Assistant Professor of Education - Special Education

Sioux City, Iowa
Oct 27, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Sharon Walker School of Education at Morningside College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education to begin August 2021 to provide instruction and support for the special education initial licensure and endorsement programs in the unit. 


  • Teaching primarily undergraduate courses and occasionally some graduate courses, advising undergraduates, assisting with the development of new programs for the unit, providing content oversight for special education curriculum and assessment, and delivering instruction both face-to-face and online.
  • Ideal candidates should demonstrate the qualities of an effective educator, a commitment to implementing high quality education programs that meet and exceed state standards, and an enthusiastic dedication to teaching undergraduates at a liberal arts college.
  • Teaching assignments will primarily include an introduction to exceptionalities course for all education majors and for Iowa Strategist I teacher licensure courses including secondary transition, school-parent collaboration, educational assessment, and methods.
  • Teaching load is 20 credits per academic year plus a May Term every three years.   Candidates must also be willing to contribute to the general education curriculum.


An earned doctorate in special education, curriculum and instruction, education or closely related field, (ABD considered if completion is expected within one year);  licensure as a special education teacher of students with mild/moderate disabilities and K-12 special education teaching experience are required. 

About Morningside:

Morningside is a private college located in Sioux City, IA, recognized for providing undergraduate students with exceptional active learning experiences on a beautiful 69-acre residential campus. The college is also well regarded for its online graduate programs, flexible post-baccalaureate programs, and an online bachelor’s degree completion option.

Morningside offers more than 65 areas of study for undergraduates, as well as graduate programs in nursing or education, including a 100% online Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  Total enrollment is approximately 2,700 students from nearly all 50 states and almost 20 countries.

Morningside offers robust study abroad and May Term programs that give students the ability to customize their education and access a global network of opportunities. The college is also home to 28 athletic teams that are often competitive at a national level, visual and performing arts, more than 50 clubs and organizations, and other well-established active learning options that engage students outside the traditional classroom setting. Learn more at Morningside College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applications received by December 1, 2020, will receive full consideration.  Apply on-line only by submitting an email to [email protected] entering “Special Education Search” in the subject line, and attaching PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of five references (name, phone number, and email). Questions about the position may be addressed to Janet Rohmiller, Department Head, (712-274-5136 or [email protected]).

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