The Old Dominion University Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Special Education (10 month tenure track, summer teaching possible) to start in Fall, 2018. This program offers undergraduate and graduate endorsements, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees, and certificate programs in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavior Analysis. Duties will include teaching special education undergraduate and graduate courses face-to-face and online, conducting research, writing grants, providing professional service, and working with schools and other community agencies.


Required qualifications: Earned doctorate in Special Education or related field with exceptional special education experience (ABD considered if degree is completed by start of employment); evidence of scholarly productivity; expertise in educational programming for students with disabilities; at least 3 years classroom teaching experience in K-12 settings with diverse cultural and ethnic groups, and in settings that serve students with and without disabilities; strong verbal, written, and technology skills.

Preferred qualifications: BCBA certification; record of grant submission; university teaching experience in special education, including online instruction; interdisciplinary collaborative efforts involving public schools, postsecondary institutions, and/or community agencies; and involvement in professional service.

The Darden College

The Darden College of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service. The college prepares outstanding professionals for work in the region, engages in research and dissemination of education at this critical time in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. The College has active research and service partnerships with regional, national, and international businesses, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, non-profit agencies, schools, and military bases.

Institutional Context

Old Dominion University (ODU) is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, researchextensive public institution with an enrollment of 24,000+ students, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full time equivalent faculty of over 850 of which 40% are female. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and through online distance education.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names of three references with telephone and e-mail addresses to: https://jobs.odu.edu by clicking on the Faculty and Administrative Opportunities. For questions, contact Dr. Sharon Raver-Lampman, Search Committee Chair, sraverla@odu.edu Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.