The YSU Department of Counseling, Special Education and School Psychology is seeking a candidate for an Assistant Professor position to teach Early Childhood/Early Childhood Intervention Services/Special Education program courses. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) teach undergraduate courses offered in collaboration by the Special Education and Teacher Education programs, and engage in (2) scholarship, (3) professional and university service, and (4) program development. The candidate should have an ability and willingness to develop, implement, and coordinate clinical experiences; and develop and teach online courses and or programs. The successful candidate will be cross-appointed to the Department of Teacher Education.

The mission of the Department of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology is to develop professional counselors, intervention specialists, school psychologists, and related helping professionals. We seek to produce graduates who are sensitive to the impacts of human development, culture, and context upon students and consumers of education and counseling services. Graduates are caring and compassionate teachers, counselors and professionals; who are self-reflective; who promote opportunity and social justice for the impoverished urban and rural populations; and, who are committed to empowering individuals to thrive, and to achieve their fullest potential.

The faculty and students within the Department of Counseling, Special Education, & School Psychology are committed to academic success, excellence, and engagement. The department has a consistent record of accomplishments in relation to the mission and goals of YSU, assessment activities/results, research and scholarly activity by faculty and students, examples of student success and academic excellence, and community engagement activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education-related field.
  • Teaching license in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, or early childhood special education.
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in K-12 schools.
  • Experience working with children with an IEP (individualized education plan).

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include:

  1. experience providing special education interventions to elementary students who have a wide range of exceptional learning needs;
  2. experience teaching special education and/or early childhood courses at a university level;
  3. understanding of / interest in special education and early childhood education program approval requirements.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00241
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit (1) letter of interest, (2) a current vita with employment history and dates, (3) a copy of transcript showing highest degree, (4) teaching philosophy, and (5) Other Document 1 – three references which include name, address, phone numbers or email addresses.

Applicants brought to campus for an interview will be required to submit three confidential letters of reference.

For additional questions, please contact the chair of the search committee:

Jennifer Vaschak
Search Chair, Dept. of Counseling, Special Education, & School Psychology
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555-0001
Phone: (330) 941-1931
E-mail: jvaschak01@ysu.edu