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Lecturer in Special Education (Non-Tenure Track, F0016A1)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Old Dominion University Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education is inviting applications for a position as Lecturer in Special Education (12- month, non-tenure track). This program offers undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD degrees. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, advising students, supervising teacher candidates seeking certification in special education general curriculum disabilities, and providing community outreach. Candidates will be expected to teach in traditional, on-campus classroom settings, and in field-based or distance learning modalities (i.e., web-conferencing, online).


Applicant must have:

  1. A Master’s degre in special education;
  2. A certification in one or more areas of special education;
  3. Expertise in educational programming for students with mild/high-incidence disabilities accessing the general curriculum;
  4. Teaching experience in K-12 settings with diverse cultural, linguistic, and ethnic groups, and in settings that serve students with and without disabilities; and
  5. Strong verbal, written, and technology skills are required.           

Preferred candidates for the position would have experience with the following:

  • Online instruction and/or post-secondary teaching in special education
  • Emphasis on the general curriculum K-12 (e.g., students with a specific learning disability)
  • Collaborative efforts involving public schools, postsecondary institutions, and/or community agencies
  • Effective integration of technology in the instructional process; and participation in accreditation review processes
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and participation in program decision-making

The Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
The Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service.  The college prepares outstanding professionals for work in the region and engages in research and dissemination of education and related professions at this critical time in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world.  The College has active research and service partnerships with regional, national, and international businesses, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, non-profit agencies, schools, and military bases.

Institutional Context
Old Dominion University (ODU) is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 24,000, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full-time equivalent faculty of over 720 of which 40% are female. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and at Distant Learning sites across the state and across the nation. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Applicants must complete the online application ( and upload the following for a complete application: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names of three references with telephone and e-mail addresses. For questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Silvana Watson, Search Committee Chair, by email at The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. 

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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