Assistant Professor of Special Education

Greenville University is seeking a dynamic faculty member to become a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, serving our thriving teacher education preparation programs in the area of Special Education.  

We are seeking a potential colleague who

  • Is dedicated to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. 
  • Is interested in working with student teachers, cooperating teachers, and partnering schools.
  • Is committed to serve as a role model for students within an academic community with a distinctively Christian mission.  
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to liberal arts education.
  • Has an active and vibrant Christian faith.
  • Holds advanced degree or has extensive experience in Special Education.
  • Holds teacher certification.
  • Has a record of excellent teaching. 
  • Has a willingness to work with pre-service teacher candidates. 
  • Demonstrates a cooperative, collegial spirit. 


The specific teaching assignment for this position will be at the undergraduate level and the successful candidate will be able to assume both generalist and specialized teaching responsibilities in an undergraduate program that certifies K-12 teachers. The faculty position would consist of teaching opportunities in the traditional undergraduate Special Education, and/or Master of Arts in Education programs. Additional responsibilities normally expected of a full-time faculty member include committee work; advising students; regular participation in efforts of recruitment, retention, and other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


The School of Education (SOE) has more than 300 students enrolled in a traditional undergraduate program, four partnership programs, MAT, and MAE programs.  The school offers majors in elementary education, special education, early childhood education, physical education, music education, and seven additional secondary education programs. The SOE also partners with community colleges and universities that do not offer 4-year teacher education programs to provide the experiences and course work necessary to earn a bachelor's degree and licensure to teach in the State of Illinois. These Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership (UTEP) programs are offered at Kaskaskia College (Centralia, IL), Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL), Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL), and Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL). The SOE was accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education with no weaknesses (using NCATE standards) and serves as a model for other teacher education programs in the state of Illinois. The SOE also has national TEAC accreditation through CAEP.

Reports To: 

Dean of the School of Education


Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. The University also provides a generous benefits package that includes health and disability insurance.


The university is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. Greenville University was founded in 1892 and is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations. For additional information, please visit our website:

How to Apply:

Compliance with University Standards. All Greenville University employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the University, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance. Employees agree to promote the University's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the University Standards).

Application materials should include: 

1. Curriculum vitae

2. Statement of philosophy of Christian Higher Education

3. Statement of personal faith journey and commitment

4. At least 3 professional references

5. Official transcripts.

It is the policy of Greenville University not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race, gender or prior military service in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville University is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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