Overview

The State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh and the Teacher Education Unit have a long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and teacher preparation. Effective Fall 2018, we are seeking a dynamic, collaborative educator at the Assistant Professor level who has experience in curriculum development for children with special needs and who values inclusion, critical disabilities studies, multicultural competencies, learner-centered pedagogy, and social justice.

In this position, integrating curricular areas and infusing technology to support learning will be essential. A successful candidate will be expected to practice and model reflective teaching and learning as a member of collaborative/cooperative cohort teaching teams, working closely with university colleagues and professionals in regional partner schools. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world.

The teacher education programs at SUNY Plattsburgh are innovative, flourishing, and TEAC accredited, focusing on the education of children from early childhood settings through grades 1-6 and 7-12. Our programs integrate extensive field experiences, developmental and educational theory, content knowledge, and critical pedagogy. We have adopted an inquiry approach to program improvement, and as such, faculty participation in program assessment and improvement activities is required.

Responsibilities:

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, as well as early childhood/childhood education, curriculum development and teaching methods; teaching in a faculty cohort; supervising graduate and undergraduate students in field experiences; advising graduate and undergraduate students; participating in service activities internal and external to campus; contributing to program development; and engaging in scholarly activity. Evidence of effective teaching, publication and other scholarly activities/research, and a record of service related to P-12 education and/or teacher preparation will be required for tenure and promotion. The successful candidate may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format.

Required Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Education or related field is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; Master’s degree in Special Education; minimum three years of public school (or equivalent) P-12 teaching experience; evidence of a strong developmental base with knowledge of multiple teaching methodologies; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with college faculty and P-12 school personnel; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators.

ABDs will be considered for appointment at a lesser (qualified) rank and salary, upon proof that the applicant’s defense of his/her dissertation will be scheduled within the first year of the appointment. A successful ABD applicant will receive promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor and a salary increment at the start of the semester following verification of the terminal degree completion. An ABD hire will be limited to a one-year appointment, subject to renewal for one year only (two years maximum).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the college level (undergraduate, graduate) and field supervision;
  • Evidence of scholarly activity or agenda;
  • Knowledge of and experience with diverse children and families;
  • Inclusion, and knowledge of current technological applications and assistive technology.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Materials received by October 20 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter of interest, unofficial transcripts, a personal statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three current references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.