Tenure Status
Tenured/Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Number: 065831

Department: Reading Education & Specl Education – 260200

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Special Education or closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires successful completion of all doctoral requirements by the agreed upon start date.
  • Experience in teaching students with learning disabilities.
  • Experience teaching graduate or undergraduate special education courses.
  • Demonstrated potential for quality research and other scholarly activities.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

  • Expertise in working with students who have Emotional & Behavioral Disorders ( EBD).
  • Record of or potential for securing external funding.
  • Commitment to value and support the diversity and inclusion efforts of the university ( https://diversity.appstate.edu).
  • Assessment
  • Focus on tiered supports.

License/Certification Required

Candidates must be eligible for NC Public School licensure.

Description of the Department or Unit

The Special Education Program within the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University is one of the largest in North Carolina with eight full-time special education faculty who offer BS and MA degrees in special education, an undergraduate minor in special education, and a graduate certificate in autism. The program prepares educators to teach students with a range of disabilities and embrace learning processes that promote diversity and multiculturalism, as well as an ability to analyze how social justice intersects with our schools, especially as they are manifested on local, state, and national levels. The Reich College of Education is comprised of five departments (Reading Education & Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Leadership and Educational Studies, Human Development & Psychological Counseling, and Family & Child Studies, and graduates about 500 teachers a year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Reading Education and Special Education Department in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University seeks qualified candidates to fill one tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Special Education Program. We are seeking applicants with expertise in teaching and an active research agenda with students identified with learning disabilities. The duties include teaching, research, and service. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at on- and off-campus sites;
  • Actively engaging in scholarly work;
  • Engaging in service to the department, college, university, and profession;
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the program, department, university, and PreK-12 schools;
  • Advising undergraduate and graduate students; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year

Physical Demands of Position


Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Proposed Date of Hire: 07/01/2020

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest that will include 1) qualifications for the position; 2) teaching philosophy; 3) research interests; 4) service engagement, and 5) a description of your commitment to inclusive excellence.

Also, please submit a current curriculum vitae; transcript; and contact information (including email addresses) for three current references familiar with the candidate’s experience and background.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or maxeymr@appstate.edu.

Open Until Filled: Yes

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at http://diversity.appstate.edu.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Search Chair Name
Dr. Christopher Van Loan and Dr. Debra Prykanowski

Search Chair Email
vanloancl@appstate.edu prykanowskida@appstate.edu

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