Assistant Professor of Special Education
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Assistant Professor of Special Education

Tenure Faculty Track

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time (10-months, tenure track) position in Special Education at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017. Our inclusive University community is well situated in New England at the nexus of suburban and urban Hartford within a two hours drive from Boston and New York. 

The requirements for this position include an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in special education or related field at the time of appointment, doctoral candidates completing dissertation will be considered; and K-12 school teaching or equivalent applied experience. Preferred qualifications include familiarity with CAEP/CEC standards and accreditation, experience in instructional technologies and online teaching platforms (e.g., LiveText, Blackboard etc.), involvement in school/community partnerships, a record of university-level teaching through face-to- face, hybrid, and online formats; and a record of scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications in special education (e.g., in the areas of Learning Disabilities, English Language Learners).

The chosen candidate’s primary responsibilities will include culturally responsive teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, with opportunities to participate in our innovative interdisciplinary All University Curriculum; advising students including graduate thesis development; contributing to ongoing program development; pursuing a focused line of research leading to peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and pursuit of funding; active involvement in Department, College and University committees; and service to our academic, professional and Hartford area communities. 

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers 27 undergraduate to doctoral programs and certificates united by a common goal, to achieve “excellence through relevance.” Known for its partnership work in urban Hartford, as well as internationally in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, and Rwanda, the college emphasizes activities that help “translate theory into best practice, and back.” Signature annual events such as the Connecticut STEM Conference and our celebratory ENHP Day provide opportunities for students, faculty members, and community partners to network and showcase their scholarly works. ENHP embraces diversity, and its role in preparing students and future professionals to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural society. Its innovative Institute for Translational Research supports collaborative initiatives through seed funds and a comprehensive grants infrastructure. More can be found at

The Department of Education, housed in the College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions prepares candidates at the bachelors and masters level for teaching positions as well as at the doctoral level for roles in higher education. Teacher preparation programs lead to certification at the initial and/or advanced level in early childhood education, special education, elementary education and secondary education.

Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic and complex world. Our new five-year strategic plan was approved in May of 2014 and

is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (addressing the position responsibilities and summarizing their teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae with current email address, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Sheetal Sood, Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Education, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117,, 860-768-4359. Inquiries are encouraged. Please combine materials into a single PDF. Application review will begin December 8, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

The candidate offered the position will be required to furnish official transcripts and complete a background check prior to the start of employment. Level of appointment will be commensurate with degree and prior experience.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/M/F/D/V.