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Assistant Professor, Special Education
Lesley University

  • Nov. 9, 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Special Education
  • GSOE
  • Lesley University
    Cambridge, MA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Special Education
    Education - General
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About Lesley University:
Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts who shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Please note that all Core faculty at Lesley University are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU).

Job Description:
The Special Education Division of the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University seeks candidates for a full-time appointment as Assistant Professor beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. Interested candidates must hold a doctorate in special education or a related field, or plan to defend by June 2017. The successful candidate would join a collegial department of 6 other full-time faculty with a range of expertise, experience, and research.

The mission of the Graduate Special Education Division is to prepare knowledgeable, reflective, caring, and competent educators who are exemplary teachers, life-long advocates for their students, and contributors to the field of special education. We seek to prepare educators who partner with and empower those with disabilities to live self-determined lives. Therefore, we seek candidates who are committed to the beliefs and mission of our program, which are strongly committed to both the ideals of democratic education and social justice. Applicants should embrace inclusion as both a philosophy and a practice and recognize the importance of self-advocate perspectives in special education teacher preparation.


  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in Special Education Moderate Disabilities or a related field.
  • Experience in college or university teaching or supervision of pre-service teachers.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly activity.
  • Experience developing or assisting in the development or design of academic courses or programs.
  • At least 3 years of teaching in the field of special education.
  • Experience working for equity with culturally and/or linguistically diverse students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice as a tenant of special education, and in seeing those with disabilities as partners in your work.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in mild/moderate inclusive special education, who have PK-22 teaching experience, and are versed in culturally and linguistically diverse pedagogy.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: Assessment, Universal Design for Learning, Language and second language development, Math and science, IEP development and implementation and Instructional technology.
  • Experience in urban settings.

Additional Information:

Application Instructions:
A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

  • Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Erin Gray
    Human Resources
    Lesley University
    Cambridge, MA
  • 617-349-8292


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