Assistant Professor, Exceptional Child Education (Tenure Track)
Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education
All tenure track faculty members teach the equivalent of 12 hours per semester and maintain an active scholarly work in their field. This position would include both undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Exceptional Child Education program.
PhD./Ed.D. or ABD (with degree completion by August 2021) in Exceptional Child Education / Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction: Exceptional Child/Special Education OR Educational Leadership / Administration with a Masters Degree in Exceptional Child / Special Education. (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited / government certified university)
Current or previous teaching certification in mild / moderate cross categorical, early childhood special education, or multiple category areas
Minimum of five years full time, special education teaching and/or special education administration if doctorate is in Special Education OR eight years full time, special education teaching and / or special education administration if doctorate is in Educational Leadership / Administration.
Demonstrated commitment to professional development in special education
Knowledge of national (CEC) teacher preparation standards and current trends in educator preparation
Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college/university level
Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work, i.e. research and/or publications
Experience or knowledge of using technology in instruction, including online teaching
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available for the Fall 2021 semester, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 3, 2021.
To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:
Letter of interest addressing position requirements
Current curriculum vitae
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Name and contact information of three references
Departmental Information: The College of Education at Southeast Missouri State University has an award winning educator preparation program that is CAEP accredited and approved by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Additionally, graduate programs and course work are offered in elementary, early childhood, and exceptional child education, including a Master of Arts in Exceptional Child Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Exceptional Child Education. The educator preparation programs are experiential, field-based, with faculty actively engaged in area PreK – 12 schools.
University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, 10,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,050. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.