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Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education Administration

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2022

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Position Title:  Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education Administration

Summary: The College of Education and Community Innovation at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education Administration beginning August, 2023. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education, Educational Leadership, or a closely related field. Primary responsibilities include: Undertake the role of Graduate Program Director, teach graduate courses in the Special Education Administration program, supervise graduate student research, pursue scholarly interests; and provide service to the university, profession, and community. A full description is available on our website.


Required Qualifications and Education: 
⦁    Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Special Education Director approval 
⦁    Special education administrator experience
⦁    Willingness to travel to all GVSU sites for instruction


Preferred Qualifications and Education:
⦁    University teaching at the graduate level
⦁    Willingness to teach using multimedia modes of instruction including Blackboard, PowerPoint or Google Slides, video streaming, etc. 
⦁    Effective communication and interpersonal skills
⦁    Evidence of accomplishment or strong potential of success in research, publication, grant writing, or scholarly writing
⦁    Evidence of skills in curriculum development, assessment of college/university student learning and Higher Education accreditation


Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

⦁    Teach graduate course equivalents each semester in the Special Education Administration Program, to include traditional courses, practica, and capstone projects
⦁    Serve in the capacity of Graduate Program Director for the M.Ed Special Education Administration
⦁    Pursue scholarly activities such as research, writing for publication, and professional presentations
⦁    Provide service to the institution (GVSU), profession, and community
⦁    Advise program students
⦁    Direct Special Education Administration program to include faculty placements, curriculum planning, and program accreditation work

Salary:  Commensurate with experience 

Department/Division:  Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, College of Education and Community Innovation/Academic Affairs Division

Campus: Pew Campus (Downtown Grand Rapids)

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae and three references. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. You may also contact Dr. Cynthia Smith, current special education administration program director, at 231 206-2954 with questions regarding the position. 

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at

Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

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