CUNY Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Special Education in Queens, New York


Often referred to as “the jewel of the CUNY system,” Queens College is a place of contrasts: An urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York’s premier educational institutions.

With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review America’s Best Value Colleges. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

The Graduate Programs in Special Education (GPSE) are housed in the Department of Educational and Community Programs (ECP), a multidisciplinary graduate department in the Division of Education at Queens College, CUNY. We are seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in special education, beginning in the fall of 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and related duties, carry out a research agenda, and participate in curriculum development and program initiatives.

The mission of the GPSE is to prepare educators and scholars to effectively teach and support people with disabilities to be self-determined, included, and respected members of their schools and communities. The GPSE are also committed to influencing research, practice, and policy related to people with disabilities at the international, national, state, and local levels.

This appointment includes expectations for teaching graduate level courses, engaging in scholarly research, and grantsmanship. As well, the candidate will be expected to provide academic advisement to GPSE candidates and service to GPSE, the department (ECP), and the College. For more information about our program, please visit our website at


An earned doctoral degree in special education or a related field and teaching experience in grades 6-12 schools that support students with disabilities. Candidates should have expertise in special education curriculum and instruction. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply if their degrees will be confirmed before or by the starting date of this position.

It is highly desirable that candidates have knowledge and/or experience in urban, multiethnic and multicultural settings; postsecondary special education teacher preparation program; urban residency models; evidence-based practices to successfully include students with disabilities in the general education curriculum at the secondary level; STEAM curriculum; instructional differentiation; specially designed instruction; use of instructional and assistive technology in school settings, and scholarly research in secondary curriculum and instruction as evidenced by publications.


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.


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February 10, 2019 with resume review beginning January 11, 2019


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Job Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Special Education

Job ID: 19886

Location: Queens College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular