Assistant Prof in Early Childhood Special Ed at JMU

Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education – Early Childhood
(position #0405633)

The College of Education at James Madison University announces a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Exceptional Education with focus on inclusive early childhood special education to be filled beginning August, 2014. Successful candidates will balance teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with faculty within the Exceptional Education Department as well as across the College of Education and the university.

Review of applications begins November 29, 2013, and will continue until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information on our programs, visit our website at

James Madison University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We are located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (two hours from Washington, D.C.) with easy access to outdoor destinations, such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. For nearly two decades, U.S. News & World Report has recognized JMU among the top colleges and universities in the South. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has us as the 28th top value among public colleges.

This position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the inclusive early childhood special education and K-12 special education programs and supervise field placements; develop and conduct a professional line of research, and demonstrate the ability to supervise master’s level research; advise undergraduate and graduate students; and provide service to the department, college, university and local school agencies.

An earned doctorate in special education or closely aligned discipline with a focus on inclusive early childhood special education (Birth-grade 3) and at least 3 years experience in early intervention, early childhood special education and/or K-3 settings are required.

Candidates with expertise in social emotional development; professional experience in early intervention; and demonstrated success in university-level teaching and clinical supervision will be given preference.

To apply go to and reference posting number 0405633. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2013.

James Madison University is committed to a diverse and inclusive community and to maintaining a work and educational environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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