Assistant Professor of Education

Wells College, Aurora, N.Y.
Jan 25, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Join an innovative and energized faculty dedicated to the preparation of teacher leaders. Wells College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education. The position will begin fall 2017. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate coursework in special education, elementary methods, and educational foundations. The position also includes supervision of student teachers. This position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to model effective instructional practice in a dynamic teacher preparation program, provide quality academic advising to students, engage in research and other professional development activities, and work collaboratively with others within the institution and in area P-12 schools.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Special Education or related field from a nationally and/or regionally accredited institution or university.  Successful candidates will have at least three years successful experience in P-6 public schools with diverse populations; experience working with students with disabilities (e.g. learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, etc.); commitment to and experience in inclusive education; and knowledge about differentiated teaching and learning strategies, instructional accommodations, and modifications for diverse learners.

Desired Qualifications: College teaching experience working with teacher preparation programs. Experience supervising students in special education field experiences and internship placements. Experience with national program reviews or national accreditation agencies such as the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP). Experience with the edTPA.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources. 

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at Additional materials (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, etc.) may be requested during the selection process.