Assistant Professor of Special Education


Job Description

The Education Department at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., invites applications for a full-time tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Special Education ( PreK-8, with emphasis on instructional methodologies and evidenced-based practices). The position carries with it a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience. The normal annual teaching salary load is 24 credit hours at the undergraduate level.

Job Summary

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must have an earned doctorate in Special Education or related field from an accredited instruction. A.B.D. candidates will be considered.

            Special attention will be given to candidates who have:

  • Minimum of two years public school or community agency teaching and/ or clinical experiences serving students with disabilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional and scholarly activity;

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Successful university level teaching and supervision
  • Established record of serving students with disabilities
  • Demonstration of collegial teamwork
  • Experience advising undergraduate and/ or graduate students
  • Experience with instructional technology to facilitate student learning

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate content area methods courses and supervise clinical field placements in the area of mild/moderate disabilities. An emphasis on clinical training of students in assessment, inclusive practices, and academic and behavioral interventions is desired. Successful candidates will also maintain an active scholarly agenda and participate in service to the department and university.

How To Apply

Screening of applications will begin immediately and review of applicants will continue until position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, philosophy of education, current vitae, and transcripts (initial submissions may be unofficial copies) to:                         

Leanne M. Roberts, PhD

Education Department Chair

Mercyhurst University

501 East 38th Street

Erie, PA 16546


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