Assistant Professor - Special Education

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Education and Training, College of Education

The Department of Early and Special Education at Boise State prepares teachers at the pre-service and in-service levels to more effectively serve all students from birth through 12th grade, with special emphasis on those students with disabilities. Using effective approaches that promote high levels of student achievement, educators create environments that prepare learners to be citizens who contribute to a complex world. Educators serve diverse communities of learners as reflective practitioners, scholars and artists, problem solvers, and partners. If you believe that all students, regardless of ability or disability, deserve high quality educational experiences, and that all young children deserve a strong start in life, then the Department of Early and Special Education is the place for you.

Position Overview

Committed to becoming a national leader in teacher education and research, the College of Education seeks leaders in their professions who have the ability to contribute to the creation of a highly innovative, collaborative approach to teacher education, and who have the ability to secure external funding to develop, pursue and sustain lines of nationally recognized research. Candidates whose research focuses on improving the design, efficacy and implementation of evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for students with disabilities will be considered.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Teaching courses in both undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs
  • Provide supervision to teacher candidates in special education fieldwork and student teaching
  • Maintaining a nationally recognized program of externally supported research
  • Collaborating with community and school-based partners to ensure high quality internship opportunities for special education teacher candidates
  • Engaging in service to the department, college, university, and profession

Minimum qualifications: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Special Education or closely related field; experience and expertise supporting P-12 special education teachers in implementing evidence-based practices in the public school setting; experience with supervision of student teachers; demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education; a scholarly research agenda.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with alternative course delivery systems and online instruction; experience with university assessment systems and meeting accreditation standards; experience with recruitment for special education programs; program leadership that involves developing networks and relationships with school communities; experience with supervision of student teachers; P-12 teaching experience, and proficiency working with diverse populations and a range of disabilities.

Salary and benefits:  Boise State University offers a competitive salary and benefits package:

Required Application Materials: Screening of applications will begin December 19, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial doctoral transcripts
  • Contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin December 19, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference. Please go to for more information.


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