Assistant Professor of Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities

  • California State University, Chico, School of Education
  • 400 West 1st Street, Chico, CA, USA
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description



The School of Education invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Special Education with an emphasis in Moderate to Severe Disabilities to start August 2022. The department seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, experience with inclusive pedagogy, and encourages BIPOC faculty to apply.

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Position Information:

The Assistant Professor of Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities position is in the School of Education, College of Communication and Education. 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a terminal degree in Special Education or related field (if related area, then at least a Masters in Special Education).
  • Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2022.
  • Background in special education K-12 pedagogy, with an emphasis in moderate-severe disabilities.
  • A minimum of three years K-12 classroom-based experience teaching students with IEPs
  • Holds a special education teaching license or credential (any state).
  • Demonstrated potential for special education grant writing, research, and scholarly activity commensurate with academic experience.
  • Academic knowledge and/or experience with teaching linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
  • Commitment to social and ecological justice as described in the mission, vision, and conceptual framework of the School of Education.
  • The successful candidate should also demonstrate experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that supports individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:

  • Teach undergraduate prerequisites, credential, and graduate courses in special education teacher preparation programs.
  • Conduct original research and contribute to related research in the field of Special Education.
  • Contribute to the School of Education mission and vision in preparing educators and in ongoing program improvement.
  • Collaborate with public school and university constituencies.
  • Supervise student teachers and graduate field experiences in the rural/suburban service area of CSU, Chico.
  • Advise credential and graduate students and serve on graduate thesis/project committees.
  • Other assignments as necessary to meet programmatic and departmental needs.


Effective September 30, 2021, the CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Questions can be sent to:

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Recruitment Preferences:

  • The department seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, experience with inclusive pedagogy, and encourages BIPOC faculty to apply.
  • Expertise in delivering instruction in teacher preparation courses, including distance education, online technologies, and learning management systems such as Blackboard.
  • Expertise in collaborating with communities and families, and designated instructional and related services.
  • Experience in teaching general and/or special education content areas with an emphasis in inclusive settings and modifying and adapting curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Experience with trauma informed practices and restorative justice to support behavioral and emotional needs.
  • Ability to collaborate in studies relevant to professional programs in the School of Education, such as teacher education, and with colleagues across campus and within the community.
  • Experience in higher education teaching and clinical supervision.
  • Experience with integrating instructional and assistive technologies into the K-12 classroom.
  • Experience working in rural communities. 

Application Details

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Jennifer Oloff-Lewis, PhD, Search Committee Chair

(530) 898-5184

The full position announcement is available at



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