The College of New Jersey Department of Special Education Seeking an Assistant Professor Specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Assessment and/or Early Childhood Special Education

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The Department of Special Education, Language and Literacy, committed to educational equity full inclusion, and collaboration across disciplines, seeks dynamic candidates with expertise in the area of assistive technology for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position commencing August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, supervision of teacher candidates in undergraduate and graduate field experiences, scholarship, service, and advisement. Candidates with specialized interest or expertise in augmentative and alternative communication, assessment, and/or early childhood special education are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the field of special education or speech pathology with a focus on assistive technology (A.B.D. will be considered), appropriate professional experience in early intervention or P-12 schools, certification in special education or speech pathology, a well-developed program of research, and demonstrated skills in working collaboratively with colleagues in various disciplines. Candidate’s scholarship and prior experience should reflect an interest in assistive technology for students with disabilities. Required areas of expertise include:

  1. Prior experience working with children, families, and other professionals in schools or early intervention settings to identify needs for assistive technology and acquire and create appropriate assistive technology
  2. Familiarity with a variety of augmentative and alternative communication tools
  3. Knowledge and experience working with students with significant disabilities

A commitment to inclusive education, a strengths-based ideology, knowledge of and experience with a variety of assessment strategies and tools, and experience with culturally and linguistically sustaining practices are strongly desired.

Required supporting materials for the application include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Names and contact information for at least three references
  • College transcripts

Priority deadline for submitting applications is October 26th.

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This is the first of two currently open positions at the College of New Jersey, Department of Special Education. The other position announcement can be found here.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.