Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education, Full-time Tenure-Track
September 18, 2018
Glassboro, New Jersey
Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education,
College of Education
Department of Interdisciplinary & Inclusive Education
Rowan University has approximately 18,000 students at the bachelors, master’s and doctoral levels in colleges and schools across four campuses, which includes the Camden campus located in the University District. Rowan University is classified as a Doctoral University – Moderate Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.® The main university campus is located in a Glassboro, New Jersey- a suburban, residential setting in southern New Jersey less than 20 miles from Philadelphia. The university also has an urban campus in Camden, New Jersey. The College of Education as the oldest college at Rowan University has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education was recently recognized as having one of the best online graduate programs in the country. The College of Education is Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited and approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.
The Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education operates within the College of Education, which offers undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. The department also offers the following graduate programs: Master of Arts in both special education and learning disabilities, Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, and multiple Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS). A Special Education Assessment Center, supported by the Department, provides families with further structures to assist students with special needs. Additionally, the College of Education houses and supports the Early Childhood Demonstration Center, which serves preschool-age children and provides field and clinical experiences for early childhood candidates.
The College of Education is searching for a highly qualified and experienced inclusive education professional to engage in collaborative research with faculty and initiate research projects for external funding, teach courses in the inclusive education program, and to participate in service initiatives, particularly new program implementation and initiatives in a growing and diverse region of inclusive elementary and special education systems. The successful candidate will have a research and teaching philosophy guided by a commitment to diversity, social justice, cultural responsiveness, sociocultural theory and constructivism. The candidate may teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate inclusive education, elementary and special education programs. Expertise in areas such as assessment, mathematics, and science is highly preferred. This is a full-time, tenure-track position.
• Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in inclusive education, elementary education, special education or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of appointment
• Meets state licensure requirements for elementary education (K-6)
• A minimum of 3 years of public or private successful teaching at the elementary level (upper grades preferred) in diverse settings
• Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service in the area of inclusive education
• Strong understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate practices in inclusive education settings
• Strong understanding of various education systems such as public and private education centers, as well as public preschool and K-6 education programs
• Demonstrated ability in communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, including commitment to inclusion, social justice and equity in elementary education, and culturally responsive and differentiated instruction, as well as collaboration, collegiality, and respect for all people
• Demonstrated commitment to working with multiple stakeholders, P-12 schools, and underrepresented groups of children.
• A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong research record in inclusive education, elementary education, special education, mathematics education (K-6),science education (K-6) or assessment
• Familiarity with the accreditation standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP),Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
• Experience in program development, accreditation, and leadership in inclusive or teacher education programs
• Experience with socio-constructivist and student-centered practices in teaching, such as Anti-Bias Curriculum, Project Based Learning, and Bank Street Model
• Experience with multiple forms of assessment and the evaluation of practitioners and inclusive and/or elementary environments such as Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching and edTPA.
Please contact Dr. Brie Morettini at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions regarding the position.
Submit letter of application with a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must include each of these documents at the time of submission.
Internal Number: 493108
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.