Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Special Education. The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and development of the Teacher Education program in the School of Education.


The Assistant Professor of Special Education will work with the Dean of the School of Education to oversee and teach courses in special education at all levels (PK – 12); supervise students during their student teaching internships; develop partnerships with local schools; and contribute to the assessment and accreditation of teacher education programs. Responsibilities of this 12 month position also include advising students and the recruiting of adjuncts to teach courses in the program.

The Special Education program at Trinity focuses on inclusive education and believes in giving all teachers the skills they need to serve the needs of each individual student. In addition to an MAT in Special Education, Trinity offers a dual-licensure option so that candidates who are pursuing a license in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary education can also meet requirements for a Special Education licensure.


  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and advising and a record of effective experience teaching at the graduate level.
  • He or she will demonstrate versatility in teaching a wide variety of courses and enthusiasm for teaching students in the field of Special Education.

Education Requirement:

  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D.in the field of Special Education or a closely related major is a requirement.
  • Newly minted Ph.D.s are welcomed.

Official transcripts for all degrees earned, sample course syllabi, course evaluations, or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three professional references will be needed if invited to campus for an interview.

Trinity Washington University seeks those individuals who have a passion for the possibilities made available by education. We are a mission-driven environment that is preparing special education teachers for the DC Public Schools and other systems in our region. You will be exposed to a collaborative environment and will be integral to the development of the program. Trinity’s School of Education is NCATE accredited, and the Special Education program holds national recognition from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Please submit letter of application and C.V. to: trinityjobs@trinitydc.edu

Review of applications will continue until an appointment is made.

Trinity Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.