Assistant Professor: Early Literacy - Mild to Moderate Disabilities

San Diego, California
Jul 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Diego State University

College of Education

Department of Special Education

Position: Assistant Professor in Special Education with an Emphasis in

Early Literacy, Mild to Moderate Disabilities

San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego, CA region. Increasingly recognized for innovative research, SDSU is establishing itself as one of the leading public research universities and is classified as a "research-high" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

The Department of Special Education prepares highly effective practitioners whose work is grounded in current research and theory, evidence-based practices, and social justice through certificate, credential, and M. A. degree programs with emphasis areas in autism, mild/moderate disabilities, moderate/severe disabilities, and early childhood special education as well as a joint doctoral program.

The Department of Special Education invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position beginning August, 2018. We are seeking engaged and committed applicants who have an earned doctorate in special education or a related field (by August, 2018) with a focus on Early Literacy (K-3), research-based educational programs and services for students with mild/moderate disabilities, including learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, autism, ADD/ADHD, and behavior disorders.  In addition, the selected candidate should exhibit a high regard for excellent teaching, scholarly productivity, grant writing, and rigorous research; as well as a strong commitment to improving education for all students. 

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and skills related to evidence-based practices for individuals with mild to moderate disabilities specific to two or more of the following areas: early literacy, curriculum and instruction, assessment, behavior management, and autism.  Additionally, knowledge of appropriate practices for culturally diverse and linguistically diverse learners, a willingness to engage in school/university partnerships for research and personnel preparation, and K-6 special education teaching experience are highly desirable attributes. Individuals who bring bilingual skills consistent with the public school population of Southern California are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to apply creative approaches to teaching courses in special education at the graduate and undergraduate levels using a variety of delivery models, including online and technology-supported classroom instruction.  Other key responsibilities may include student advising, supervising students in practicum settings, school and community service, participation in externally funded projects, and supervising master’s projects.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. Apply via Interfolio at

Candidates are encouraged to visit the website for the College of Education and the Department of Special Education at Questions about the position may be directed by email to either Dr. Yasemin Turan (Search Chair): or Dr. Laura Hall, Department Chair:

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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