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Assistant Professor of Special Education (Job Search Status: Currently Accepting Resumes)

The Department of Education in the School of Education and Human Services at Mount St. Mary’s University invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure track appointment in Special Education – Secondary Education starting August 15, 2014. The successful candidate is expected to possess an earned doctorate in special education and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus community. ABD will be considered. He/She will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and literacy. Teacher education faculty work closely with school system partners to develop educators who are proficient in content and pedagogy, reflective, ethical and dedicated to leadership in an increasingly diverse technological and global society. In addition to courses within the major, the faculty member will contribute to the Veritas Program, our common liberal arts curriculum, in the Veritas Symposium. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding.

Mount St. Mary’s University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University’s Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. Candidates who have experience teaching in secondary education (grades 6-12), including planning for and providing transition services with diverse populations and/or working in a Professional Development School are asked to highlight these experiences in the application letter. Please send cover letter and vita by December 10, 2013 to or to Dean Palmer at the address below. Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Dr. Barbara Martin Palmer, Dean
School of Education and Human Services
Assistant Professor of Special Education Search
Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

The Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university, where Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community describe our collective calling and promise. The University enrolls 2,300 students and has a 14:1 student to faculty ratio. We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from minority candidates.

Mount St. Mary’s University has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.


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