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Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Special Education (Tenure Track, F0736A1)

Old Dominion University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Old Dominion University Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Special Education (10-month tenure track with summer teaching possible) to start in Fall, 2022. This program offers undergraduate endorsement as well as Master’s and Ph.D. degrees. Job responsibilities encompass teaching, research, and service. Specifically, this position entails teaching special education courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or doctoral level using a variety of course delivery options; engagement in scholarly research and writing; pursuit of external funding; and participating in service activities supporting the University, community, and profession.


  • Required Qualifications:
    1. Earned doctorate in Special Education or related field, or ABD with verification of degree completion by August 2022;
    2. Evidence of scholarly productivity; expertise in educational programming for children with disabilities;
    3. Teaching experience with diverse cultural, ethnic, and disability groups; and strong verbal, written, and technology skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Degree with an emphasis on Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to 6);
    • Developed or potential to develop a robust research agenda;
    • Evidence of or demonstrated potential to obtain external funding;
    • Expertise in evidence-based educational programming and assessment for children with disabilities from birth to age 6;
    • Teaching experience in settings that serve young children with disabilities;
    • College/university teaching experiences, including technology delivered instruction;
    • Experience with advising and mentoring of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students;
    • Interdisciplinary collaborative efforts involving public schools, postsecondary institutions, and/or community agencies; and
    • Participation in accreditation review processes and program governance.


The Darden College of Education & Professional Studies is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service. The College prepares outstanding professionals for work in the region, engages in research and dissemination of education at this critical time in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world.  The College has active research and service partnerships with regional, national, and international businesses, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, non-profit agencies, schools, and military bases.

Institutional Context

Old Dominion University (ODU) is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 24,800, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full time equivalent faculty of over 720 of which 40% are female. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Programs also are offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and at Distant Learning sites across the state and across the nation.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names of three references with telephone and e-mail addresses to: Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Conditions of Employment

In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel.  Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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