Assistant Professor of Special Education – The School of Education

Faculty in the School of Education: Assistant Professor of Special Education

Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive institution in the nation’s capital, seeks a creative and collaborative faculty member in Special Education within the School of Education to begin in Fall 2024.  Reporting to the Dean of the School of Education, the successful candidate will teach and oversee courses in special education, contribute to program growth and development as well as continued program approval and accreditation.

This position will be especially appealing to candidates with a commitment to social justice, as the Trinity School of Education both provides supportive pathways to careers in education for students who might otherwise not have had such opportunities, and centers curriculum around educational equity.  The position also offers substantial prospects for innovation and leadership.

This is a non-tenure track 12-month appointment, annually renewable.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in special education from an accredited university
  • Experience as a special education teacher in a PK-12 school
  • Record of successful undergraduate teaching
  • Experience with accreditation
  • Knowledge of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Professional Preparation Standards
  • Ability and inclination to use data for continuous improvement
  • Experience developing curricula
  • Ability to support adjunct faculty
  • Demonstrable commitment to equity
  • Comfort with educational technology
  • Positive and collaborative team member

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a special education director in a PK-12 school
  • Experience developing programs
  • Experience developing PK-12 partnerships
  • Participation in professional education associations (such as AACTE, AERA) and/or special education associations (such as CEC or its affiliate organizations)

Primary duties:

  • Teaching special education courses
  • Overseeing adjuncts who teach special education courses
  • Collaborating with School of Education leadership on continuous improvement in special education and contributing to accreditation and program approval
  • Collaborating with School of Education leadership on developing new special education programming

Trinity Washington University is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages qualified individuals to apply

Interested applicants should apply online through the “APPLY HERE” link below.

*Please upload the following materials: (1) A letter of interest, (2) current curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted until the candidate is notified.  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.