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Assistant Professor for Special Education & Visual Impairment

Northern State University
South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 6, 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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Northern State University

College of Professional Studies

Millicent Atkins School of Education


Position Title:  Assistant Professor of Special Education/Visual Impairment


Responsibilities: Northern State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Special Education/Visual Impairment. Responsibilities include teaching both face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate courses in a learner-centered environment, student teaching supervision, academic advisement, scholarly activity, and service to the university and community. The candidate filling this new position will assume a leadership role in guiding the growth of NSU’s new MSEd program in Special Education with a specialization in Visual Impairment.  Developing NSU’s relationship in both pedagogy and research with the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired will also be a significant element of this faculty position.


Qualifications: Applicants with an earned doctorate from an accredited university in Special Education with a specialization in Visual Impairment, Low Vision, and/or Orientation and Mobility are preferred; however, ABDs who will complete their degree before the date of appointment will be considered. The ideal candidate will have P-12 teaching experience in Special Education, particularly working with visually impaired students. Recognized certification in Braille, Orientation and Mobility, and/or Assistive Technology is also desired. The candidate should be able to teach in the areas of Braille, Orientation and Mobility, and Assistive technology, as well as general P-12 special education courses.


Setting: Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular opportunities. NSU is consistently ranked as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. Northern State University is organized into the School of Fine Arts, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Professional Studies housing the School of Business and the Millicent Atkins School of Education. NSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and by CAEP. NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern SD. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and is a cultural, retail, banking, agribusiness, and healthcare hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. With more than $100 million invested over the last decade, Northern State University is experiencing transformative positive momentum. Recent new buildings, renovations and projects under construction include significant updates to the Johnson Fine Arts Center and Barnett Athletics Center, three new residence halls, the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center, and a new regional Sports Complex with athletic and recreational fields. NSU’s Millicent Atkins School of Education has a unique relationship with the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which is located on NSU’s campus in a new, state-of-the-art building 


Values: Northern State University is committed to building a culture of inclusion, belonging and collegiality that respects diversity in knowledge, culture and world view. We strongly encourage women and individuals bringing diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives to apply.


Application:  Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022.  A complete application should include cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, and a list of three references.  The position is open until filled with an anticipated August 15, 2022 start date. For more information regarding this

Revised 2021-09-28


position, and to apply, visit:  Click on ‘Northern State University’ in the Quick Search section.  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  All applicants are subject to a background check.  AA/EOE  

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