Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University
of New York (SUNY), Empire State University empowers learners from
diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have
decades of experience providing educational access through online
teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and
prior learning assessment. We build on our students' experiences to
promote their growth and drive upward mobility and economic
development in New York state and beyond. SUNY Empire's 97,000
alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their
communities and their fields. Visit www.sunyempire.edu
and follow us on social media @SUNYEmpire.
SUNY Empire is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive
academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran
status. We believe that having diverse faculty and staff is
critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and
work in an increasingly global world.
Empire State University is currently seeking an Assistant
Professor of Early Childhood Special Education in our School of
Social and Behavioral Sciences. The successful candidate will have
expertise in foundations of early childhood education, childhood
education or special education, and curriculum and instruction with
knowledge of learning standards across content areas such as Math,
Science, and English Language Arts (emphasis on Pre-K-6th grade).
The ideal candidate should expect to develop and teach coursework
and mentor students at the undergraduate level.
The selected candidate will teach, develop curriculum, and
mentor/advise students in the new early childhood education program
which will be offered primarily in virtual modes, with some
in-person advisement of teacher candidates required. Central to the
faculty role is helping adults from diverse cultural backgrounds
design and complete degrees that meet their personal and
professional goals. SUNY Empire faculty provide individualized
advising from entry through graduation to students in their overall
academic program, including design of the degree and identifying
opportunities for prior learning assessment.
A highly distributed organization, SUNY Empire makes extensive
use of technological applications for communication, teaching and
learning, and administrative purposes. Working in cooperation with
local and statewide faculty and staff, the successful candidate
will provide high-quality educational services to students, engage
in an active scholarly agenda, participate in university
governance, and enhance the university's reputation within the
- Doctorate in Education or related field from a regionally
accredited US university or comparable non-US School of Education,
- Teacher certification in P-12 Special Education or Early
Childhood Special Education or equivalent.
- Three years classroom teaching experience.
- Demonstrated expertise in learning standards and curriculum
development in early childhood education.
- Strong communication, computer, and organizational skills.
- Experience with academic program development, innovative
program delivery, and individualized programs.
- Experience working with paraprofessionals in school
- Experience observing student teachers in their placements.
- College level teaching experience.
- Experience with Teacher Performance Assessment.
- Experience with learning technologies, online teaching, and
- Experience mentoring and teaching non-traditional students from
- Commitment to diversity issues in higher education and/or
through community-based work.
- Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement.
- Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English.
- Occasional travel will be required to advise student teachers
in their placements and to fulfill regional and university-wide
- Office hours (primarily online) will vary to accommodate
- Some evening and/or weekend engagement with students is
- SUNY Empire provides employees with robust remote and flexible
work options to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff in a
dispersed work environment. University locations that may be
considered include Saratoga Springs, Rochester and Selden, NY.
Rank/Salary: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor,
12-month appointment, $75,000.
Empire State University is an EOE employer.
We are pleased to offer our employees an excellent benefit
package which includes; NYS health insurance, free dental and
vision, competitive retirement options, and generous vacation, sick
and holiday accruals; and a strong emphasis on work-life
balance. We also offer faculty-development opportunities that
encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research,
scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership
development. Faculty-development opportunities include our
annual Fall Academic Conference and the annual Institute on
Mentoring, Teaching and Learning.
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THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME
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ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY
WEBSITE AT www.sunyempire.edu/safety-security.
Other available faculty opportunities are located on
our Faculty Vacancy Announcements page.
Applications Due By: Applications accepted
until position is filled.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please
submit the following documents, which are required for
consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:
- Cover letter
- Name and contact information of three references
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