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Assistant/Associate Professor, Special Education (dual role with MA SPED/LDT-C), Department of

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2022

Full-time Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate Professor

College of Education, Department of Interdisciplinary & Inclusive Education


A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, affordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education operates within the College of Education, which offers undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. The department also offers the following graduate programs: Master of Arts in both special education and learning disabilities, Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, and multiple Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS). A Special Education Assessment Center, supported by the Department, provides families with further structures to assist students with special needs. Additionally, the College of Education houses and supports the Early Childhood Demonstration Center, which serves preschool-age children and provides field and clinical experiences for early childhood candidates.

The College of Education is searching for two highly qualified and experienced Special Education professionals to engage in collaborative research with faculty and initiate research projects for external funding, and teach courses in the graduate Special Education/ Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) programs. These professionals will also participate in service initiatives, particularly LDTC-C program coordination for one of the positions, and implementation and initiatives in a growing and diverse region of special education systems. These successful candidates will have a research and teaching philosophy guided by a commitment to diversity, social justice, cultural responsiveness, sociocultural theory and constructivism. The candidates will teach courses in the graduate special education and/or LDTC programs. Expertise in areas such as assessment, diagnostic assessment, curriculum, collaborative practices, and neurodevelopmental characteristics and needs (birth-12) is highly preferred. Program coordination responsibilities will be required for one selected applicant. Both searches in this posting are for a full-time, tenure-track position.

Required Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in special education from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of appointment

• Certification as a LDT-C or Educational Diagnostician and/or meets state licensure requirements for Special Education (P-12) and a minimum of 3 years of public school teaching in inclusive P-12 settings or a private school for students with disabilities.

• Demonstrated competence in research, teaching online, and service in special education, including a strong research record in special education addressing current timely issues and trends in our field

• Strong understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate, evidence-based practices in diverse educational settings; experience with student-centered practices and evidence-based teaching strategies for students with a range of suspected and diagnosed disability labels.

• Strong understanding of various education systems such as public and private education centers, Part C Early Intervention as well as public preschool and P-12 education programs and familiarity with the accreditation standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

• Demonstrated ability in communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, including commitment to inclusion, social justice and equity in special education, and culturally responsive and differentiated instruction, as well as collaboration, collegiality, and respect for all people

• Demonstrated commitment to working with multiple stakeholders, P-12 schools, and underrepresented groups of children.

• A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education

Additional Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in program development, higher education teaching in multiple formats (including in-person, online, and hybrid), supervision and/or coordination of supervision

• Experience with program coordination or leadership in special education programs or a willingness to lead at the program level

• Experience with multiple forms of formal and informal assessment and the evaluation of stakeholders and educational environments

• Advocacy related to access, success, and equity issues in education

Starting Date:

September 1, 2023

Salary: Competitive

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Dr. Nicole Edwards at or Nanci Paparo at for specific questions regarding these positions.

Application Materials:

Submit contents of application (pdf documents preferred)
  • Application cover letter addressing experiences related to higher education teaching, scholarship, and service,

  • A statement teaching philosophy (300-400 words),

  • Curriculum vitae,

  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial for application), and

  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references (include name, title, institution/organization, email, and phone number)

Application must include each of these documents at the time of submission.

Rowan University values diversity, and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Advertised: Oct 5 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Feb 17 2023 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time

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