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Assistant Professor of Special Education, Special Education and Interventions

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 12, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Special Education

Department of Special Education and Interventions

Central Connecticut State University invites applications to join the Special Education and Intervention Department as a full time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will take a primary role in providing instruction and supervision using research and pedagogical best practices, student advisement, recruitment and other duties that will enhance the department and university.

About CCSU’s Special Education & Intervention Department

The Department of Special Education and Interventions offers several master's-level programs as well as a Transition Specialist Official Certificate Program. Nationally accredited by The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and recognized by master’s degree Online as one of the best special education master's programs in the nation, our programs emphasize carefully sequenced classes and field experiences that enable our students to gradually increase their knowledge and skills in the field of special education. Department of Special Education and Interventions faculty also work collaboratively with public schools to improve the educational experiences of K-12 students with disabilities and promote appropriate research/scholarly activity, and community engagement.

For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit CCSU .

Position Profile

The position may include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses specifically focused in Special Education; advising graduate students; assisting in program accreditation process; and participating in department, professional unit, and university committees. The successful candidate may also be responsible for supervision of field experiences and is expected to effectively teach and advise a diverse student population, engage in ongoing research and other discipline‐related scholarly activities, and make professional and university service contributions. Demonstrated achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service is required for tenure and promotion. Commitment to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body is expected.

Applicant Evaluative Criteria

Applicant profiles and supplementary materials will be evaluated for appointment based on the following:

  • Earned doctorate in Special Education or equivalent with an emphasis on Students with special needs at the elementary and/or secondary level (ABD candidates will be considered with their defense by August 15, 2024)
Experience and Training:

  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience in a K-12 setting.
  • Experience in data-based decision making.
  • Documented quality, or promise of quality in teaching, scholarship, service, and discipline related professional activity.
  • Competence in integrating technology into instruction.
  • Evidence of exemplary organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of commitment to social justice, educational equity, multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service.
Ideal Candidate

  • Earned special education teaching certificate and public-school teaching experience
  • Experience in general and/or special education setting
  • Experience teaching courses at the undergraduate/graduate level
  • Experience with supervision of pre-service teachers
  • Experience seeking external funding.
  • Experience supporting students with the Educator Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) or other teacher performance assessments.

To Apply

To begin the application process, select the apply button and electronically submit the following documents by February 26, 2024 .
  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for this position.
  • Current Résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, student evaluation, letters from supervisors/colleagues, teaching philosophy, etc.)
  • Evidence of scholarly activity and achievement (e.g., copies of published articles/book chapters, recent conference presentations, etc.)
  • For ABD candidates, letter from a thesis advisor stating anticipated completion date.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. E-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security Number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.

Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Laura Jacobson, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2408 or .

Compensation and Employee Benefits

In accordance with the Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2024-2025. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information on the AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, please visit AAUP .

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include: paid personal, and sick leave accruals; medical, dental, and prescription plans; group life insurance; retirement; retiree health care; tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Contribution plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts; long and short term disability insurance plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University (Central) is the largest university in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, Central is also the state’s oldest publicly funded university. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive. 

The university comprises five academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we offer quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Explore each school in depth here. 

Central is a proud Community Engagement University designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Central offers a welcoming and attractive campus that is minutes from the state capital and few hours from Boston and New York City.

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach. We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.

Central Connecticut State University

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