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Assistant Professor of Education (Special Education)

Assistant Professor of Education (Special Education)


The Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice (EASJ) at Chestnut Hill College (CHC) in Philadelphia, PA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Special Education.  Chestnut Hill College, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters excellence by providing a holistic education within a strong liberal arts tradition.  The CHC Education program is practitioner-focused and provides undergraduate and graduate students a distinctive academic program that prepares them for careers in teaching and/or admission into graduate or doctoral programs.  The Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice offers graduate certification and M.Ed. degree programs in:

  • Early Education (PreK-4 and Dual PreK-4 with Special Education PK-12)
  • Early Education with Montessori Credential (AMS Affiliated and MACTE Accredited)
  • Educational Leadership with Principal Certification
  • Educational Studies (non-certification)
  • Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, and dual with Special Education PK-12 )
  • Special Education PK-12

This is a full-time, nine-month faculty position. 

  • Doctorate in Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) or closely related field is required.
  • Teaching experience in a K-12 environment.
  • State certification in special education is required and additional certification in secondary education is desirable.
  • Classroom teaching experience at a college or university is required and hybrid/online teaching experience is desirable. 
  • Administrative experience in managing curricula, scheduling courses, advising students, working with PDE standards and accreditation, and collaborating with faculty colleagues are preferred.
  • Evidence of potential in scholarship and publication.
  • Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment.
  • Interest in active and collaborative learning and use of instructional technology. 
  • Responsibilities for this position include teaching, scholarship, and service to the College, to the profession, and to the community.
  • Teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate special education courses. Teaching assignments may include courses taught on campus in evening programs, or hybrid /online courses primarily in graduate education programs with the possible addition of day and/or evening undergraduate education courses as needed. 
  • Collaborating with the Dean, Director of Graduate Admissions, and Education faculty to develop and maintain partnerships with local schools for student teaching and recruitment purposes.
  • Responsibilities beyond teaching activities include:  participating in professional organizations; creating and maintaining technology resources for learning activities; developing course, curriculum, and program materials; advising students; participating in campus and college events; attendance at PA DOE events (Dean’s Forum) as needed and supervising graduate student research projects.
Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and higher education/practitioner references to Jobs@chc.edu .  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion as a core value. In an effort to support our diverse student community, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from faculty candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the College community and the curriculum.  

Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer