Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education/Special Education

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. 

Job Description
The Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education/Special Education is a member of the Department of Teacher Education at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. The faculty member will teach graduate courses to cohorts of students at partner locations in New York City. The Assistant/Associate Professor must display a commitment to educating diverse groups of graduate students. The Assistant/Associate Professor must demonstrate knowledge of current research in the fields of early intervention, early childhood education and special education, including assessment and evaluation, collaboration with professionals and diverse families/communities, inclusive practices, effective teaching methods and interventions including positive behavioral approaches, and transition services in early education and early intervention.

The faculty member demonstrates knowledge of federal, state, and NYC education statutes and policies. Collaboration with College full-time and adjunct faculty, partner representatives, and agency personnel is required. The faculty member must teach graduate courses on the weekends, including both Saturdays and Sundays.

Duties Include

  • Teach a full load of graduate level coursework in early childhood education and/or special education at off-campus locations
  • Provide advisement to cohorts of students in partnership programs
  • Attend and contribute to regular meetings of the faculty in Teacher Education
  • Attend monthly meetings of the general faculty
  • Serve as a member of college and department committees
  • Contribute to the Education Accreditation and Middle States Accreditation processes by submitting and analyzing assessment information leading to continuous improvement of programs
  • Conduct scholarly research and professional development through publications and presentations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Doctoral degree in Special Education or Early Childhood Education, ABD will be considered
  • 5+ years of experience teaching in early childhood education and/or in special education
  • 2+ years of higher education teaching preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and NYC statutes, policies, and practices in early intervention, childhood education, and special education
  • Knowledge of current research and evidence-based practices in early intervention, early childhood education and special education
  • Knowledge and experience with higher education teaching via online and hybrid methods, knowledge of Canvas preferred
  • Ability to work in collaboration with on-campus and off-campus faculty, partner representatives, and agency or school personnel in early intervention or early education programs
  • Knowledge and experience in education accreditation and regional institutional accreditors, with an emphasis on assessment, (knowledge of AAQEP and Middle States Accreditors is preferred)
  • Membership and engagement in local, regional, and national professional organizations in early childhood education and/or special education
  • Evidence of research and professional development, including publications, scholarly presentations and attendance at professional conferences

Application Process
Applicants must send all of the following to

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Philosophy of Education Statement
  4. 4-5 References (with current contact emails and phone numbers)

A background check is required as part of the final approval process.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants are asked to submit all materials and references prior to September 15, 2021. Review will begin on September 15, 2021.

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.