Pending final funding approval, the Department of Middle and Adolescence Education at Niagara University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the field of special education. Interested applicants should have completed a doctorate in special education by August 15, 2013, have P-12 and higher education teaching experience, and show potential for scholarship and collegial collaboration. Desired qualifications include experience in and ability to coordinate on-line degree programs and teach on-line courses, developmental and multiple disabilities, secondary special education and transition services, and common core standards.
Niagara University is a Roman Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition, located in the Town of Lewiston in New York. Originally founded by the Congregation of the Mission in 1856 as Our Lady of Angels Seminary, it became Niagara University in 1883. The University is still run by the Vincentian Fathers. All of Niagara’s 25 presidents, including its current president, Father Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., have been Vincentian priests.
Niagara has 3,200 undergraduate students in 50 academic programs. Approximately half of the students are residents, while the other half commutes from the surrounding area. The college is known as a liberal arts school, but offers programs in technical and pre-professional disciplines as well. The College of Education is NCATE accredited and programs are offered on the main campus and in school-based settings in the Toronto area.