Black Hills State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Special Education position within the School of Education. The position begins August 2017.

The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; will have the ability to connect theory to practice; will work well in collaborative settings; and will have the desire/ability to make connections with local schools.

Duties for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Special Education and general education, engaging in appropriate research/scholarly activities, and participating in or leading service activities. Preference will be given to candidates with specialized expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) assessment in Special Education, (2) transition services for adolescents with disabilities, (3) assistive technology, (4) psychological and behavioral characteristics of P-12 students with disabilities, (5) Applied Behavior Analysis, (6) reading methods for students with disabilities.


  • A doctorate in special education or a related field (ABD considered)
  • Thorough understanding of current best practices in Special Education related to (1) assessment/identification, (2) behavior management and (3) instructional programming


  • A minimum of three (3) years of successful P-12 school experience
  • Online teaching experience
  • History of scholarly activity

Applications must be made online at http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu; attach a cover letter, CV, transcripts and names/contact information of at least three professional references. This position is open until filled. For application assistance, contact Human Resources at 605.642.6549. Questions specific to the position may be directed to Elias Clinton, at 605.642.6509 or elias.clinton@bhsu.edu.

Black Hills State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory background check.