Assistant Professor of Instruction, Special Education

  • Ohio University
  • Athens, OH
  • Apr 30, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Applications Accepted From
Public: Open to the Public

Special Instructions to Applicants

We seek candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Candidates must be committed to working with individuals with all intersections of identity.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references and one university student reference.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration please apply by May 23rd, 2021.

This position is eligible for the following benefits
medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, and retirement.

Posting Number: 20161461F

Job Description

The Ohio University Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, Department of Teacher Education is accepting applications for two positions as a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction position with expertise in Moderate-Intensive support needs. Candidates should have expertise related to the identification and provision of services for individuals with moderate-intensive support needs. Additional expertise in autism or planning for and provision of post-school transition services for individuals with significant support needs is preferred. Candidates will assume primary roles in the delivery of the Moderate-Intensive face-to-face undergraduate and online graduate licensing programs, and potential development of an autism certificate program. Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence, to a clinical approach to teacher education, and to service delivery within inclusive settings. We expect that candidates will support our mission of developing life-long learners and strong advocates; providing co-taught, field-intensive, interdisciplinary experiences; and serving diverse individuals using an assets-based viewpoint.

Candidates for this position would have an opportunity to join a hard-working team of colleagues who are committed to developing high quality future intervention specialists. We are reflective and engage in continuous program evaluation and improvement. Additionally, this position would provide an opportunity to further strengthen the moderate to intensive licensure program and potentially develop an autism certificate program.

Responsibilities: Position responsibilities include face-to-face undergraduate and online graduate teaching; advising, and field supervision, specifically in the area of moderate to intensive needs; service to college, department, program, and field-based professionals; and collaboration with colleagues to ensure program quality and maintain CAEP accreditation.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in Special Education or a related field (by the time of hire) with emphasis in Moderate-Intensive support needs;
  • A minimum of three years of teaching, intervention delivery, or related experience;
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching in higher education as evidenced by one letter of recommendation from a student.
Preferred Qualifications
  • An emphasis in autism spectrum disorder;
  • An emphasis in provision and planning for transition services;
  • Experience with online teaching and clinical supervision;
  • Experience preparing students for the edTPA
Teacher Education

Pay Rate: Pay is commensurate with experience and credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement benefits.

Job Open Date

Posting Close Date


Job Category: Faculty - Non-Tenure Track (Group II)


Planning Unit: Patton College of Education

Campus: Athens

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
Please contact search chair, Danielle Feeney,

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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