Assistant Professor Tenure Track or Full Time Non Tenure Track Teaching Faculty – Special Education Program



Job description

Plymouth, NH
Long Classification Title: LECTURER-CONTRACT FACULTY


Summary of Position

The Special Education Program at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH, invites applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or a full time teaching faculty position to commence in August 2020. Plymouth State University is respected in the region for preparing knowledgeable and dedicated educators to work with children with diverse abilities. The Special Education program is a flourishing graduate program that prepares candidates with a MEd in Special Education and/or certification in General Special Education K – 12.

Plymouth State University is a nationally accredited CAEP institution. Successful candidates should have a strong background in special education and working with their families in a variety of settings. Candidates should also have experience teaching both online and face-to-face special education courses as well as advising and mentoring students. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration skills with colleagues within the university setting and beyond. Teaching Faculty positions are full time, with benefits and funded on a year-to-year basis. This position will remain open until filled.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years of K – 12 teaching experience as a special education teacher and/or working with diverse children and families and/or as a special education director of student services at a district level.
  • Demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching both online and face-to-face, with evidence from both colleagues and students.
  • Skills in academic advising and mentoring students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and participation in collaborative programs and projects across disciplines.
  • An MEd is required.
  • In order to qualify for a tenure track position, a Doctoral degree in Special Education or related field is required.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Established record of (or demonstrated potential for) an agenda of research and scholarship
  • Supervision of student teachers in either face-to-face or virtual format
  • Experience with CAEP accreditation processes
  • Experience with teacher preparation evaluation, e.g., TCAP (Teacher Candidate Assessment of Performance)
  • Experience integrating technology into the classroom to enhance student learning, using an on-line teaching platform
  • Experience with PBIS or MTSS
  • Experience with special education administration

Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Plymouth State University (PSU) has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness. The employee benefits package will holistically support your life and career goals. The outstanding benefits include affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance along with university paid life and accidental death & dismemberment. The financial benefits include competitive compensation, a generous retirement plan match and tuition reimbursement benefit that extends to your dependents. Find more information here!

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Closing Date: 03/16/2020

Appointment Type: Regular

This position is responsible for the supervision of
Adjunct Staff

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

How to apply

Review of applications begins March 16, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the University’s discretion. To receive full consideration for this position, apply online at

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application describing qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Research and scholarship agenda statement – Tenure Track applicants only
  • Three (3) current written letters of recommendation *
  • Copies of graduate transcripts
  • Request for recommendation letters are automated and will be sent out at the time application.

Posting Number/Job Order #: PF0379FY20

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Job Duties/Responsibilities

Candidates will be expected to engage in teaching, advising, and service activities internal and external to the university. Tenure track faculty teach 24 credits with addition expectation of scholarship and full-time teaching faculty teach 30 – 32 credits per year.

Candidates will be expected to teach courses online and face-to-face at the graduate level and /or the undergraduate level. These may include: Curriculum and Design in Special Education; Language and Learning Disabilities; Working With Families in Special Education; Legal and Ethical Issues; Collaborative Action Research in Special Education; and Internship in Special Education Teaching.

S/he will coordinate the Special Education program: advise graduate students; review admissions applications; schedule courses; provide support to teaching lecturers in fall, spring and summer semesters.

He/she will also engage in activities that maintain the national and state accreditation of the program.