Assistant/Associate Professor – Special Education

Department:  Special Education
Rank: Assistant/Associate
Specialization(s): Generalist
Search # 20-023


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, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching special education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Faculty are assigned a 12-credit hour load each semester. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty are required to engage in scholarship, service to the department and University, professional participation and student advising.

Required Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in special education or related area and at least one graduate degree in special education; demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practices in instruction of individuals with disabilities, including diagnostic assessment, assistive technology, and positive behavior support; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to engage in scholarship and service appropriate to university appointment.  ABD applicants may be considered.  If ABD, candidate must have an earned doctorate by the end of the first year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Developing and/or demonstrated record of scholarship; K-12 special education teaching certification; three years or more years of full-time K-12 special education teaching experience with students with disabilities; knowledge of federal and Connecticut state laws regarding the education of students with disabilities; demonstrated effectiveness in serving culturally and linguistically diverse student populations; university teaching experience in special education coursework; experience teaching in a variety of formats (e.g., on ground, hybrid, online); experience in field-based mentoring/supervision of teacher candidates, including assessments such as edTPA; and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership roles.

Application Process:

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  Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, October 18, 2019.  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.