Human Resources: Available Positions

Position: Non Tenure Track Faculty (Special Education)

Reports to: Dean

Full-time, Faculty

General Description:

The NDNU School of Education and Leadership (SEL) invites applications for a full-time 9 month non­ tenure track faculty position in the Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe) Credential Program at the Assistant Professor level, commencing Fall20 15. SEL is a dynamic school, actively engaged in K-12 schools and the community with a strong commitment to preparing teachers and administrator to work in California's diverse schools. We seek to hire a teacher-credentialed practitioner with Special Education experience in a diverse public school setting as well as a sound theoretical background and active knowledge of/involvement in the latest research and effective instructional  practices who will integrate theory and practice in teaching. The candidate should have the ability to teach courses and advise candidates in both the preliminary credential and master's level courses in Special Education as well as supervise student teachers. The candidate will collaborate with colleagues on program and school-wide projects.

The School of Education and Leadership is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and offers undergraduate (Liberal Studies BA; Blended Liberal Studies BA/Credential), credentials (Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe, Administrative Services Preliminary and Clear Induction), and Masters degrees (MA degrees in Education, School Administration and Special Education). The School has earned a reputation for excellence in teacher education and has prepared many of the teachers, specialists, and administrators currently working in the Bay Area. At the core of our programs is personalized attention and individualized counseling to support candidates in reaching their personal and professional goals, field orientation of programs, and successful placement of graduates.

Specific Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, ABA, formative and summative assessment, and IEP development.
  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in autism spectrum disorders, and/or severe disabilities.
  • The candidate must be familiar with universal design for learning, technology for individuals with disabilities, and Response to Intervention (RTI).
  • Candidate should show a readiness to participate in school/university partnerships and new initiatives for the purposes of research and teacher preparation, and have a working knowledge of web-based  instruction.
  • Candidate will have experience and the ability to help students learn to work collaboratively with core teachers in mainstream classrooms.


Earned doctorate in Special Education or closely related field. Candidates nearing completion of their doctorate will be considered.

  • At least three years of successful experience teaching, research or administration relating to Special Education.
  • Expertise in moderate and severe disabilities.
  • Knowledge or experience with teacher preparation  and induction.
  • Experience in K-12 school systems serving diverse students
  • Successful higher education teaching experience and/or special education administrative experience is preferred
  • Requisite scholarly record to warrant appointment at the assistant professor rank.
  • Familiarity with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing {CTC) standards and legislation governing special education.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and faculty.

Application Procedures:

NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population.  In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences in working in a diverse environment, and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Notre Dame de Namur University
Human Resources, Job # NTTF082614
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002

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