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Tenure Track Special Education Faculty

Radford University School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Radford, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Deadline: Open until filled

Type: Tenure-track

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Employment type: Full-time, 9 month

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 10, 2023

POSITION: The School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Radford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with primary responsibilities in teaching, supervision, service, and research in the Special Education program area. Radford University seeks to cultivate a culture of inclusive excellence where all voices are embraced, valued, respected, and integrated into the fabric of our community. The School of Teacher Education and Leadership contributes to the mission of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion by ensuring our graduates are responsive to the educational goals of a multicultural population and can work effectively with students, families, and colleagues from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to teach and work in inclusive K-12 settings with children and families from diverse backgrounds.

APPOINTMENT CONDITIONS: This position is a tenure track, 9-month faculty appointment in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership with the possibility of supplemental summer teaching. Local residency is required. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching online and on-campus undergraduate and graduate courses; participate in student recruitment activities; advise students; have an active program of research; and provide service to Department, College, University, and professional organizations or other external agencies, including through the procurement of external funds and grant management. Additional leadership opportunities as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in special education or related field; candidates who have completed all doctoral work but have not yet defended their dissertation at the time of the application will also be considered, although candidates must have their degree conferred by the contract start date At least 3 years of experience working with K-12 students with disabilities in an inclusive academic setting Interest in and expertise to teach courses integral to an inclusive special education program using multi-tiered systems of support Experience providing math and/or literacy interventions for K-12 students with disabilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaborative planning and co-teaching in higher education Experience with undergraduate programs leading to dual licensure in elementary and special education Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 students Experience providing supervision to preservice teachers at the elementary or secondary level Experience writing IEPs and leading the collaborative co-planning and co-teaching process needed to provide strong supports to students with disabilities Experience teaching in-person and/or online at the university level Engagement in professional service, scholarship, and/or grant writing

UNIVERSITY & LOCAL COMMUNITY: Radford University is a nationally-recognized co-educational, doctoral/professional public university focused on student success. The University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. Founded in 1910, Radford focused on preparing teachers for Virginia’s growing public school system, and it remains one of the premier teacher preparation universities in the Commonwealth and is well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment, and abundant opportunities for students to get involved in and out of the classroom. Our 204-acre classic American campus is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Radford, VA, a college town of 15,000 residents on the scenic and ancient New River. Radford is a mix of tranquil rural settings and university-style amenities, a haven for music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, home to many community- university partnership opportunities, and is a commutable drive from Roanoke and Blacksburg, a two-hour drive from the Piedmont Triad, and two and a half hours from Charlotte, NC.

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership, housed in the College of Education and Human Development, is a community of scholars dedicated to the preparation of collaborative, globally-minded, highly skilled educators and leaders. The school recognizes that the effectiveness and creativity of a group is strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in our field and/or have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment. Learn more about Radford University at

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should call (540) 831- 5008 (voice) or (540) 831-5128 (TTY). If you need access to a computer, you may visit our office at 600 Tyler Avenue, Radford, Virginia, or the local Virginia Employment Commission.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60- 300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

APPLICATION: Interested candidates should apply at and include:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, including a discussion of your preparation to teach content and skills included in a dual licensure preparation program in elementary and special education
  • Curriculum vita Unofficial graduate transcripts A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that describes how scholarship and past experiences contribute to your professional growth as an inclusive educator Statement of research interests linking scholarship to practice List of three references (Indicate in the online application)

Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


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