Associate Professor or Professor and Chairperson

William Paterson University in New Jersey

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 30, 2012
Employment Type Full-time

William Paterson University
Associate Professor or Professor and Chairperson
Department of Special Education and Counseling

William Paterson University invites applications for the position of Associate Professor or Professor and Chairperson, Department of Special Education and Counseling. The Department Chairperson is a tenure track faculty member with responsibility to provide academic and administrative leadership for the department. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Education, the Chair provides appropriate leadership for the advancement of academic excellence and the effective functioning of the department, which includes the implementation of university, college and department policies and plans. Department chairpersons are appointed to serve three-year terms and may be reappointed based on the recommendation of the faculty to the President or her designee (Provost and Senior Vice President or College Dean). This is a 10-month faculty appointment with additional compensation for summer chairperson responsibilities. The chairperson's appointment is dependent upon annual faculty reappointment until tenure is granted.

Candidates must have a doctorate in Counselor Education or Special Education (or in a related discipline accompanied by an advanced degree/specialization in Special Education) and must meet requirements for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Experience in K-12 settings also is required. Administrative experience at the level of program director, coordinator, or department chair and NCATE and/or CACREP accreditation experience is desirable.

The Chairperson retains all the rights and privileges of a faculty member as contained in the statewide union agreement. Rank and salary are dependent upon experience. For further details on the roles and responsibilities for this position, please see the following link on the University web site:

The Department of Special Education and Counseling offers programs at graduate and undergraduate levels which are nationally recognized by the CEC or CACREP-accredited. In addition to its excellent programs and accomplished faculty, the Department enjoys rich partnerships with professional development schools in New Jersey and with Windesheim University in the Netherlands.

Candidates should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, with contact information for at least three professional references to Professor Peter Griswold, Chair, Department of Special Education and Counseling ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointment to this position can be made beginning September 1, 2012.

The William Paterson University of New Jersey is a comprehensive public institution of higher learning. The university offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs. It enrolls over 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. It is situated on a beautiful suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, twenty miles west of New York City.

William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey

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