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Assistant Professor Special Education

March 06, 2023

Grand Rapids, MI


Aquinas College, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Special Education.

Aquinas College is an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition that provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizing career preparation focused on leadership, service to others, and a lifelong passion for learning. Aquinas offers an inclusive and welcoming environment. Aquinas College is committed to recruiting talented and diverse faculty and staff who are capable of exposing its students to a wide range of cultures and perspectives and whose presence on the campus will enhance the diversity of the community in which the College resides.


Special Education Faculty--Tenure Track

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate special education and related assessment courses as well as courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester where each course is 4 credits. Opportunities for summer contracts to teach additional courses may also be available. The candidate will be responsible for maintaining oversight to ensure special education course coherence among full-time and adjunct instructors and evaluate transfer courses related to the program. Related responsibilities include maintaining office hours, advising and mentoring students, scholarly research (especially that which engages students in research experience), student outreach, and developing and maintaining competence with web-assisted teaching technology.


Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education with a focus on special education. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience and evidence of scholarship.

Candidates must be willing to support the Catholic Dominican Mission & Vision of Aquinas College.

To apply, please submit the following:

A cover letter that includes a description of your professional goals, teaching philosophy, and how you will support the AQ Mission & Vision, Curriculum vitae, Three letters of recommendation

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Aquinas College has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and a work environment that is free of unlawful harassment or discrimination. Aquinas College provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or active-duty military status, familial status, height, weight, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.


Aquinas College offers an excellent benefits package that includes affordable medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacation each year, 16 paid holidays, short-term disability, and college-paid life and AD&D insurance. Additionally, Aquinas employees and their dependents are eligible for free tuition at Aquinas after one year of full-time employment.


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