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Assistant Professor, Education

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 20, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Education at Salve Regina University is pleased to announce an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of Elementary/Special Education beginning Fall 2024.

Within the context of the University Mission, Salve's Teacher Education Programs develop in students a desire to seek wisdom and to promote universal justice. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate successful teaching experiences and a commitment to working toward equity and justice. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in elementary or special education, and to supervise relevant clinical field experiences. Culturally responsive teaching, representation of historically marginalized groups in course content, and a record of sociocultural consciousness are imperative. Other expectations include program development in conjunction with the Elementary/Special Education Program Coordinator. The successful applicant will be required to collaborate with departmental faculty as well as design and conduct research studies and mentor undergraduates. Student advisement, scholarly research and publishing, and university and community service are important components of the position and essential for retention, tenure, and promotion.

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in the area of Education
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in Elementary or Special Education, in public school contexts
  • Strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and teacher education
  • Capacity to develop a program of independent research
  • Ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing, use technology in teaching and learning, and work collaboratively is essential
  • Record of culturally responsive pedagogy, antiracist education, and representation of historically marginalized groups in course content

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify . ( Spanish )



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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