University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Virginia

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The College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling at the University of Lynchburg invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Special Education, beginning August 2022.

We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching, supervision, and the continuous improvement of our program. We are seeking candidates with experience and knowledge in teaching students with low-incidence or high-incidence disabilities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate coursework in the field of special education
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate special education students
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Provide support in making sure our program meets all state requirements and CAEP accreditation
  • Participate in program, college, and university-wide committees
  • Ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community
  • Participate in community networking, public relations, and recruitment
  • Other duties include student advising, scholarly activity and service to the campus and community

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Special Education or closely related field
  • Experience teaching in a K-12 classroom
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of special education
  • Experience with online instruction (synchronous and asynchronous methodologies);
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity
  • Knowledge of inclusion, collaboration, assessment, and evidence-based instructional practices
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the college of university level
  • Experience working with students who have low-incidence is highly preferred
  • Experience in advising undergraduate and graduate level students
  • Experience with program assessment and accreditation

Application Review: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position with specific qualifications aligned to the position and approach to teaching), Teaching Philosophy Statement, Diversity and Inclusion Statement outlining how you approach diversity and inclusion in your work, current curriculum vita, copies of graduate transcripts for all graduate work, and three letters of reference. All information and material must be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Andrew Bruce, Program Chair, Special Education Program

College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling

1501 Lakeside Drive

Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3199

[email protected]



To ensure full consideration, applications must be received before November 15, 2021. Review of applications and materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   Salary, rank, and tenure track status are commensurate with experience and educational credentials. The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.

The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.


The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http: www.lynchburg.edu.

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