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Assistant Professor of Special Education: High Incidence Disability Categories

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Education and Counseling is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education with expertise in Special Education and intervention with high incidence disability categories beginning August 8, 2022.

Position Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will serve as a key member of the School’s educational programs and will be expected (a) to teach Special Education courses each semester; (b) assess and evaluate student learning outcomes, skills, and dispositions; (c) serve on program and school committees; and (d) demonstrate commitment to diversity and equity in education through teaching, community engagement, and advising of student organizations.


The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree with expertise in Special Education, Developmental or Clinical Psychology, or related field from an accredited institution.  Candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) are encouraged to apply.

  1. A minimum of three years of successful teaching in P-12 environment;
  2. Experience in the delivery and management of Special Education programming;
  3. A background in supervision of teacher candidates;
  4. Evidence of scholarly activity;
  5. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Individuals who meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Skills in program development and performance-based assessments;
  • Experience with online teaching and distance coaching;
  • Experience designing and teaching synchronous and asynchronous online courses; and
  • Evidence of experience with program accreditation.
University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. PNW serves approximately 9,300 students across two campuses, offering more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity.

College Profile

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves over 1,500 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students across a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the college include:

Behavioral Sciences

Communication and Creative Arts

English and World Languages

History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics


School of Education & Counseling

The College houses the Community Counseling Center that provides quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and health‐related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region.  The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana.

School of Education and Counseling Profile

The School of Education and Counseling programs are accredited by the State of Indiana, and nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  The Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs are accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until December 1, 2021. To apply, applicants should submit the following via the online application link: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a research statement; and 5) three professional references.

For inquiries, please contact the School of Education and Counseling; Purdue University Northwest; 1401 S. US Hwy 421, Westville, IN 46391; Phone: 219.989.2360.  Dr. Geoff Schultz will serve as Search Committee Chair.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.   

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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