Lecturer-IR/AT, Special Education

Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
May 24, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The School of Education (SOE), Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term faculty member at the rank of Lecturer-IR/AT for the Department of Special Education. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Special Education Department, advising, participation in departmental work and meetings, as well as SOE meetings and committee work. Areas of expertise/teaching may include but not limited to: assessment, policies and procedures in Special Education, research design, language and communication, physical development in early childhood Special Education, general early childhood Special Education, ABA strategies, ABA ethics, functional analysis, verbal behavior and consultation and supervision. Interested candidates would be joining a supportive faculty focused on student development and learning. We seek a candidate who will complement and possibly expand our strengths in areas that support the institutional mission of educating students for lives of leadership and service for the common good. We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, protected persons, and others committed to expanding the diversity of the profession.

Job duties

  • Teach 24 semester credits during the academic year
  • Collaborate with department and School of Education colleagues
  • Advise candidates, which may include guidance in completing capstone projects
  • Supervision of candidates in field experiences


 Required Qualifications:

  • D. or Ed.D. in Special Education or related area
    • ABD or MEd applicants may be considered
  • BCBA certified
  • Minimum of three years K-12 teaching
  • Individuals that have worked with or trained staff in clinical setting may be considered
  • Established record of working with children, adolescents, and families.
  • Demonstrated interest in serving as a mentor to students seeking advanced degrees in Special Education related fields
  • Evidence of effective, collaborative engagement.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with community stakeholders.
  • Record of working with K-12 educational system
  • Evidence of teaching or training excellence.
  • Experience engaging with diverse communities, and an investment in social justice, equity, and inclusion as evidenced by prior innovative and successful strategies.


To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Kimberly Weber, Chair, Special Education, weberk@gonzaga.edu. Please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996 with any technical or application questions.  The position closes 6/25/2021, at midnight, PST. 


Materials required for application:


  • Cover letter should address the following:
    • Relevance of your academic training to the position.
    • Fit with Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic tradition.
    • Personal philosophy of, and commitment to, teaching and advising.
    • Personal commitment to leadership and service within the profession.
    • Evidence of experience engaging in social justice and equal access work within an educational context.
    • Additional qualifications you would bring to the position.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of all university transcripts
  • Finalists will be asked to provide names and contact information for two professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.


Gonzaga University belongs to a long and distinguished tradition of humanistic Catholic and Jesuit education. The School of Education upholds the University tradition and exemplifies it through its dedication to preparing socially responsible professionals who serve with competence, commitment, and care. The department builds upon the University’s values as it serves students who wish to address the educational challenges and opportunities inherent in a changing world.


Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.