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Assistant Professor, Education

Salve Regina University
Job Location:
Newport, 02840-4192
Teacher Education - Elementary

Company Description:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. 

Job Description:

The Department of Education at Salve Regina University is pleased to announce an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of Elementary/Special Education beginning Fall 2024.

Within the context of the University Mission, Salve's Teacher Education Programs develop in students a desire to seek wisdom and to promote universal justice. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate successful teaching experiences and a commitment to working toward equity and justice. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in elementary or special education, and to supervise relevant clinical field experiences. Culturally responsive teaching, representation of historically marginalized groups in course content, and a record of sociocultural consciousness are imperative. Other expectations include program development in conjunction with the Elementary/Special Education Program Coordinator. The successful applicant will be required to collaborate with departmental faculty as well as design and conduct research studies and mentor undergraduates.  Student advisement, scholarly research and publishing, and university and community service are important components of the position and essential for retention, tenure, and promotion.


  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in the area of Education
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in Elementary or Special Education, in public school contexts
  • Strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and teacher education
  • Capacity to develop a program of independent research  
  • Ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing, use technology in teaching and learning, and work collaboratively is essential
  • Record of culturally responsive pedagogy, antiracist education, and representation of historically marginalized groups in course content

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):

  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center

Other available benefits include:

  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • discounted auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program

For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community.  Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify. (Spanish)

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