Assistant Professor of Special Education

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Education Department of Saint Michael’s College is seeking an active scholar and skilled instructor for an Assistant Professor of Special Education beginning August 2023. This is a tenure-track position. This faculty member will be an integral part of a collaborative Education Department that has an excellent reputation for guiding undergraduate and graduate students to become teachers and educational leaders. In addition, this faculty member will join a college community dedicated to academic excellence, service, diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education  
  • Coordinate the special education concentration in the graduate program 
  • Supervise student teaching internships and special education practica at the M.Ed. level 
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students through their educational program 
  • Participate in College and Education Department meetings and committees 
  • Develop and nurture partnerships with local schools, educational organizations, and the Vermont Agency of Education 
  • Create a vibrant scholarship agenda 


Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities. 


Required  Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate by August 2023 with expertise in special education with a concentration in teaching students with emotional behavioral challenges and autism  
  • Minimum of three (3) years teaching experience in public schools 
  • Sought-after areas of expertise include educating students with emotional/behavioral challenges and students with autism; equity, intersectionality, and inclusion 
  • Experience in working with diverse student populations including multilingual learners 
  • Demonstration of involvement in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Experience teaching special education courses at the university or college level 
  • Evidence of creating partnerships with schools and educational organizations 
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Familiarity with assessments and software applications in special education  


Application Instructions: 


Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on the Apply Now button: 

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion articulating how your teaching, research, and/or service can contribute to our goal of creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students 
  • Names and contact information for three references 


An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. 


Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022 and continue until the position has been filled. 


Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.

Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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