SUNY Brockport Seeks an Assistant Professor in Inclusive & Special Education/Disability Studies in Education

Job no: 496303
SUNY Budget Title: Assistant Professor (10 month) – EDI
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport, New York
Department: Education and Human Development
Categories: Faculty & Libraries

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Job Summary

SUNY Brockport is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Inclusive & Special Education / Disability Studies in Education. The person in this role is responsible for teaching courses in the Department of Education & Human Development, for conducting research and publishing scholarship in any of the fields below, and for regular service (including advisement and accreditation activities), at the department, school and College levels.

We seek scholars whose research and experience engages directly with schools and communities and includes any of the following (or related) research areas:

  1. Teaching students with disabilities / special education;
  2. Disability Studies in Education (DSE) and/or Disability Critical Race Theory (DisCrit);
  3. Inclusive education and anti-racist and liberatory pedagogies;
  4. Culturally- and linguistically-sustaining pedagogies;
  5. The dynamics of inclusive classroom cultures particularly for students of color, LGBTQ students, multilingual students, and other minoritized learners;
  6. Equity-oriented teacher education practices and program designs; and
  7. Equity-oriented practices of assessment or technologies.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Terminal degree in education, teaching students with disabilities / special education, Disability Studies in Education (DSE), Disability Critical Race Theory (DisCrit), or a closely related field must be completed within six months of hire from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university.
  • Demonstrated Birth/Pre-K-12 teaching experience in special education or inclusive classrooms.
  • State or national teacher certification in special education or students with disabilities or a related field.
  • Proficiency with learning management systems and instructional technologies.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, public, college community and external constituencies, with an appreciation for cultural and group differences.
Preferred Qualifications
  • College teaching and advising experience.
  • Dual certification in Special Education (any level) and General Education (Early Childhood, Childhood, or Adolescence content).
  • Familiarity with Disability Studies in Education (DSE), Disability Critical Race Theory (DisCrit), and/or intersectional understandings of disability.
  • Evidence of a viable research agenda or successful scholarship.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

Salary and Benefits: May be benefits eligible; more information at Careers@Brockport. This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.

Application Instructions

Visit to complete an application including your letter of application that addresses required and preferred qualifications, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver’s license with passenger endorsement.

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We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

Applications deadline: Open until filled