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Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research

East Carolina University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 1, 2021

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

Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research
Vacancy #:  931577

Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research in the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU) is eagerly seeking applicants and nominations for a tenure-track, nine-month, full-time faculty position available August 15, 2022. ECU is the largest producer of special education graduates in North Carolina and holds CEC accreditation in all special education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2021, ranked ECU the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Special Education. Rank and salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Job Duties
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate K-12 special education courses (i.e., adapted curriculum/extended content standards undergraduate, low-incidence disability graduate, and service classes offered to general education teacher candidates) on campus and/or online via distance education delivery; supervising practicum experiences and internships; engaging in an active research and publication agenda including grant writing; and providing service to the university, community, and profession. Applicants from historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Contingent upon availability of funding.

Minimum Education/Experience
Doctoral degree in special education; 2-3 years of teaching students receiving extended standards instruction in a K-12 setting; documented experience in college teaching of face-to-face and/or on-line courses; and eligibility for NC Teacher Licensure. Candidates with Ph.D. or Ed.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to your first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Current or Eligibility for NC Teacher License.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Preference given to those with 3 years of teaching students receiving extended standards instruction in K-12 setting and to those with both college face to face and on-line teaching experience. Candidates with expertise related to populations receiving extended standards instruction: (1) transition for K-12, (2) post-secondary higher education opportunities, (3) general curriculum access, (4) collaborative work with public schools and/or (5) learners who are culturally and linguistically underrepresented.

Special Instructions to Applicant
Candidates must submit the following documents online at (1) a letter of application describing academic background, specific skills, and experiences relevant to the position, (2) a written statement describing research productivity and agenda, (3) a list of references, including contact information, (4) at least two examples of scholarly works, and (5) a current vitae.

Selected candidates will be asked to submit copies of transcripts for relevant degrees and three current letters of reference to:
Dr. Melissa E. Hudson, Mail Stop 504, Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, College of Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

Screening continues until the position is filled. Finalists will demonstrate teaching skills and present the results of a current research study, as well as plans for future research. Official transcripts required prior to written contract offer.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #931577 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  

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