Assistant/Associate Professor - Special Education Language & Literacy

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5-Year Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor Opening

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

The College of New Jersey is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College's values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research/scholarship, and service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to engage deeply with their students to fulfill the campus mission to provide a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education that engages students at the highest level within and beyond the classroom. For more information, visit .

The - committed to educational equity, social justice, and collaboration across disciplines - is seeking candidates for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position within the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher preparation program. The appointment will begin in the 2021-22 academic year. This well-established CED Accredited program is a five-year integrated bachelor's and master's program which results in eligibility for NJ State Certification in (1) Education of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing oral/aural; (2) Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Sign Communication, and (3) Elementary Education K-5. Teacher candidates are prepared with understandings, knowledge, and skills across a broad range of specialized approaches to education and develop deep understandings of philosophies that prepare them to address:

● Aural/oral approaches to communication and education

● American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf cultural competence.

The successful candidate will partner with an interdisciplinary department of teacher/scholar/citizens to implement the teacher training program within the context of its established philosophical foundation of inclusion, respect/understanding of Deaf culture, and the right to communication/language. The faculty member will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of Deaf education and American Sign Language (ASL) and may also conduct field-based supervision of teacher candidates. Active participation and contributions to the department, school, college, and discipline are expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

● PhD/EdD in Deaf Education or a related field (ABDs will be considered)

● Specialization in Deaf Education pedagogy

● Teacher of the Deaf/HOH Certification

● Understanding of and experience with best practices in Deaf Education

● Fluency in ASL

● K-12 teaching experience

● An active scholarly/research agenda

Preferred Qualifications (one or more of the following):

● College-level teaching experience

● 5 years of classroom teaching or related experience

● Specialization in teaching reading to the Deaf

● Advanced knowledge in language development

● Native or near-native fluency in ASL

● Working knowledge of ASL pedagogy and Deaf Studies

● Engagement with the Deaf community

● Experience in early intervention

● Knowledge/experience with methods of itinerant teaching and special education

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for at least three professional references by December 15, 2020. Electronic submissions should be made through TALEO.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Job No: 20001224
Posted: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 12/6/2020
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable