The Department of Education at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Education at the assistant professor rank to begin September, 2019. Candidates must be qualified to teach undergraduate licensure methods courses, as well as provide Field Placement supervision. Instructional background must provide evidence of preparing students for careers in both general and special education with an emphasis on curriculum development, pedagogical practices/strategies, assessment methodology, and social competence.

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. is required, with research experience, post-doctoral work, and undergraduate teaching experience preferred. MCLA seeks a candidate committed to high quality teaching, undergraduate mentoring and advising, and an active research program that embraces student-teacher collaborations.


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education and postdoctoral experience at the time of application
  • Specialization in one or more of the following areas: Special Education and/or Literacy
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse student and faculty groups
  • Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship in a small liberal arts college environment
  • Advising and mentoring experience with undergraduate students
  • Active research agenda

Additional Considerations

  • Potential to establish a sustainable, externally funded research program
  • Publication record in scholarly journals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Active participation in the shared governance process at departmental, specialized committees, and college-wide levels

Application Instructions:

The following materials will be accepted as expressions of interest:

  • cover letter addressing the required qualifications and additional considerations
  • curriculum vitae
  • digital portfolio
  • additional supporting documents (publications, examples of research projects, et. al.)