JOB LISTING: Professor of Special Education and Inclusive Practices

Associate Professor of Special Education and Inclusive Practices

Position Number 013117


A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship;

Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, affordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.


The Department of Wellness and Inclusive Services in Education (previously the Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education) operates within the College of Education and offers programs including the following: Master of Arts in Special Education and Inclusive Practices; Learning Disability Teacher Consultant (LDTC) Certification; multiple Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS); Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Education;  Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Endorsement (post-bac and graduate programs); Counseling in Educational Settings; Master of Arts in School Psychology; Educational Specialist in School Psychology; and School Nursing.


The College of Education is searching for a highly qualified and experienced special and inclusive education professional to engage in collaborative research with faculty, initiate research projects for external funding, and teach courses in the Master of Arts in Special Education and Inclusive Practices and Graduate Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Endorsement programs. The successful candidate will have a research and teaching philosophy guided by a commitment to diversity, social justice, cultural responsiveness, sociocultural theory and constructivism. The candidates will teach courses in the Master of Arts in Special Education and Inclusive Practices program. Expertise in areas such as curriculum development, educational assessment, collaborative and inclusive practices, action research, universal design for learning, , supporting students (birth-12) with neurodevelopmental and learning differences and their families with a focus on strengths, is highly preferred. Program coordination responsibilities (e.g., staffing, admissions, orientation/program meetings, and coordinating/advising students in the MA program and Graduate TOSD Endorsement) will be required for the selected applicant immediately or within a year of the initial start date.

This post is for a full-time, tenure-track Associate Professor position.



Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in special education from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of appointment.
  • Holds a teaching certificate in special education and has a minimum of 3 years of public-school teaching in inclusive P-12 settings or a private school for students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated competence in research, teaching online, and service in special education, including a strong research record in special education addressing current timely issues and trends in our field.
  • Strong understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate, evidence-based practices in diverse educational settings; experience with student-centered and inclusive pedagogy and practices for supporting students with a range of disability labels.
  • Strong understanding of various education systems such as public and private education centers, Part C Early Intervention as well as public preschool and P-12 education programs and familiarity with the accreditation standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
  • Demonstrated ability in communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, including commitment to inclusion, social justice and equity in special education, and culturally responsive and universally designed instruction, as well as collaboration, collegiality, and respect for all people
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multiple stakeholders, P-12 schools, and underrepresented groups of children.
  • A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education.


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in program development, higher education teaching in multiple formats (including in-person, online, and hybrid), supervision and/or coordination of supervision
  • Experience with program coordination or leadership in special education programs or a willingness to lead at the program level.
  • Experience with multiple forms of formal and informal assessment and the evaluation of stakeholders and educational environments.
  • Advocacy related to access, success, and equity issues in education.


Starting Date:

September 1, 2024

Salary: Competitive

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Dr. Jiyeon Lee ( for specific questions regarding this



Application Materials:

Submit contents of application (pdf documents preferred)

Application cover letter addressing experiences related to higher education teaching, scholarship, and service

A statement of your teaching philosophy (300-400 words),

Curriculum vitae

Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial for application), and

Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references (include name, title, institution/organization, email, and phone number)

Application must include each of these documents at the time of submission.

Rowan University’s values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.