Job Details

Kennesaw State University
  • Position Number: 4953876
  • Location: Kennesaw, GA
  • Position Type: Education - Special Education

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Job ID: 267667
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information

The Inclusive Education Department is led by a group of education professionals united in our mission to support and honor all learners and their families, including English language learners and individuals with exceptionalities. We accomplish this by developing educators who can effectively teach individuals with exceptionalities while addressing the unique needs of learners with varying social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.

The core values of the department are grounded in a framework that situates the praxis and policy of teaching exceptional students in a context of fairness, impartiality, and access.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Special Education faculty position in the Department of Inclusive Education with a preferred start date of August 2024. This is a nine-month contracted position.

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Special Education, which may include clinical supervision of teacher candidates
  • Service to the Department of Inclusive Education, Bagwell College, Kennesaw State University, and the professional community is expected including departmental program coordination
  • Scholarship/research activities are expected
  • Working collaboratively with community and school stakeholders to ensure student success

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications
  • A Doctorate, or the foreign equivalent, in Special Education, or a related discipline is required. ABDs close to completion will be considered. Degree must be awarded before August 1, 2024.
  • Minimum three years of successful teaching experience with exceptional learners in PK-12 schools or foreign equivalent.
  • Experience in gifted education, dyslexia, or in scientific methods of reading
  • Experience with in-service or pre-service teacher preparation
  • Knowledge of research-based special education teaching practices, methods, and techniques
  • Knowledge of current state and national standards for the teaching profession, especially those pertaining to special education
  • Demonstrated professionalism and strong interpersonal skills that support collegiality
  • Evidence of scholarship/creative activities
  • Experience teaching face-to-face, on-line, or hybrid courses

Preferred Qualifications
  • Record of past teaching at an undergraduate or graduate level
  • Recent experience in PK-12 schools
  • PK-12 or higher education leadership experience
  • Familiarity and/or experience with TESOL (e.g., teaching English Language Learners)
  • Experience with online and face-to-face course development

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)
  4. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please apply by February 23, 2024.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Jayoung Choi,

For technical support or assistance completing a job application, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

For questions about a specific job posting at Kennesaw State University, please contact the search chair listed under the contact information section on each posting. For general questions about faculty jobs please email

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202,, or by making a report at the following website:

Background Check

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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