Visiting Assistant Professor, Special Education

Saint Joseph's University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Saint Joseph’s University

Visiting Assistant Professor, Special Education

Position Summary:

The Department of Special Education at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with experience in special education, especially structured literacy and high incidence disabilities, for the 2022-2023 academic year. Candidates should desire the opportunity to work with department colleagues to build a vibrant and sustainable program of study within the context of a Jesuit Institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate in Special Education will teach four courses each semester (8 courses total taught in fall and spring), including courses in the undergraduate and graduate special education PK-12 program. Duties for this position include service to the department, demonstration of teaching effectiveness, and providing support and guidance to students. The successful candidate should anticipate working closely with school partners to build strong theory-practice connections. There is an option for summer teaching.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

1-2 weekend days and some evenings per semester for admission events, department programming

Minimum Requirements:

  • S. in Special Education
  • PA (or state equivalent) Certification in Special Education
  • Experience in developing PK-12 school-university partnerships
  • Experience teaching teacher candidates at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Teacher certification in special education with at least three years PK-12 classroom teaching experience with students with high incidence disabilities
  • Knowledge of and experience with structured literacy approaches
  • Understanding of and experience with best practices in teaching students with high incidence disabilities (including specific learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D or Ed.D in Special Education
  • Understanding of and experience with special education assessment
  • Understanding of and experience with special education transition planning
  • Experience with on-line course delivery

On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume.  For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:

Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.



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