SUNY New Paltz position with emphasis on adolescence

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Posting Date: October 21, 2015

Duties: The Department of Educational Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a faculty position in Special Education to begin Fall 2016. This is a full-time tenure track position requiring specialization in the area of adolescent special education, preferably with expertise in behavior management and instructional methods.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in adolescent special education, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Participate in program development, review, and revision;
  • Engage in research and other scholarly activities;
  • Supervise field experiences;
  • Pursue external grants; and
  • Provide service to the school, university, and community, including advising students.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a doctorate in special education (ABD near completion may be considered) and a record of teaching, research, and scholarly achievements. It is expected that the candidate will have professional/teaching experience with students with disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates who have strong research and teaching skills related to evidence-based practices for students with disabilities. Professional experiences with high-needs or urban schools are desired.

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. To apply please visit

Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter that includes a description of research interest or agenda, CV, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information).

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled with a priority date of January 1, 2016.

Other important information about this vacancy: The Mission of the School of Education is to prepare caring, critical and reflective professionals to maximize student success.

In an effort to build a diverse professional learning community the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz is making a concerted effort in our multiple faculty searches to attract and hire candidates from under-represented groups through a cluster hiring approach. We seek candidates who utilize multicultural curricula as well as employ culturally responsive pedagogies.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.

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