Secondary Special Education, Associate Professor at NYU

The Department of Teaching and Learning of the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development is developing new dual certification programs in secondary special education and social studies and in secondary special education and English. The Department invites applications for a tenured appointment at the rank of associate professor to join the special education faculty, with primary responsibility to oversee the special education side of these programs and to engage collaboratively with content-area colleagues to bring the programs to fruition. The appointment will begin September 1, 2014.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in special education, and should have a strong and systematic research program, a record of published peer-reviewed research, and a strong record of externally funded research. The candidate will also have a demonstrated interest in effective collaboration among special educators and secondary content teachers; significant experience in secondary teaching and teacher education; and a commitment to innovative school and policy design. Because the new programs aim to prepare special education teachers who are certified to work with students at all levels of disability, from mild to severe, it is important that the candidate have practical experience with a range of disabilities spanning different levels of severity, and an interest in strategies for special education that range from classroom teaching to adult transition. Because students who intend to work in high schools in inclusive settings are likely to constitute the bulk of the enrollment in the new program, it is important too that the candidate be interested in and knowledgeable about the ways that content fields (e.g., English, Social Studies, STEM) can leverage their knowledge of content and literacy to serve students with special needs.

Responsibilities: Teach and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of the department’s curriculum; supervise student research; maintain an active program of research and publication; and participate in faculty meetings, committees, and other service appropriate to a university faculty member. The new associate professor will work closely with colleagues in the Department of Teaching and Learning, and with colleagues from the larger NYU/Steinhardt faculty in such fields as the arts, applied psychology, technology in education, physical and occupational therapy, the arts therapies, and speech and communicative sciences and disorders. New York University also sponsors an active Disability Council that includes faculty from nursing, medicine, dentistry, and the humanities.

NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may be afforded the opportunity for variable-term appointments at these global study and research sites.

NYU strongly encourages applications from women and members of minority groups and is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.

Interested applicants should apply online with a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, up to three representative publications, and the names of three references with contact information.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information on the position you may also contact:
Professor Jay Gottlieb, Co-Chair, Secondary Special Education Search Committee

Email:, or

Professor Joseph McDonald, Co-Chair, Secondary Special Education Search Committee


New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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