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Job ID: 226501

Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education (Tenure Track)
Alcorn State University

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education (Tenure Track)
University Alcorn State University
Lorman, MS, United States
Department School of Education & Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Special Education

Job Summary

Alcorn State University has an immediate opening for tenure track position in Special Education. The individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses (12 hours per semester); and participate in departmental and university services; and conduct scholarly research.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues to foster a collegial environment conducive to team work and students’ high level of learning 
  • Growth-oriented leader, visionary individual who is knowledgeable about the trends in higher 
  • Demonstrated grantsmanship ability 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with stakeholders to obtain results 
  • Record of integrity, loyalty, and timely response, expected

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead efforts directly dealing with Special Education Program Review 
  • Actively participate in professional development 
  • Teach a twelve (12) hour course load (undergraduate and/or graduate) per semester 
  • Work with the department chair to upgrade courses and curricula, as needed, to ensure that students graduating from the programs are locally and nationally competitive
  • Serve as liaison with the specialized professional associations; maintain relationship with  those entities to facilitate the timely submission of SPA reports 
  • Create and maintain a working environment conducive to excellence in teaching and learning 
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity 
  • Provide essential leadership to develop and enhance undergraduate and graduate instructional programs 
  • Advise students of program options 
  • Work on upgrading the curricula to include new program options 
  • Respond appropriately to requests from the administration, the faculty, staff and students. 


QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral Degree in Special Education, Curriculum Instruction or related discipline; three years instructional experience in public education in special education preferred; experience advising students at the university level; experience and a vast knowledge of CAEPCEC and other SPA Standards. 
High consideration will be given to candidates with CAEP and SPA reporting experience and who show a willingness to learn accreditation processes.

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