Bank Street College was founded over 100 years ago in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles. The master’s programs integrate direct experience with children, teachers, and families; exploration and examination of theory and research; and observation and reflection. Our curriculum supports the development of intellectual curiosity grounded in a social justice orientation.

Position Description

Start date: September 1, 2019

This is a full time, 10-month faculty position for an instructor and advisor for early childhood special education program. Candidates must have depth of experience in the field teaching, ideally across a range of urban settings; as well as demonstrated depth of knowledge and experience with progressive pedagogies. Bank Street College is not a tenure granting institution, nor does it have traditional professorial ranks. The position is eligible for a renewable 3-year contract pending a review period.

We are looking for expertise across at least three of the following content areas for course instruction:

  • Assessment (formal and informal) of linguistically diverse children with developmental variations
  • Curriculum development for children with developmental variations
  • Child development
  • Developmental variations and special education history and policies
  • Language acquisition and development

In addition, the role may include supervised fieldwork/advisement in the early childhood special education program, which involves:

  • Visiting advisees at their sites monthly for a ¬Ĺ day and conducting meetings with site supervisor and student, as applicable
  • Convening and facilitating two one-on-one meetings with each advisee monthly
  • Leading and facilitating weekly conference group with all advisees

All full-time faculty must engage in service to the graduate school community through committee work and participation in program, department and divisional meetings; and mentor graduate students on their integrative master’s projects.

This position is based in our Manhattan campus, but requires flexibility to teach at locations in other boroughs.


  • Doctorate in early childhood special education or related field preferred.
  • 5 or more years of teaching experience with children in early childhood special education and/or inclusion contexts.
  • Teacher certification in early childhood special education.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Orientation to examine practice and theory through multiple and intersecting lenses-e.g. critical race theory, disability studies-preferred.
  • Experience working with children from a range of linguistic backgrounds preferred.