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Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education

Employer
Empire State University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Dec 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Company Description:

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. 

Job Description:

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 community.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Education or related field from a regionally accredited US university or comparable non-US School of Education, ABD considered.
  • 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.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with academic program development, innovative program delivery, and individualized programs.
  • Experience working with paraprofessionals in school settings.
  • Experience observing student teachers in their placements.
  • College level teaching experience.
  • Experience with Teacher Performance Assessment.
  • Experience with learning technologies, online teaching, and course development.
  • Experience mentoring and teaching non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.
  • 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.

Special Information:

  • Occasional travel will be required to advise student teachers in their placements and to fulfill regional and university-wide commitments.
  • Office hours (primarily online) will vary to accommodate student needs.
  • Some evening and/or weekend engagement with students is required.
  • 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.

Additional Information:

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.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, 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.

Application Instructions:

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:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

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Empire State University

SUNY'S LEADING ONLINE INSTITUTION

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York, 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 are SUNY’s leading online institution and New York state’s only public online institution.

SUNY Empire serves 16,000 students across New York state, the region, and the world. The institution specializes in high-quality, flexible, affordable education for working adults, including parents, veterans, and military-affiliates. Our 95,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields.

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