Department of Interdisciplinary & Inclusive Education
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
The College of Education has approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four departments. The College has 9 Professional Development Schools and recently launched the Center for Access, Success, and Equity (CASE). CASE is home to the new PhD in Education Program. The College of Education provides direct services and supports to the Rowan University Community and the broader community through the Early Childhood Demonstration Center, Special Education Assessment Center, and Reading Clinic.
The mission of the Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education is to teach and learn with a collaborative focus across disciplines and content area domains. Specifically, we seek to develop educators who impact classroom communities by:
• collaborating with families and community partners;
• integrating best practice, current research, and immersing themselves in school communities;
• and preparing and supporting all learners through the development of caring, inclusive classrooms and integrated curriculum.
The department offers undergraduate programs in early childhood education and in elementary education, a post-baccalaureate program (Teacher of Students with Disabilities), and Masters degree programs in Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Teacher Leadership, and a specialization in the PhD in Education program.
The Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education is seeking a high quality candidate with skills aligned to the College’s commitment to addressing issues of access, success, and equity in P-20 education to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education from a sociocultural theoretical framework in a program that emphasizes inclusive education and collaboration. The successful candidate will teach twelve semester hours of undergraduate and graduate courses in-person and on-line and supervise students in field placements and may coordinate a program or work as a Professor-in-Residence at one of our Professional Development Schools. The lecturer position also provides service to the Department and College, including attendance and active contribution in Department and College meetings. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, two-year position(renewable). The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service at the department, college and university levels.
A Master Degree or terminal degree (ED.D/Ph.D) in Special Education or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education
A minimum of three years of public school successful teaching with students with exceptional learning needs
Demonstrated excellence in teaching and service in education in the areas of special education and/or Child Study Team
Knowledge of inclusive practices for students with special needs
Experience in assessing and teaching students with diverse backgrounds
Willingness to teach both face-to-face and online formats in higher education
Demonstrated commitment to fostering academic achievement, social and personal responsibility, and social justice
Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people
Demonstrated commitment to working with P-12 schools and underrepresented groups
A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education
Knowledge of assistive technologies and experience in using these technologies with students with special needs
Knowledge of contemporary assessment and instructional practices in the education of students with exceptional needs
Starting Date: September 1, 2018
Contact: Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Sydney Kuder
The application must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system.
Submit letter of application with a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must include each of these documents at the time of submission.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cul...tural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.