SUNY – Cortland Seeks a Diversity Faculty Fellow / Assistant Professor of Special Education

To promote and support our inclusive community, SUNY Cortland’s School of Education is seeking applications for a Diversity Faculty Fellow/Assistant Professor of Special Education in our Foundation and Social Advocacy Department. The aim of our university’s Diversity Faculty Fellow program is to attract diverse faculty of promise to our campus. We are recruiting early career scholars who seek to gain experience in a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment. Fellows are tenure-track members of their respective departments. For the first two years of their appointment, fellows teach a reduced load of 12 credits per year (6 credits per semester) and participate in a professional learning community with an assigned mentor designed specifically to support professional growth and ensure success in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service.

Job Requirements

Cultural competence and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice as part of anticipated career trajectory; Ability to provide leadership in teaching, research or service toward building an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and socially just academic environment; Demonstrating a desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds, the ability to teach and assess learning in culturally diverse settings, a commitment to improve access to higher education for all students especially in consideration of their lived experiences, and a commitment to educate students to become global citizens; Demonstrate diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits; Creativity in course and curricular design; Effective interpersonal and organizational skills; Support the SUNY Cortland mission, vision, values and priorities.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate or ABD (with a stated completion date) in Inclusive or Special Education or Disability Studies or related field. (NOTE: ABD doctoral candidates who will not complete within the first year of their appointment will be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be eligible for promotion to Assistant Professor upon completion of their doctorate.) Evidence of a scholarly agenda, including research-based presentations and/or publications. Demonstrated academic, professional and/or personal experience in engaging with diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant teaching experience supporting equity and inclusion at the college level; Elementary or secondary school teaching certification and experience; Experience working collaboratively across diverse settings including in professional development schools and/or in partnerships with P-12 schools; Experience teaching in a variety of formats (in-person, hybrid, online); Experience and/or expertise in one or more of the following areas: co-teaching, teaching English language learners, urban education, culturally relevant or responsive teaching, specially designed instruction, and universal design for learning; Early career scholar seeking to gain experience in a full-time faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment.

To Apply


Application review begins Oct. 14, 2022.

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