Visiting Assistant Professor of Education  

Search #1718-0014 

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Education Department welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor and Program Director for a new program in Special Education. This is a 3-year visiting position with strong potential to move to tenure-track on the condition of program success. This position combines a small, supportive, liberal arts community, with the opportunity to build an innovative, forward-thinking program in a critical shortage area. 

The successful candidate will teach core special education coursework with potential to design and teach courses in area(s) of specialty, supervise field and student teaching experiences, and advise students at the undergraduate level.  The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarly activity and provide service to the department, university, and local/professional community. As the Special Education Program Director, the candidate will coordinate with areas schools to arrange field placements, and assess & report on program effectiveness. 


  • Earned doctorate by time of appointment, but will consider applicants who have made substantial progress towards completion of a doctorate (ABD).
  • Minimum of four years of experience working with students with disabilities and their families at the elementary, middle, and/or high school levels – two of the three grade bands required.
  • Commitment to progressive, inclusive education for children and young adults, particularly those from underrepresented groups.
  • A desire to work in an environment which values collaboration, diversity, student learning, and respect for all people.
  • Appreciation for the unique opportunities that teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts institution provides to an intellectually engaged faculty member.
  • Experience with program administration, field/student teaching supervision, and college-level teaching is desired.

About Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment with regard to culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged, as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion which lends to our continuing and vigorous efforts to increase the diversity of the campus community, to promote equal employment opportunities, and to ensure nondiscrimination in all aspects of our programs and activities. 

About the OWU Education Department

Our small department prepares students to teach grades Pre k-12, and includes faculty with one to 30+ years of experience at OWU. We are committed to preparing dedicated, justice-minded, and highly qualified teachers. 

About Delaware, OH

Founded in 1842, Delaware is an affordable and charming small town/semi-rural area thirty miles from the diverse social, cultural, and academic resources of Columbus, Ohio. 

Completed application packets will include:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 2-3 letters of reference
  • Graduate transcripts

Please email application materials to: Dr. Katherine Glenn-Applegate, Search Committee Chair, at Please send all materials as .pdf or .doc attachments. 

The deadline for application is November 1, 2017.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).