Assistant Professors, Special Education (2 Positions)

Plattsburgh State University of New York in New York

Date Posted January 17, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Assistant Professors, Special Education (2 Positions)

The State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh and the Teacher Education Unit have a long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and teacher preparation. Effective Fall 2014, we are seeking two dynamic, collaborative educators at the Assistant Professor level who have experience in curriculum development for children with special needs and value inclusion, critical disabilities studies, multicultural competencies, learner-centered pedagogy, and social justice. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in special education, as well as early childhood/childhood education, curriculum development and teaching methods.

Experience integrating curricular areas, as well as infusing technology to support learning, is essential. Successful candidates will be expected to practice and model reflective teaching and learning as members of collaborative/cooperative cohort teaching teams, working closely with university colleagues and professionals in regional partner schools.

The teacher education programs at SUNY Plattsburgh are innovative, flourishing, and TEAC accredited, focusing on the education of children from early childhood settings through grades 1-6 and 7-12. Our programs integrate extensive field experiences, developmental and educational theory, content knowledge, and critical pedagogy. We have adopted an inquiry approach to program improvement, and as such, faculty participation in program assessment and improvement activities is required.

Responsibilities include: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; teaching in a faculty cohort; supervising graduate and undergraduate students in field experiences; advising graduate and undergraduate students; participating in service activities internal and external to campus; contributing to program development; and engaging in scholarly activity. Evidence of effective teaching, publication and other scholarly activities/research, and a record of service related to P-12 education and/or teacher preparation will be required for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Education or related field at time of appointment; Masters degree in Special Education; minimum three years of public school (or equivalent) P-12 teaching experience; evidence of a strong developmental base with knowledge of multiple teaching methodologies; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with college faculty and P-12 school personnel; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching at the college level (undergraduate, graduate) and field supervision; evidence of scholarly activity or agenda; knowledge of and experience with diverse children and families; inclusion, and knowledge of current technological applications and assistive technology.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.


Salary: $50,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Materials received by November 15 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to and include a resume/CV, cover letter of interest, a personal statement of teaching philosophy, 1 current letter of reference and contact information for two current references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.



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