Sacred Heart University invites applications for the position of assistant or associate professor of special education. The position may be tenure or clinical track depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications. The Farrington College of Education is in the process of expanding its programming in comprehensive special education. Responsibilities include program leadership and development, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising candidates, providing clinical integration with local school districts, and providing service to university and professional communities. Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and a record of, or potential for, scholarly publications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in special education or related field (ABD considered)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity in education
  • Three years of PK-12 classroom experience working with individuals with exceptionalities
  • Possession of, or ability to secure, Connecticut certification in comprehensive special education
  • A record of scholarly productivity or potential in the education of students with exceptionalities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in special education
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends, challenges, legislation, and legal dimensions in special education
  • An ongoing program of scholarly research and publications in the education of students with exceptionalities
  • Teacher preparation program leadership in special education
  • Experience integrating PK-12 fieldwork in the preparation of special educators
  • Successful teaching experience in higher education
  • Facility with digital and other assistive technologies
  • Experience with and understanding of state and national standards, including accreditation
  • Experience with edTPA

Applicants should upload a letter of interest that relates qualifications to the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a writing sample, and unofficial transcripts to the SHU online Application Portal. The search committee will only consider online submissions.Anticipated start date will be either spring 2019 or fall 2019.