SUNY – Courtland Seeks an Assistant Professor of Special / Inclusive Education

Budget Title: Assistant Professor – 10 months
Campus Title: Assistant Professor, Special/Inclusive Education
School/Division: Academic Affairs, Division of
Department: Foundations and Social Advocacy
Faculty Sub-Type: FT Faculty
Salary Level: A5
Salary Range: upper 50’s
Position Effort: Full-Time
If Part-Time, enter FTE: n/a
Is this a temporary position?: No
If Temporary, End Date:

Position Summary

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the university’s value of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Foundations and Social Advocacy Department at SUNY Cortland promotes a reflective, critical, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the multiple and shifting contexts and practices of education. Faculty and students advocate for social justice and equity in education through teacher preparation emphasizing foundations of education, urban education, and inclusive education. We offer an undergraduate dual certification program in general and special education and graduate programs for initial certification in special education grades 1-6 and grades 7-12 and for advanced certification in Educational Leadership.

Major Responsibilities


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in inclusive education, including those with field experiences and with online components. Typical course topics include: Introduction to Inclusive Education, Inclusive Pedagogy and Universal Design, Assessment, Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior, Teaching English Language Learners with and without Disabilities, and Working with Families and Communities of Students with Disabilities.


Engage in scholarly activities that result in academic presentations and publications.


Participate in the affairs of the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, the School of Education and the SUNY Cortland college community, which includes but is not limited to academic advising, committee work and curriculum development.

Job Requirements
  • Cultural competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of anticipated career trajectory.
  • Desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds, ability to teach and assess learning in culturally diverse settings, commitment to improving access to higher education for all students regardless of background, and commitment to educating 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

Functional and Supervisory Relationships

  • Reports to the academic department chair
  • Works under the supervision of the dean
  • Works closely with faculty and staff within the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department
  • Develops additional working relationships with faculty and staff in other college departments and/or in local public schools

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or doctoral candidate, all but dissertation (ABD) (with designated date of completion within one year of appointment) in Inclusive Education, Special Education, or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated study and knowledge of the field of inclusive education and disability studies
  • Evidence of a scholarly agenda, including research-based presentations and/or publications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Elementary or secondary school teaching certification and experience
  • Knowledge of inclusive special education professional standards and inclusive practices in education
  • Experience working collaboratively across diverse settings including in professional development schools and/or in partnerships with P-12 schools
  • Exemplary teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in a variety of formats (e.g. face-to-face, online, blended); demonstrated ability to utilize technology and integrate it into instruction; demonstrated commitment to diversity and community outreach
  • Record of scholarly work and teaching from a disability studies framework
  • 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.

EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

Job Close Date:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: F22019
Review Start Date: 10/14/2022
Open Until Filled: Yes
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  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
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