Central Connecticut State University — Assistant Professor of Special Education

The Department of Special Education and Interventions is seeking two full-time tenure-track faculty members to join the growing undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Connecticut State University for the Fall 2019 semester. The two successful candidates will take a primary role in providing instruction and supervision using research and pedagogical best practices, student advisement, recruitment, and other duties that will enhance the department and university.

Each position may include: teach both undergraduate and graduate courses specifically focused in Special Education; advise graduate students; assist in the program accreditation process; and participate in department, professional unit, and university committees. The successful candidates may also be responsible for supervision of field experiences and are expected to effectively teach and advise a diverse student population, engage in ongoing research and other discipline-related scholarly activities, and make professional and university service contributions. Demonstrated achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service is required for tenure and promotion. Commitment to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body is expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Special Education or equivalent with an emphasis on students with special needs at the elementary and/or secondary level (ABD considered with defense by August 15, 2019)
  • Three or more years of professional experience in a K-12 setting
  • Experience in data-based decision making
  • Documented quality, or promise of quality, in teaching, scholarship, service, and discipline-related professional activity
  • Competence in integrating technology into instruction
  • Evidence of exemplary organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned special education teaching certificate and public school teaching experience
  • Expertise in teaching students with significant or low-incidence disabilities or autism
  • Experience in the implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in general and special education settings within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)
  • Experience in transition planning
  • Culturally responsive teaching practices and/or experience working with and recruiting culturally diverse students
  • Evidence of commitment to and experience with field-based preparation of special education teachers
  • Success in seeking external funding
  • Working knowledge and evidence of implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 18, 2019. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Faxed or mailed copies will not be accepted.

For more information and application instructions go to: www.ccsu.edu/jobs.

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.