Tenure-Track Faculty Position Opening: Assistant Professor of Education in Equity-based Inclusive Elementary and Special Education


The University of New Hampshire Department of Education in the College of Liberal Arts is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in Equity-Based Inclusive Elementary and Special Education for Fall semester 2021. The selected candidate will be integral to the new B.A. in Educational Studies: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (the EDI), an innovative undergraduate program leading to dual certification in elementary education/special education or elementary education/English to speakers of other languages (ESOL).


UNH and the Department of Education are committed to supporting and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive, diverse, and justice-oriented. This commitment is inextricably linked to our mission of teaching and research excellence. The department strongly encourages candidates with historically marginalized identities to apply. Additionally, the department is dedicated to providing support for historically marginalized faculty and staff to thrive at UNH.


Comprehensive position information is available here: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/38432

Posting Number: PF0439FY20



The position requires a doctorate in special education and/or elementary education or closely related field, and a research agenda that addresses the ways that multiple factors (race, SES, disability, language) affect students’ and families’ access to equitable and inclusive public education. Strong candidates have a record of serving and partnering with culturally, linguistically diverse and minoritized communities across multiple levels of educational systems. Strong candidates will have an emerging body of research, evidence of high impact publications, and strong potential for acquiring research funding to support research, teaching, and engagement activities. Additional preferred qualifications: Proficiency in two or more languages.


Applicants materials:

– Cover letter describing a research agenda, as well as teaching and community-based experiences relevant to the job description

– A brief equity, diversity, and inclusion statement that includes concrete examples and evidence of how the candidate’s own research, teaching, or community engagement have both had a positive impact on nondominant groups

– Curriculum vitae

– List of three professional references with full contact information

– Optional documents: a recent syllabus


Cover letters as well as any questions regarding this position, should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jan Nisbet. Questions about the application process or requirements should be directed to the Department’s Education Senior Administrator, Elaine Walczak ().


Review of applications will begin January 26th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. All aspects of the interview process will be virtual.