general education staff to plan effectively for students with disabilities.
  15. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, parents, and community members.
  16. Attends and participates in department meetings and committees.
  17. Assists students with personal care needs.
  18. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Texas Teacher Certificate appropriate for level and/or subject area of assignment.

Other Requirements: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires a special education teacher who 1) is the teacher of record, and 2) provides direct instruction to students in any of the core academic subject areas defined by NCLB to be highly qualified in the core academic subject area(s). Special education teachers who deliver direct instruction to students with disabilities in core academic subject areas must meet the appropriate state special education certification requirements for the grade level that they are teaching in addition to meeting the same standard for subject matter competency to meet highly qualified. These requirements apply whether a special education teacher provides direct core academic instruction in a regular classroom, in a resource room, or in another non-traditional setting. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb, and be mobile. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district. Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into focus; judge distance (close and distant); reach with arms extended and use hands to manipulate the keyboard. Ability to travel throughout the district and city by means of private or public transportation. If driving personal (or private) vehicle, must possess a valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance coverage.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Curriculum, Teacher, Education



2017 Area NSTA Conferences

NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and your peers. Each year, NSTA hosts a national conference on science education (in the spring), three area conferences (in the fall), and a STEM Forum & Expo.

Twitter hashtags: #NSTA16 (2016 conferences), #NSTA (all-purpose)

  • Baltimore, Maryland: October 5–7, 2017
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: November 9–11, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: November 30–December 2, 2017