Special Education with Learning Disabilities and Cognitive Impairment Specializations
Assistant Professor in the School of Education
Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan University’s School of Education invites qualified applicants to apply for a tenure-track
Assistant Professor position to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in special education. Responsibilities
include teaching undergraduate courses in cognitive impairment, graduate courses in learning disabilities and
other courses as assigned.
The candidate also will advise students, engage in professional development and scholarship, and provide
service within the school, university and the profession.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Special Education or related field is required. An ABD will be
considered if doctorate is completed by August 15, 2010. A demonstrated commitment to social justice and
flexibility in working with a diverse student population are required. The candidate must have a minimum
equivalent of three years fulltime successful K-12 classroom teaching. Northern Michigan University is a laptop
university. The School of Education has many special education courses utilizing distance learning. Proficiency
utilizing instructional technologies is expected.
To apply for this position, please visit http://employMe.nmu.edu/hr. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and
the names addresses and telephone numbers of three references. Screening will begin December 10, 2009. The
position will be posted until February 28, 2010. The appointment begins August 2010. Salary is competitive
with experience and the market.
Northern Michigan University is located in the heart of Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, a summer and
winter vacation spot; the cost of living is low and the quality of life is high. Additional information may be
found at http://www.nmu.edu/education/.
The School of Education offers professional studies courses leading to the Michigan professional or provisional
teaching certificate at the elementary and secondary levels as well as courses for continuing professional
development through the education specialist degree. Students must be eligible for admission to the School of
Education in order to enroll in education courses.
All NMU education programs are currently accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher
Education and approved by the Michigan Department of Education. Northern’s School of Education is also a
candidate for accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and carries primary responsibility
Curriculum for elementary school teachers
Curriculum for teachers of children with cognitive impairment
Curriculum for teachers of children with emotional impairment
A sequence of professional courses in education for secondary school teachers.
Graduate programs for teachers and school service personnel leading to the master of arts and education
specialist in education.
Most education courses at Northern Michigan University include field experience in K-12 classrooms. A
number of education courses meet in public school buildings to expand teaching opportunities. Another learning
opportunity is an apprenticeship in special education, which provides students with a chance to refine goals and
polish skills. See the School of Education website at http://webb.nmu.edu/Departments/Education/ for more
Northern Michigan University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to
increasing diversity of its faculty.