Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education (2 Openings)

Job Number:  905
Summary:  The Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood education on campus and online.

This is a tenure-track, 10-month academic year position.


• Teaching and developing pedagogy courses, such as assessment, special education, educational psychology and literacy,
• Teaching online master’s degree classes
• Advising and mentoring College of Education students
• Supervising field experiences
• Initiating and collaborating in research activities leading to scholarly publications and professional conference presentations
• Participating in broad-based college, school, and departmental committee work and professional service
• Planning instructional activities and professional development
• Preparing reports
• Pursuing and securing external grant funding
• Participating in program area, departmental, college, and university meetings and committees
• Working collaboratively with area school faculty, service to the college, university and community, and leadership through presentations, publications, and professional service
• Other duties as assigned


• Earned Doctorate in Education, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education, Special Education or related field.; ABD candidates will be considered
• Four (4) years documented teaching experience in PK-6 schools
• Advanced preparation in Early Childhood Education
• Documented experience in field supervision of pre-service teachers
• Knowledge of standards and research-based curriculum and instruction in early childhood education including PK-6 education
• Documented experience in data driven decision making/analysis and assessment
• Documented ability to model effective teaching strategies
• Commitment to teaching in inclusive settings
• Evidence of involvement in professional organizations
• Evidence of community engagement
• Commitment to working with diverse populations and implementing culturally responsive teaching

• Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses focused any of the following: assessment, special education, education psychology, literacy, linguistically and culturally diverse learners, and/or other content areas.
• Evidence of, or willingness to obtain, advanced preparation in special education within the first two (2) years of employment
• Ability to work with diverse student populations and to incorporate issues of gender, linguistic and or ethnic diversity in coursework
• Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain partner relationships with professional development schools
• Demonstrated record of, or potential for, excellence in scholarship and service
• Experience teaching courses online or with other delivery technologies
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments, programs and the university community
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment

Working Conditions:
• Job takes place in normal climate controlled environment
• Evening and weekend hours may be required
• Travel to attend meetings and conferences

Physical Requirements:
• Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
• Ability to lift and carry files and materials
• Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person and in writing



Interested persons should submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • Cover Letter (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) – Diploma copies are not accepted in lieu of transcripts
  • List of three (3) Professional References including their contact information

Complete application packets should be emailed to, with the Job Title and Job Number in the subject line. Application packets that do not contain all required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled