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Teaching Instructor/ Teaching Assistant Professor/Teaching Associate Professor

East Carolina University

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Job Title:

Teaching Instructor/ Teaching Assistant Professor/Teaching Associate Professor

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH COE Spec Ed Found and Research

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Teaching Instructor/Teaching Assistant Professor/Teaching Associate Professor

Working Title :

Teaching Instructor/Teaching Assistant Professor/Teaching Associate Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Anticipated Recruitment Range. Salary offered may be outside of this range as impacted by budget, UNC salary administration, and/or candidate qualifications.:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Special Education, Foundations, and Research department is one of six departments within the College of Education. The College of Education houses five centers and institutes, including the ECU Community School and Rural Education Institute. ECU is accredited based on CAEP accreditation standards. The department includes special education, foundations, and research program areas and houses the Irene Howell Assistive Technology Center and the Neurocognition Science Laboratory.

The Special Education program offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including Bachelor of Science degree with K-12 licensure for special education-general curriculum and special education-adapted curriculum and a Master of Arts in Education degree with a Master’s level K-12 special education teaching license for one of four areas: Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, and Low Incidence Disabilities. The department provides courses for special education, adapted curriculum and special education, general curriculum teachers to complete their residency license in North Carolina. Faculty in the department engage in regular collaboration and leadership with the shared goal of producing quality teachers.

Job Duties :

The Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research in the College of Education at East Carolina University is seeking applications and nominations for a fixed term, nine-month, full-time faculty position available Fall 2024. Title and salary are commensurate with qualifications.

Responsibilities include teaching online and/or face to face K-12 special education courses; meet with students during office hours; work on collaborative curriculum revisions; and serve on committees. Candidates will supervise practicum experiences and/or internships and provide service to the university, community, and profession. Other duties as assigned by the department chair.

This position is part of a college-wide search for the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU), designed to connect, support, and empower incoming faculty along interests that support the university’s mission and vision priorities.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for these positions if they share teaching, service, and/or scholarship interests that include, but are not limited to the following:
· Strengthening educational opportunities, academic, and non-academic programs to meet the needs of a rural population
· Identifying and closing equity gaps in clinical, community, and educational settings (e.g., mental health provider shortages, stigma, underserved student achievement in rural environments; student achievement support for elementary community schools in Colleges of Education)
· Creating and sustaining a culture of care and belonging in clinical and educational settings (e.g., experiences of underrepresented counselors, teachers and leaders in educational settings; rural counselors and educators, leadership experiences of counselors and educational leaders serving historically marginalized populations; preparing counselors to work effectively with all learners and stakeholders)
· Sustaining an inclusive educational environment that welcomes a broad representation of persons and perspectives (e.g., recruitment and retention of all, including underrepresented groups in professional preparation programs)
· Collaboration with community and university partners to foster comprehensive well-being and educational transformation (e.g., community school education)
· Increasing access and advancement for all learners through innovative teaching, research, and creative activities.

Currently we are seeking candidates for positions in multiple disciplines across the College of Education at East Carolina University. Learn more about all the cohort positions and other vacancies by visiting the ECU College of Education Jobs Website.

Contingent upon availability of funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Requires Master of Arts in Education in Special Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, or Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction; teaching experience in a special education public school setting. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

PhD or EdD in Special Education or Curriculum and Instruction. Current or eligibility for NC Teaching Licensure in Special Education. Experience working with diverse K-12 students, experience developing and teaching online, asynchronous instruction for special education teachers seeking initial instruction, and experience with the edTPA preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Candidate must submit a letter of application describing specific skills and experience relevant to the position, current vita and a list of references, including contact information, online at In addition, copies of transcripts, three current letters of reference, and copies of current teaching licenses in areas of certification where appropriate can be submitted online or be sent to: Dr, Stacy Weiss, Search Chair, 105 Rivers Building, College of Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 27858. Screening continues until the position is filled.

Official transcripts required prior to written contract offer.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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