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Assistant Professor, Special Education with Early Childhood/Elementary Education Emphasis
New Mexico State University

Date Posted Feb. 1, 2019
Title Assistant Professor, Special Education with Early Childhood/Elementary Education Emphasis
University New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, United States
Department Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership (TPAL)
Application Deadline Mar. 15, 2019
Position Start Date Aug. 19, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Elementary Education
    Special Education

Required Qualifications: 1) Earned doctorate in special education or disability related area or ABD with the dissertation successfully defended within one month of employment; 2) three or more years of successful pre-K to grade 6 teaching experience or equivalent; 3) an active program of research or potential for an active program of research. A candidate must provide evidence of ability to work collaboratively with groups such as faculty, university students, communities, tribal nations and governmental agencies to demonstrate culturally responsive and inclusive values with a social justice orientation.

Preferred Qualifications: Interest in working closely with early childhood lab schools rich in cultural and linguistic diversity (for EC position) and on-site, public school practicum (for SPED position); ability to incorporate educational technologies (e.g., Canvas) into teaching; and the ability and/or disposition to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the borderlands. Fluency or some utilization of the Spanish language or a language of the Indigenous Peoples of the Southwest preferred.

Examples of Duties: Teaching face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate courses; involvement in field-based experiences; advise/mentor undergraduate/master’s/doctoral students; conduct research and seek grant funding. Participate in service activities and perform other duties as needed.

Application: Review of applications will begin March 15. Submit all materials electronically to the NMSU Online System at and create your account. Follow the instructions as they are provided upon logging in to the site. Applicants will upload a signed letter of application, including statement of qualifications in relation to position; curriculum vitae; three or four names of references with contact information (name, email, address, and phone numbers); and unofficial transcripts. For those who are ABD, an additional letter from the applicant’s dissertation chair stating that the applicant will have successfully defended the dissertation within one month of employment will also be uploaded. Letters of application will be addressed to: Dr. Azadeh Osanloo & Dr. Betsy Cahill, Co-Directors of TPAL. If you have any questions, please contact the co-directors at or

    New Mexico State University is an Hispanic Serving Institution dedicated to providing equal opportunities in areas of employment and academics without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, serious medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status as outlined in federal and state anti-discrimination statutes.
    All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials, individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Elizabeth Cahill or Dr. Azadeh Osanloo
    TPAL Search Committee
    New Mexico State University
    School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and
    P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3TPAl
    Las Cruces, NM 88003
  • 575-646-3825
  • 575-646-4767


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