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Project Coordinator/Instructor

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Primary Contact Person: Dr. Glenda Windfield, Project Director Deep South Synergy (DS²) Project Department of Special Education Jackson State University P. O. Box 17870 Jackson, MS 39217

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00727P
Position Title Project Coordinator/Instructor
Department Special Education
Salary not listed
Grant Funded Yes
Location Main Campus
Faculty, Staff, Admin or Student Non Tenured
Number of Vacancies 1
Position Summary

The Department of Special Education invites applications for a Project Coordinator/Instructor for the Deep South Synergy (DS²) Training Teachers of the Visually Impaired Project. The project is designed to prepare profession-ready personnel who understand strategies found to increase student outcomes of children with vision loss in educational settings. The position requires a skilled educator who is innovative, can teach using traditional and online instruction, advise candidates, and can design a research based teacher training program for a Master’s of Science in Special Education Visual Impairments. This individual will be responsible for programmatic curriculum outcomes designed to train profession-ready K-12 teachers of children with visual impairments.

The Project Coordinator works closely with the project director and the MS State Department of Education to redefine licensure requirements for this exceptionality; appropriate university curriculum groups, and external program accrediting bodies (i.e., Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). It is expected that the Project Coordinator will also conduct/produce meaningful research in the field of visual impairments.


Minimum Required Education

An earned doctorate in visual impairment, special education with primary specialization in visual impairment is required with current credentials as a teacher of visual impairment (TVI). Applicants who anticipate earning a doctorate in one of these fields by January 2018 will be considered.

Minimum Required Experience

• Personnel preparation in visual impairment, braille proficiency (Nemeth and UEB).

• A minimum of three (3) years teaching experience with children with visual impairments and teaching experience in higher education..

• Successful teaching experience at the graduate level and a record of professional and scholarly productivity are desired.

Minimum Required Licenses and/or Certifications

A valid teaching license and earned doctorate in visual impairments is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred applicants should have successful teaching experience at the university level. Applicants who can show potential for successful teaching at the university level may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of contemporary research and expertise in best practices for teaching children with visual impairments.

• Possess technological skills needed to work with various databases and course delivery software.

• Applicants must be committed to preparing teachers for culturally diverse populations.

• This position requires the applicant to possess: (a) expertise and teaching experience working with K-12 students with visual impairments; (b) strong analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources needed for effective curriculum and program development; © ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally; (d) excellent organizational skills; (e) collegial and collaborative skills needed to work with diverse professionals and stakeholders; and (f) possess knowledge and skills to successfully coordinate re-accreditation with the CEC and the CAEP.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Responsibilities include project coordination under the direction of the Project Director.

• Teaching of courses in traditional and online formats (9 graduate hours per semester).

• Co-supervising field experiences.

• Preparing grant reports.

• Other duties as described in the approved project narrative. This position is subject to an annual Faculty Performance Evaluation.

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Jackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Background Check Statement

Jackson State University is committed to providing a safe campus. JSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include reference checks, criminal history/record check and when appropriate a credit report or driving history report.

Open Date 10/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Primary Contact Person:
Dr. Glenda Windfield, Project Director
Deep South Synergy (DS²) Project
Department of Special Education
Jackson State University
P. O. Box 17870
Jackson, MS 39217

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest degree attained/conferred?
    • G.E.D.
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Specialist degree
    • Ph.D.
    • Juris Doctorate
  2. * Can you provide proof of degree attained/conferred?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3