Position Postings   Jan 05, 2012

4/1/12 West Virginia University

Clinical Faculty Position

West Virginia University announces the availability of a non-tenure-track, but renewable faculty position in Special Education to serve as coordinator of online graduate programs in special education beginning in July 2012. This 9 month position (plus additional summer months) involves only teaching and service.

Description and details for submitting an application are available at: Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2012.

For more information, please contact: Barbara Ludlow, Professor and Chair, or 304-293-3835.

3/31/12 Metropolitan College of New York

Assistant Professor in Special Education

MCNY is searching for a full-time faculty member to teach graduate courses and supervise student teachers in the accelerated 12-month MSED programs for dual certification in childhood/special education and for certification in childhood education. Additional responsibilities include engaging in scholarly and professional activities; perform college and department service including being assigned responsibilities to assist in the coordination of special education programs and initiatives; assist with NCATE/ACEI/CEC accreditation reviews and new program development; participate in the recruitment of new teacher education candidates, application and admissions processes; advisement; develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with public school professionals; seek out and apply for grants. Metropolitan College of New York faculty members share a commitment to the performance-based Purpose-Centered Education model. Because of this, they are expected to unite classroom theory with real-world practice.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Special Education with a focus on Childhood Education or a related field with an emphasis in autism, intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities. Consideration will be given to ABD candidates in the dissertation/defense stage. Minimum of three years licensed classroom teaching experience of elementary students with disabilities in an urban setting. Preferred qualifications include college and public school teaching experience in urban settings of culturally and linguistically diverse populations of students with mild to moderate disabilities; experience and skills in the use of assistive technology to support teaching and learning, and an established or emerging scholarly record. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references who can speak to the quality of teaching and scholarship. For consideration, please send your letter of interest and C.V. to or Human Resources Department, Metropolitan College of New York, 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013.

3/15/12 East Carolina University

POSITION: Special Education (9-month, Tenure-track Faculty Member)
DESCRIPTION: Tenure-track, nine-month, full-time faculty position in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate K-12 special education courses in face-to-face on- and off-campus and on-line environments; supervising practicum experiences and internships; commitment to collaboration with and providing service to the university, community, and profession.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree earned by July 15, 2012, in Special Education or related area with concentration in Special Education; (2) demonstrated potential for research and scholarship; (3) experience in college teaching or supervision; (4) eligibility for NC Teaching License; and (5) successful teaching experience in a K-12 school setting preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in high incidence disabilities, especially those with preparation and experience working with secondary level students. Candidates with expertise in significant and multiple impairments will also be considered.
APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates must submit the following documents online: (1) a letter of application describing academic background, specific skills, and experiences relevant to the position, (2) a written statement describing research productivity and agenda, (3) at least two examples of scholarly works, and (4) a current vitae. Candidates must also submit: (1) a copy of all transcript and (2) three current letters of reference to: Dr. Jennifer Williams, Search Chair, 132 Rivers Building, College of Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 27858. Finalists will be required to present the results of a current research study as well as describe plans for a future research study. In addition, they will have the opportunity to work with the Associate Dean for Funded Research on submitting a proposal for research start-up funds available at East Carolina University. Screening begins December 16, 2011, and continues until the position is filled.

2/12/12 Winona State University

POSITION: Special Education

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; Review to begin 2/20/12

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Probationary/Tenure Track

SALARY: Commensurate with rank/experience

RANK/TITLE: Assistant/Associate



  • Instruct undergraduate and graduate Core Skills and Special Education methods courses consistent with Minnesota Board of Teaching Special Education standards on the Winona and/or Rochester campuses.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Supervise graduate professional papers and theses.
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate practicum and student teachers.
  • Maintain an active program of scholarship.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with area schools and agencies.
  • Serve on program, department, college, and university committees.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, administrators, and members of the community to meet program, delay sex, department, college, and university goals.



