CUNY Faculty Open Rank - Childhood Special Education (Special Education) in New York, New York


The School of Education of Hunter College, CUNY invites applications for an open-rank tenure track position in our Childhood (grades 1-6) Special Education master’s program, commencing late August 2019 with appointment at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank, based on previous experience.

Hunter’s teacher preparation programs value excellence in both teaching and scholarship, as well as participation in professional activities. Therefore, candidates must evidence a track-record (or strong promise) in the following areas: teaching students with disabilities, developing their teachers, working with schools, families and other professionals, and contributing scholarship through writing, presentations, and research.

Role expectations: Teach courses and advise students; provide leadership; supervise clinical teaching and field placements; engage local schools, agencies, and educators; serve the department, school, college, and university through personal initiative and committee work; engage in research and scholarship in special education; develop proposals for training and/or research projects; and contribute to advancing the professional field.

Further requirements include commitment and expertise (from emerging to well-honed skills) in one or across several of the following six areas:

  1. Instruction: Specialized programs and practices for foundation reading, writing, math and/or self-regulation— along with adaptations for gaining benefit from general education curricula/classrooms
  2. Assessment: Particularly for targeting instruction and monitoring progress
  3. Social Contexts: Special education history, as context for current practices, as well as issues of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion that affect academic, self-regulatory, and social emotional outcomes for children and youth
  4. Inclusive Practices: For addressing priority needs of students with disabilities
  5. Curriculum Development: Particularly integrating assistive technology for learners with special needs
  6. Bilingual/multicultural special education in schools

Candidates must have a commitment to inquiry and advocacy on issues of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion that affect learning outcomes, including social-emotional learning, for children and youth. The college is strongly committed to achieving excellence through recruiting diverse candidates in regard to race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other historically under-represented groups.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.


Ph.D. or Ed.D. with professional and practical experience related to childhood special education with depth of knowledge in related theory and practice; strong evidence of established (or promising) research and scholarly activity; successful university teaching, supervisory experience and/or leading professional development; and skills in, methods and tools for university teaching, including technology.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (not required for consideration):

Expertise (i.e., knowledge, skills, experience) in:

A. Learning Disabilities B. Dyscalculia and other math disabilities: related teaching and learning C. Assessment leading to instruction for students with special needs D. Assistive technology for special learners in schools E. Inclusive practices and educational settings F. Supporting bilingual/multicultural special education in schools


Salary determined based on rank.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin January 15, 2019.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Faculty Open Rank - Childhood Special Education (Special Education)

Job ID: 19901

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular