Assistant Professor of Education/Special Education

Buena Vista University
Iowa, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Type
Full Time

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa seeks a candidate to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education/Special Education position in the School of Education. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education or a related field is preferred. ABD and specialist degree candidates will be considered with priority given to ABD. Specialist degree positions are not eligible for tenure and will be considered a full-time lecturer professorship. We are seeking a highly qualified special education professional with experiences in K-12 mild to moderate and behavioral, cognitive, or early childhood special education settings, with experience related to dual certification in general and special education and/or stand-alone special education licensure. Preference will be given to candidates with cognitive, behavioral, or early childhood special education and university teaching experience.

The successful candidate will be one who can teach a variety of introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and be adept at relating course content to the professional practice and licensure requirements. Candidates with teaching or professional experience in the areas of Assessments, Transitions, Severe Cognitive or Behavioral Disabilities, and Early Childhood Special Education are particularly encouraged to apply. The position requires strong teaching skills, advising and mentoring of undergraduate students, and service to the institution.

Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since 1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster an environment based on success both for our students and our employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community. BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike. Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural environment. We are a diverse community in both population and opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn more at

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy statement, and current vita with the names of 4-6 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2022.

Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and especially welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity.

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa and all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

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