  • Doctorate in Special Education or directly related field required. ABD may be considered. (Note: If candidate does not possess terminal degree by date of appointment, the candidate will be hired into a fixed term position. When the candidate completes the terminal degree, the candidate will have the ability to apply and be considered for any probationary openings at the University.)
  • Possess or be eligible for licensure in Emotional Behavioral Disorders.
  • At least 5 years successful K-12 Special Education teaching experience.
  • Evidence of effective teaching skills.
  • Demonstration of the ability to collect, analyze and use data to make decisions.


  • Demonstration of/potential for scholarly productivity.
  • Demonstration of professional service.
  • Evidence of technology use within a learning environment.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Evidence of a commitment to integrating multicultural/global issues in teaching. Work experience with underrepresented populations.
  • Specialization/Licensure in autism.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.



Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of historical and philosophical foundations, legal bases, and contemporary issues in Special Education. Also needed is an understanding of the roles and structures of general and special education, classification of disabilities, stereotyped attitudes toward people with disabilities, and the complexity of coexisting disabilities.


Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and skills for referral, assessment, team planning, and placement procedures. This includes due process and data privacy; pre-referral intervention and response to instruction; components of comprehensive, unbiased assessment; administration of formal and informal assessments; and influences of cultural and linguistic diversity. An understanding of the relationship between assessment findings, individual education program planning, and the full array of service options is required.


Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and skills for using individual education programs to design and implement developmentally appropriate instruction and how to evaluate program effectiveness. This includes adapting and modifying curriculum and instruction; application of remedial methods and accommodations; use of assistive technologies, task analysis, crisis prevention and intervention; applying behavioral theory in developing and implementing behavior management plans; team teaching; and compiling data for purposes of continuous student and program evaluation and improvement.


Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and skills regarding collaborative relationships with families and other professionals to support student development, learning, and well-being. This includes the life-long impact of disabilities; family systems theory; how to work with family members in designing, implementing, and evaluating individual education programs; small group processes; interagency collaboration; consultation and training in specific content areas; and how to direct and monitor paraprofessionals, volunteers and peer tutors.

THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Winona State University offers a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s Degrees in Special Education with preparation for (1) Early Childhood Special Education licensure and K-12 licensure in (2) Developmental Disabilities and (3) Learning Disabilities. A general curricular or cross-categorical licensure program is under development.

Winona State University: The mission of Winona State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve. We offer undergraduate programs based on the traditions and values of the arts and sciences and an array of graduate and professional programs that are especially responsive to the needs of the Upper Midwest. We prepare our graduates to serve generously, lead responsibly and respond imaginatively and creatively to the challenges of their work, their lives and their communities. A community of learners improving our world!

NOTE: Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees which can be found at:





APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit the following materials in addition to the online application: 1) A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications in the order listed above; 2) Resume; 3) Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); and 4) a list of at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers. *Any persons sending letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request.


Official Transcripts should be mailed to: Affirmative Action Office, Winona State University, P.O. Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987-5838.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business, whether using a personal, rental or state vehicle, shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

An equal opportunity educator and employer.

Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


1/5/12 James Madison University

Department Head—Early, Elementary, and Reading Education

The College of Education at James Madison University invites applications for the position of Department Head for Early, Elementary, and Reading Education (EERE). The EERE Department is committed to the preparation of educators and others who teach and serve children birth through sixth grade and their families in a diverse society. The department offers 5-year initial licensure programs in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (birth-3rd grade); Elementary Education (PreK-6); a post-baccalaureate MAT in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3); and a Reading Specialist M.Ed. program—all of which are aligned with SPA standards and endorsements approved by the Virginia Department of Education and NCATE.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Deep working and theoretical knowledge of contemporary teacher education practices, policies, and trends as reflected in the department’s licensure and endorsement programs;
  • Substantive administrative and leadership experience demonstrating an ability to effectively manage short and long term projects involving institutional colleagues and school-based partners that span local, state, and national venues;
  • Experience working collaboratively with school divisions and attuned to their needs and current legislative initiatives that influence them;
  • Recognition as a skilled educator whose experiential base is firmly grounded in teacher education and supporting the professional growth and development of both beginning and experienced teachers;
  • Communication and human relationship skills conducive to a collegial, productive, and efficient work environment;
  • Defined area of scholarship that complements the mission of the EERE department, the College of Education, and James Madison University;
  • Attained (minimally) rank of Associate Professor with tenure at an institution commensurate in size and stature to James Madison University;
  • Ability to promote and equitably facilitate faculty and staff support and development (research, conferences, grants, leaves, workshops, seminars, etc.);
  • Experience developing and implementing faculty mentorship initiatives.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a teacher education program;
  • Experience directing multiple programs within the context of a larger organization.


