Assistant Professor of Special Education at Washington State University

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Pullman, Washington

Job Description:


270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor of Special Education

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Employee Type:


Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

The Opportunity:

The Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University in Pullman, WA campus seeks applicants with research-intensive interests in Special Education for a tenure track faculty position. Washington State University is a research-focused doctoral granting institution. The applicant will have an earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field (before August 15, 2023), with the potential for contributing to existing program strengths and projects. The WSU Special Education program is committed to strengths-based approaches to supporting learners with disabilities, teachers, and families to create transformative change in inclusive education. The College of Education seeks applicants with a commitment to inclusive education and demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. WSU is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community. The university recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. As a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct scholarly Special Education research leading to nationally and internationally recognized publications and presentations. Pursue external funding to support research agenda. Advise/mentor graduate students. Teach undergraduate and graduate Special Education, teacher preparation, and research courses, utilizing face-to-face, online, and/or teleconferencing formats. Work productively with Special Education and general education, faculty across programs and campuses to meet research, student, and programmatic needs. Engage in service activities at a variety of levels.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field before August 15, 2023.

  • Demonstrated record of or potential for scholarly productivity, managing research studies/projects, and procuring extramural funding.

  • Evidence of a defined research agenda and dissemination of scholarly work.

  • Experience teaching Special Education or serving individuals with disabilities in P-16 settings.

  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented, multilingual, culturally-diverse students, and use of culturally responsive practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in one or more disability categories including autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, attention/hyperactivity disorders, or emotional/behavioral disorders.

  • Expertise in one or more areas including teacher preparation, transition/secondary/post-secondary education, Universal Design for Learning, innovative/assistive technologies, applied behavior analysis/evidence-based practices, literacy, math instruction, or STEM.

  • Applicants with a record of diversity, equity, and inclusion work who can bring a diversity of perspectives to our program are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Education

Department Name: Department of Teaching and Learning

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link: Department of Teaching and Learning | College of Education | Washington State University (

Annual Salary: $76,000 - $80,000

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit: Find total compensation information here:

FTE: 100%

This is a permanent tenure-track position.

Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications has begun and will remain ongoing until a successful candidate has been identified.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents to your online application:

1. Letter of application addressing the qualifications

2. Comprehensive Vita

3. Two samples of scholarly work (upload under teaching statement)

4. A statement on how diversity, equity, and inclusion are evident in your teaching, advising, research, and/or practice

5. The names, addresses, email, phone numbers of at least three references

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9.5 Month - Summer

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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