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Nevada State College
  • Position Number: 3417382
  • Location: Henderson, NV
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education

Nevada State College (NSC) appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
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  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description

The School of Education (SOE) at Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education to begin in the Fall of 2023. The selected candidate would teach survey, characteristics, methods, assessment, and other courses in Early Childhood special education that lead to a Nevada teaching license in Early Childhood Special Education.

SOE faculty have teaching expectations that include developing and teaching courses, participating in curriculum design and program evaluation, and advising students, among others. Additionally, faculty have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of exciting service and scholarship activities during the academic year and in summers.

About the School of Education:

Our School of Education (SOE) is an exciting place to be! More than 1,200 undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students are pursuing degrees and licensure programs.

In response to a statewide shortage of PreK-12 educators, NSC has made a strong commitment to building out the School of Education (SOE). In addition to building out existing baccalaureate granting degree programs in elementary education, secondary education, special education, and speech-language pathology, new programs have been added. The College's first Master's Degree in Speech-Pathology was launched in the fall of 2019. A dual licensure Elementary Education/Bilingual Education program was launched in the fall of 2020 and in the Fall of 2021, the SOE launched the state's first dual licensure baccalaureate level program in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education. Success in obtaining external grants has further fueled growth initiatives. Two Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) grants target diverse educator recruitment and retention and provide innovative opportunities for faculty to engage with PK-12 schools in educator pipeline initiatives. Several other grants contribute to growth efforts.

The School of Education also moved into the Christenson Education Building (CEB) in the Fall of 2021; in addition to providing a learner-centered, collaborative environment for students, faculty, and staff, the CEB features two community-serving entities--an Early Childhood Education Center and a Speech-Language Pathology Clinic. Both of these entities serve the southern Nevada community and provide high quality clinical experiences for SOE majors.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Nevada State College, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), NSC is a college where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 14% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% are Black/African American, 24% are White, and 9% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Teach 24 credits per academic year.
  • Teach Early Childhood Special Education courses for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in a variety of formats (e.g. in-person, hybrid, online).
  • Serve on School of Education and College-wide committees.
  • Conduct weekly office hours.
  • Advise/mentor students.
  • Engage in scholarly activity within your discipline or in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Support Early Childhood/ Early Childhood Special Education curricula updates, revisions, and program enhancement activities.

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Early Childhood Special Education or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of 3+ years experience teaching diverse individuals with developmental delays and disabilities in Early Childhood settings.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (NSC does not sponsor employment-related visas).

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and skills of evidence-based practices for children, birth through 8, with developmental delays and disabilities across settings.
  • Dynamic experience teaching in higher education.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Commitment to promoting success of diverse, first-generation college students.
  • Demonstrated scholarly productivity in the field of Early Childhood Special Education on the state and national levels.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in the areas of teaching, service, and scholarship.
  • Experience in advocating for exceptional children and families in schools and with community partners.
  • Experience in curriculum design and program revision.
  • Bilingual.

Rank, Salary & Benefits:

Tenure track. 9-month. Budgeted salary for this position is $58,000. Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.50% retirement match, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment(s) viewable to you will be the attachment(s) to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment(s) to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment(s) will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Please upload the following documents:
  • Detailed CV or resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Letter of interest indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State College;
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
  • Names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom can speak to your teaching ability (you will be notified before references are contacted).

The search committee may ask for more materials at later stages in the application process.

Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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