Assistant Professor of Special Education



Job description

Charleston, IL

Position: Special Education – tenure track position available.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and supervise public school practica in a Special Education state, CEC, CAEP standards based program. Courses require integration of theory with practice and involve supervision of public school/agency practica. The most desirable applicant will have a strong background in special education, instructional strategies K- 21 and/or early childhood, language and assessment across severity levels, experience with standards based personnel preparation, curriculum development and program evaluation.

Qualifications: Significant experience in a public school, agency, or hospital setting with populations with special needs required. Completion of doctorate in Special Education or a related field, or enrollment in a doctoral program with significant progress towards degree completion is required. Applicants with significant experiences with young children with disabilities and their families across severity levels and their families, special education supervision experiences, and higher education special education teaching experiences will be given preference in hiring. Ability to coordinate coursework and practica experiences with teaching skills appropriate to preparing teachers to work with individuals with disabilities from birth-adulthood. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Starting Date: August 12, 2020

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Approximately 7,500 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both
on- and off-campus sites. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Closing Date: Review of applications to begin January 15, 2020 and continue until position is filled.

How to apply

Send letter of application, vita, transcripts of course work, with an official transcript from the institution from which highest degree was earned, and two reference letters via Interfolio at For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Melissa Jones, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships. Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.