Overview

Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is rising! With the implementation of a new academic strategic plan, we are seeking qualified candidates passionate about sharing their knowledge, implementing strategies for student engagement and success, and building a community of education excellence. Heidelberg University seeks a dynamic individual to fill the immediate need for an Assistant Professor of Special Education. This position is in the School of Education and Counseling, one of the four schools recently implemented within the new organizational structure of Academic Affairs. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.

Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg’s vacant positions. Additionally, we are seeking faculty and staff who want to contribute as able and interested to the University’s initiatives to improve our student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation, and placement.

The Assistant Professor of Special Education provides instruction and advising to undergraduate students. This faculty appointment includes a full-time 12-hour teaching load in addition to office hours, advising, committee work, research and opportunities for continued professional development. This is a three-year position beginning August 2018 with the possibility of multiple year extensions. The Assistant Professor of Special Education reports directly to the Director of the Education Department.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience, qualifications and abilities, including:

Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited institution with a focus on Special Education and three (3) years experience teaching in a Special Education capacity in any grade P-12. ABD from similar institutions with a clear plan for completion will be accepted. A Master’s degree with eighteen (18) graduate hours from an accredited institution with a minimum of three (3) years teaching in Special Education (mild-moderate) may be considered.

  • Demonstrated engagement in scholarly and/or professional development activities including appropriate research, publication and presentation and/or coursework to maintain academic qualifications and/or Ohio Education Licensure.
  • Successful experience supervising student research projects and advising.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to student centered active learning and student engagement activities.
  • Willingness to participate and engage in responsibilities, campus efforts and activities during the day, evenings, and /or weekends both on-campus and off-campus in order to be part of a community that supports education excellence and student success.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and appreciation for a liberal arts tradition.
  • Commitment and a demonstrated record of academic excellence with professional and personal integrity.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem- solving skills.
  • A demonstrated work ethic that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, and builds consensus in a high-energy and high-task environment.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work.

For consideration, or to obtain additional information, please visit www.heidelberg.edu/careers where the online application is available. Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, professional references, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Official transcripts will be required of the finalist candidate.