Assistant Professor, Special Education

Glassboro, New Jersey
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

The College of Education has approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four departments. The College has 9 Professional Development Schools and recently launched the Center for Access, Success, and Equity (CASE). CASE is home to the new PhD in Education Program. The College of Education provides direct services and supports to the Rowan University Community and the broader community through the Early Childhood Demonstration Center, Special Education Assessment Center, and Reading Clinic.

The mission of the Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education is to teach and learn with a collaborative focus across disciplines and content area domains. Specifically, we seek to develop educators who impact classroom communities by:

• collaborating with families and community partners;

• integrating best practice, current research, and immersing themselves in school communities;

• and preparing and supporting all learners through the development of caring, inclusive classrooms and integrated curriculum.

The department offers undergraduate programs in early childhood education and in elementary education, a post-baccalaureate program (Teacher of Students with Disabilities), and Masters degree programs in Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Teacher Leadership, and a specialization in the PhD in Education program.

The Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education is seeking two high quality candidates to engage in transformative research aligned to the College’s commitment to addressing issues of access, success, and equity in P-20 education and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education from a sociocultural theoretical framework in a program that emphasizes inclusive education and collaboration with our P-12 colleagues and other educational organizations. The candidates may also supervise teacher candidates during their clinical practice experiences and serve as a Professor-in-Residence in a Professional Development School.

The Program is seeking faculty with expertise in any of the following areas;

  • culturally responsive pedagogy
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • inclusive practices
  • assistive technology
  • intersection of race, culture, and disability

  • Required:

  • A terminal degree (Ed.D./Ph.D. ) in Special Education or a closely-related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in special education
  • Experience teaching in face-to-face and online formats in higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering academic achievement, social and personal responsibility, and social justice
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with P-12 schools and underrepresented groups
  • A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education
  • Starting Date: September 1, 2018

    Contact: Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Jay Kuder (


    The application must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system:

    All applications should include: a letter of application, which includes a description of research, teaching philosophy and interests, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

    Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

    All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.