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Assistant Professor in Special Education

Faculty Posting Date:  October 26, 2017

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/46595

The Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education in Duquesne University's School of Education has a new opportunity to fill a tenure-track faculty position in special education at the Assistant Professor level. The opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity is available. Salary and terms of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and will include a 12-month salary, vacation, and benefits package.

Responsibilities: Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research related to special education, teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in face-to-face and online formats, advise graduate students, collaborate with colleagues, and enhance the research capabilities of the Department and School.

Duquesne University's School of Education faculty share a distinct identity manifested through Educational Leadership, Scholarship for Schools and a Spiritan tradition of caring. The Special Education Program is nationally accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Duquesne University is a private university that serves nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located on an attractive campus on a bluff within blocks of Downtown Pittsburgh. To learn more about Duquesne University, please visit our website at www.duq.edu.


Candidates should have earned a doctoral degree in special education. The specific area of research is open and we welcome applicants with expertise in urban and/or inclusive education and in one or more of the disabilities addressed in special education. Additional areas of expertise such as behavior analysis, assessment, instructional and assistive technology, and curricular and instructional support in inclusive settings are preferred. Candidates with K-12 public school teaching experience as well as their BCBA/BCBA-D are strongly preferred. Additionally, university teaching, expertise in securing external resources and/or leadership experience will be viewed positively.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Appointment begins July 1, 2018. Applicants should submit: a) a letter of application reflecting qualifications and interests; b) a curriculum vitae; c) transcripts of academic work; d) sample publications; and e) at least three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin November 30th and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates for this position should submit all application materials to the attention of Dr. Tammy Hughes, Chair of the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education at apply.interfolio.com/46595.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.