Assistant Professor of Special Education

Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the School of Education and Applied Social Sciences beginning in August 2024. Seton Hill’s undergraduate program offers students dual teacher certification, Pre-K to Grade 4 and Special Education Pre-K to Grade 12, presented with an outstanding liberal arts degree. Graduate degrees are offered in Special Education, Innovative Instruction, and Critical and Cultural Literacy. Chartered in 1918, Seton Hill University is a leading Catholic coeducational liberal arts university founded by the Sisters of Charity and embracing students of all faiths. Located in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands (yet only 35 miles from Pittsburgh), Seton Hill educates its more than 2000 students to “think and act critically, creatively and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world.


  • Doctorate in Special Education
  • Higher education teaching experience, graduate level a plus
  • K-12 special education teaching experience
  • Special Education Teaching certification
  • Other teaching certification a plus

Requirements include an earned doctorate in special education, three years K-12 special education teaching experience, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Use of technology to enhance teaching is required. The ideal candidate has expertise in special education instructional methodologies, including universal design for learning approaches for individuals with mild to moderate and/or moderate to severe/profound disabilities and writing an IEP. Expertise in instructional methodology, knowledge of or experience in working with English-language learners, knowledge of or experience with Middle States or similar accreditation, ability to do graduate program coordination and experience with quality online delivery systems is preferred.

Responsibilities include teaching in undergraduate and graduate level programs in special education on campus and online, advising, conducting research, participating in university/community service activities, and initiating partnerships with community agencies and schools for our School of Education students.

Salary and benefits: Seton Hill University offers a full range of benefits for faculty, including medical, dental, vision insurance, disability coverage, and contributions toward a retirement plan.

To apply: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Diversity is a core value at Seton Hill University. We are passionate about building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. We actively seek to recruit applicants who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds.

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