Assistant/Associate Professor - Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities

New Haven, Connecticut
Dec 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department:  Special Education                           

Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor

Specialization(s):  Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities    

Search # 19-018

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship/creative activity.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Department of Special Education is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin fall 2019.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching special education certification courses and courses in the M.S. concentration of Assistive Technology (AT). Faculty are assigned a 12-credit hour load each semester. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship/creative activity, service to the department and University, and student advising.

Required Qualifications:

Earned doctorate or ABD in Special Education or related area, three years of full-time teaching experience or equivalent experience with students with disabilities, expertise in Assistive Technology to support individuals with disabilities, and ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity. If ABD, candidate must have earned doctorate by the end of the first year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Developing and/or demonstrated record of scholarship/creative activity, excellent written and oral communication skills, knowledge of UDL, demonstrated effectiveness in serving diverse student populations, demonstrated effectiveness in leadership roles, university teaching experience, and experience with Assistive Technology and students with learning disabilities.

Application Process:

Please submit electronically a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to:  Special Education Search Committee Chair at [email protected].  Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Monday, January 14, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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