General Info:

The Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities within the College of Education at James Madison University is accepting applications for a tenure-track position within the Exceptional Education program beginning August 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the K-12 Special Education: Adapted Curriculum program and the Behavior Specialist program (a BCBA approved course sequence). Duties within this area include supervising field experience for the Behavior Specialist program. In addition, faculty members in EFEX teach courses to candidates enrolled in and supported by teacher education programs in the College of Education.

The successful candidate will balance teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities. Tenure-track faculty at JMU engage in service and scholarship related to the discipline and program, including, but not limited to the department, college, university, and local school agencies.


The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in special education, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2019, possess at least three years of teaching experience in PK-12 education, be knowledgeable of the latest trends/research in teaching students on the adapted curriculum and applied behavior analysis and have obtained BCBA certification. Candidates who are eligible to obtain their BCBA certification will be considered as well.

Preference will be given to the candidates who demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to contemporary pedagogies related to engaged teaching, high-impact practices and student-centered learning, experience teaching special education in PK-12 settings, a productive research agenda, evidence of successful university-level teaching and clinical supervision, and experience in applying for and/or coordinating grants.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with Experience

James Madison University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.