Assistant or Associate Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies - George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Washington DC

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George Washington University

Washington, D.C., Washington DC 20052

United States


Detailed Job Description

Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain a research agenda, pursue external funding opportunities, and participate in related program development responsibilities aligned with the Bilingual Special Education Program in the Department of Special Education and Disability Studies. In addition, the new faculty member will be expected to teach graduate level courses in bilingual special education in both core courses and areas of specific expertise, advise master’s and doctoral graduate students in their research, and contribute to the university and community through service activities.

Basic Qualifications:

All applicants must have:

  1. Ed.D. or Ph.D.  in Special Education or a related field (e.g., literacy, second  language acquisition, diversity, multiculturalism) with an emphasis in  Cultural and Linguistic Diversity;  ABD candidates will be considered, but must complete all degree requirements by August 01, 2014;
  2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level as  evidenced by peer or student evaluations;
  3. An understanding of the continuum of needs presented by culturally and linguistically diverse students, as evidenced by scholarly work; and,
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of first and second language development, including atypical development, as well as demonstrated knowledge of literacy development at both the primary and secondary level.

Application Procedure:

Applicant must include the following information when applying for this position:

  1. letter of application including a statement of qualifications;
  2. current curriculum vita;
  3. two (2) writing samples from publications, manuscripts, or scholarly papers;
  4. evidence of teaching activity and teaching effectiveness (e.g. peer or student  evaluations);
  5. copies of graduate transcripts; and,
  6. Three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters of reference should be emailed to Kathleen Kline at

Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin December 4, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Only complete applications will be considered.  Please submit applications online at:

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Robert Ianacone, Search Committee Chair & Professor of Special Education and Disability Studies, at

The George Washington University is located just four blocks from the White House and situated close to the nation’s educational decision makers and associations.  Envisioned by our first President and created by an Act of Congress in 1821, GW is now the largest institution of higher education in the nation’s capital.  The University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate study in the arts and sciences as well as degrees in business, education, education, engineering, international affairs, law, medicine, and public health.  Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 30 countries.

George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) offers a number of graduate programs at the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels that prepare students for a variety of leadership roles in diverse education settings in both the public and private sector. The school has been continuously accredited by NCATE since 1954 and currently holds national recognition by specialty professional associations in 27 program areas.

The Department of Special Education and Disability Studies houses five master’s degree programs, several certificate programs and both Educational Specialist and Doctoral Degree Programs.  The Secondary Special Education and Transition Services Program is state approved for licensure in special education and has received national recognition from the relevant specialty professional associations.  The program has partnerships with area school and rehabilitation services and has federal awards, local and foundation funding for its sources of graduate offerings and outreach activities.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • special education
  • disability studies
  • linguistic diversity
  • cultural diveristy
  • bilingual special education
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples