Assistant Professor, Education



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Job description

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track or teaching-track Assistant Professor in the School of Education to begin in August 2023. This position has responsibility for teaching undergraduate and graduate Special Education courses, as well as professional education core courses. The successful candidate will be proficient in teaching, curriculum development, field supervision, and advising undergraduate students.
Requirements include an earned doctorate in Education (completed by the time of appointment) and certification or certification-eligible as a Special Education teacher in the State of Pennsylvania. Additional certification in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education is desirable. The successful candidate will prepare students intellectually, professionally, and personally, and if hired into the tenure track, will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.
Gannon University is a Masters-L institution committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes. Gannon is committed to excellence in teaching with an emphasis on student learning outcomes. Faculty work collaboratively with colleagues, deliver instruction, advise students, and engage in professional, University, and community service activities.

Gannon is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie, and close to businesses, organizations, and government agencies that are active partners in helping our students receive a hands-on education. Erie is a major tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are within a two-hour drive.

How to apply

Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of effective teaching methods and productive scholarship in your respective field, and the contact information for three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Gannon, visit

Gannon University is a private, co-educational Catholic university offering associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees, certificates and doctoral degrees and is located in Erie, Pennsylvania.