Fellow in Special Education: Specialism in Autism Studies

Department:  Special Education
Rank: Fellow
Specialization(s): Special Education - Autism

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Department of Special Education is seeking to fill a full-time, faculty fellow position to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching special education and autism courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The faculty fellow will be assigned to teach five courses per year.  In addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty fellow will be required to engage in scholarship, service to the department and University, professional participation and student advising.  The position will provide opportunities for collaboration with the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders and with other departments in support of the mission of the department of special education.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Special Education, Autism studies, Applied Behavior Analysis or related area, with at least one graduate degree in special education; demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practices in instruction of individuals with autism and other disabilities, including diagnostic assessment, and positive behavior support; ABD applicants may be considered;
  • to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the university.

Application Process

  • Cover letter expressing interests, experiences, accomplishments, and strengths related to the position;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (including your ability to work effectively with diverse populations)
  • Names and contact information (Phone and email) for three references.

Please submit electronically a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Special Education Search Committee Chair at SEDsearch1@southernct.edu.  For best consideration, materials should be received by Friday, November 18, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.