  • Provide academic leadership in program conceptualization, curriculum development, program evaluation, accountability, and improvement;
  • Facilitate enhancement of the department’s reputation and impact including status within the college, university, and at regional/national levels;
  • Supervise and manage support staff to facilitate department operations;
  • Evaluate faculty and staff accomplishments and performance;
  • Articulate the need and advocate for departmental resources (money, positions, space, equipment, etc.);
  • Teach courses within one’s area of expertise;
  • Complete other duties assigned by the Dean of the College of Education.

The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in an area of early, elementary, or reading education or a closely related field (e.g., Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Educational Assessment). In addition, applicants should possess at least three years of PreK-6 teaching or comparable experience in education and familiarity with evidence-based practices within the education profession. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and the ability to work collaboratively in partnership with colleagues in the College of Education, colleagues across the University, those in schools, agencies or other settings, and community services.

James Madison University is a comprehensive coeducational institution of higher learning. Founded in 1908 as a state school for women, JMU has grown to a current student body of over 18,000 on a campus of 614 acres. The university is committed to excellent and innovative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic programs. Teacher education has been a primary focus of this institution since its inception and currently offers a wide range of initial licensure and advanced masters programs.

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg (population 33,000) is home to James Madison University. The cities of Charlottesville, Staunton, and Winchester are within an hour drive of campus, and Washington, DC, Richmond, and Roanoke are within a two-hour drive. The area affords multiple venues for cultural activities, and outdoor recreational opportunities abound. The George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park are nearby with the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains situated to the east and west of the city, respectively.

Position begins July 1, 2012; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants must apply online at (reference posting #0404370). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted at initial review of applications; official transcripts will be required as a condition of hire.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Steve Purcell at or to Dr. Laura Desportes at

Review of applications will begin January 17, 2012; position will remain open until filled.

James Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities.


1/5/12 James Madison University

Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education

The College of Education at James Madison University announces a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Exceptional Education to be filled beginning August, 2012. Successful candidates will balance teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with faculty within the Exceptional Education Department as well as across the College of Education and the university.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and supervising in the area of exceptionalities including methods of special education at a secondary level, transition services, and/or low-incidence disabilities.
  • Developing and conducting a professional line of research and demonstrating the ability to supervise master’s level research.
  • Advising of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Providing service to the department, college, university and local school agencies.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in special education or a closely aligned discipline. In addition, the candidate will have at least three years of successful teaching of students with low incidence disabilities or teaching students with disabilities at the secondary level with a demonstrated expertise of transition services. Applicants with advanced knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis will be given preference. Demonstrated success in university teaching is an asset.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information on our programs, visit the website at Applicants must apply online via JobLink at (reference posting #0404403). As part of the electronic application process, a graduate transcript should be scanned and attached to the joblink application. Detailed instructions about the application process are at the joblink website. An official graduate transcript will be required as a condition of hire. For more information regarding the position, contact the search chair, Dr. Sharon Blatz, via e-mail at, or by telephone at (540) 568-6784.

James Madison University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We are located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (two hours from Washington, D.C.) with easy access to outdoor destinations, such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. For nearly two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked us tops in the South. Kiplinger's Personal Finance has us as the 28th top value among public colleges. Review of the applications will begin February 6, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

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