Special Education, Assistant Professor

Albany, NY - Posted: 10/26/16 | SHARE:


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The School of Education at the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to fill a tenure-track, assistant faculty position in Special Education with expertise in high-incidence disabilities. The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Maintain a successful program of research and publication
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses with possible online offerings
  • Advise masters and doctoral students
  • Direct doctoral research and independent studies

The appointment will be made in the Division of Special Education, housed within the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, which also includes the Division of Educational Psychology, the Division of Counseling Psychology, and the Division of School Psychology. The faculty members in the Division of Special Education at the University at Albany are a collegial group of scholars representing wide interests in special education who are deeply invested in developing excellent special education teachers. Our collective interests range from interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders, positive behavioral supports for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, literacy interventions in reading and writing for students with disabilities, and teacher preparation. Our TEAC-accredited programs currently focus on learners in grades 1-6 and are highly innovative, collaborative, and feature extensive field-based clinical experiences in both special education and literacy. We produce highly qualified graduates who have strong skills in special education and literacy along with solid backgrounds in evidenced-based instructional practices, technology, assessment, and behavioral interventions.



  • Earned doctorate in special education or a relevant discipline from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization by September 1, 2017
  • A strong preparation in special education instruction and research
  • A well-defined research agenda
  • Strong evidence of teaching and research skills
  • A minimum of three years K-12 classroom teaching experience in special education
  • The ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population
  • The ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and school personnel
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication abilities
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in graduate level teaching, and experience in or strong potential for obtaining grants to fund research and programs. 
  • Finalists will be required to give a presentation on their program of research.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range:  Assistant Professor; salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Date to be filled:  September 1, 2017

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To Apply:

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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter must state all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications including research agenda, teaching experience and philosophy
  • Three examples of scholarship (articles, chapters or books)

*** Three letters of reference

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*** Documents not submitted through Interview Exchange can be mailed or emailed (PDF preferred) to Dr. Bruce Saddler (bsaddler@albany.edu), Search Committee Chair, Division of Special Education, Educational and Counseling Psychology, University at Albany, ED 233, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222.

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A review of applications will start on December 1, 2016 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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