Early Childhood Special Education Faculty Position

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.

EDUCATION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education with ESL/Bilingual

Applications received by January 11, 2019 will receive full consideration, though review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will provide undergraduate teaching within the School of Education and Human Performance's Early Childhood Special Education with ESL/Bilingual program. The candidate will teach undergraduate courses and engage in research and service projects that will strengthen the university community. The teaching load is 24 unit hours per year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Education, Special Education, or Early Childhood Special Education. ABD candidates will be considered, but the doctoral degree is required by the start of the contract.
  • Demonstrated excellence in university teaching and engaged service to the major and university.
  • Possess a deep understanding of addressing issues of access, success and equity in P-age 8 & P-20 education and the larger community emphasizing early intervention, inclusive education, and the integration in the community.
  • Assist teacher candidates with edTPA assignments required for coursework.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring of students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of equity and/or experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience developing community partnerships.
  • Demonstrated scholarship related to Early Childhood Special Education with ESL/Bilingual

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at aurora.edu/facultyjobs.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.