Posting Details

Posting Number F00753
Position Title Special Education Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)
Position Number F00388
Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $49,600 – $67,400 at Assistant Professor level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Employee Category Faculty-CAT I
Department Special Education
EClass Code Full Time Faculty-10 mo with benes
Position Summary

The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a full time, tenure-track faculty position within the Special Education program. MSU Denver is a Hispanic Serving Institution located on a commuter campus in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have intention to activate principles of equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

“The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver prepares people who will Teach, Lead, and Transform.” MSU Denver’s School of Education develops excellent teachers and educational leaders who engage in reflective practice and scholarly activity, and who are ethical decision makers and agents of social change. We provide an intellectually rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum that fosters pedagogical expertise, cultivates critical thinking, and promotes imagination.

We acknowledge the present and historical systems of oppression and marginalization that permeate all levels of society and believe these structures of power and privilege need to be deeply understood by all members of our SOE community. We are committed to actively dismantling these systems and barriers within our SOE.


The successful candidate must have the ability to effectively:

• Teach 12 semester hours of day and/or evening undergraduate and graduate (MAT) courses in the Special Education teacher preparation program.
• Teach courses in multiple formats including resident (on campus), online, and hybrid.
• Courses the selected candidate may teach include foundations of special education; introduction to working with exceptional children; assessment and instruction; working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders; and math.
• Demonstrate the experience and commitment to meet the educational needs of students from diverse student populations including traditional, first generation, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Latinx, adult, military, second career, second chance, concurrent high school/college students, and students with mental health, learning, or physical differences.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop, evaluate, and teach courses in the Special Education program.
• Identify placements and supervise clinical experiences and/or student teachers.
• Work collaboratively and develop positive reciprocal relationships with schools and community agencies.
• Effectively advise undergraduate and graduate students five scheduled hours per week, engage in appropriate University and professional service, and pursue scholarly activity and professional development.
• Develop and implement a research agenda that culminates in peer-reviewed manuscripts and conferences.

Required Qualifications

Doctorate in Special Education or related field, or ABD (all but dissertation)

Preferred Qualifications

• A highly qualified candidate will have an earned Doctorate in Special Education or related field.
• A minimum of three years professional teaching experience with school age children (Kindergarten-12th grade) is preferred.
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: math, behavior, assessment, IEP and lesson plan development, inclusive education, and collaboration.
• A record of scholarship that demonstrates knowledge of current issues in the field of special education and contributes to the field of special education.
• Experience collaborating with public schools, private schools, charter schools, and/or centers and agencies that support the educational needs of students with disabilities is ideal.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues to develop, evaluate, and teach Special Education courses that will support the success of effective special education teachers.
• Professional experience working with and being culturally responsive to children, families, and communities across a variety of school settings.
• Experience with teaching adults and meeting the educational needs of a diverse urban population of university students.
• Successful candidates must have a strong interest in and commitment to teacher education, collaboration, inclusion, and diversity.

Posting date 10/19/2020
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 12/01/2020
Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications received by Dec. 1, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply via the online application system,

IMPORTANT: In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. References

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Tanya Rogowsky
Talent Team Representative E-mail

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. References

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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