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Elon University
Elon, North Carolina
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2022

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Tenured/Tenured Track
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The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Education position specializing in special education, beginning August 2023. 

Elon University’s Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education is committed to supporting the development of special education teachers grounded in equity and inclusion. We seek candidates with a commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Candidates contributing to inclusive excellence are encouraged to identify their experiences and commitments in their cover letter. 

The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate teacher preparation programs and Elon’s General Studies (CORE) Curriculum, with possible teaching opportunities in the master’s in education program. Responsibilities include teaching special education and related courses, as well as collaborating with public school partners for practicum and student teacher supervision. Additional responsibilities include student advising and undergraduate research mentorship, and service to the department, university, and profession. Candidates must demonstrate a record of, or potential for, scholarly activity, including professional publications and presentations. 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. (ABD considered with completion by starting date) with an emphasis in special education from an appropriately accredited institution.
  • Successful experience as a special education teacher in PK- 12 schools.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, mentoring and/or advising that contributes to inclusive excellence.
  • Record of, or potential for, scholarly activities commensurate with rank.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Experience teaching online courses and/or demonstrated competency using digital technologies.
  • Supervision of clinical field experiences in PK-12 schools.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with edTPA.
  • Expertise in literacy and language learning.

About the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education

Mission: The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education at Elon University prepares equity-minded leaders in the fields of education, physical activity and wellness who enhance the learning and lives of children and adults.

Vision: To prepare highly effective professionals who have the knowledge and skills to work as teachers, educators, advocates, and mentors. Graduates will be recognized as leaders in their work with diverse populations in a variety of settings.

About Elon University

Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 17 straight years.

In addition, Elon is a pioneer and leader in engaged and experiential learning and is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs focused on student success. Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious, and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.

Elon’s graduate programs offer stimulating intellectual communities built on close interaction with faculty, academic engagement with peers and a university environment fully committed to inquiry and research. The nine graduate programs and their respective schools have received national accreditation and are recognized as academically rigorous programs at an affordable cost.

To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at

To Apply:

Please send (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information, including email, for three references, and (4) unofficial transcripts to:

Please combine all documents into a single attachment for upload. 

Questions of candidates can be addressed to Dr. Scott Morrison, Search Chair at

Review of candidates will begin October 15, 2022, and continue until the position has been filled. 

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

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