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Professor 10 Months

SUNY Buffalo State
United States
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About Buffalo State
Buffalo State is one of the largest comprehensive schools in the State University of New York system. As a civically minded, urban-engaged campus community located in the city's cultural corridor, Buffalo State prides itself as having smaller learning environments coupled with larger university opportunities. Boasting a diverse and inclusive campus, Buffalo State is committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The school's mission is to deliver a broad array of high-quality and distinctive academic programs infused with diversity, creativity, and hands-on learning opportunities for hardworking students who seek a personalized and affordable education that engages their minds and advances their careers. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. With degree programs in education, the arts, science, arts and humanities, and professional studies, each year over 6,000 students choose Buffalo State. Buffalo State welcomes applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission.
Faculty/Professional Faculty
Department Exceptional Education
Local Title Horace Mann Endowed Chair
Budget Title Professor 10 Months
Rank A3
Line Number 21358
Salary Range $120,000-$130,000
FTE Full-Time
Negotiating Unit UUP
FLSA Exempt
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Brief Job Description
Buffalo State University is searching for an individual to serve as the Horace Mann Endowed Chair in Exceptional Education. We are seeking an individual with a distinguished career in special education to provide innovative leadership for departmental programs, faculty, and teacher candidates; conduct innovative research; and foster collaborative partnerships with schools and agencies. The successful candidate will exemplify Buffalo State's commitment to excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service as they seek to advance the mission of the department and the field of special education.
An endowed chair is a significant academic honor. The successful appointee will demonstrate the following:
- Be a scholar-educator of national or international stature.
- Possess a distinguished record of accomplishments in the field of special education as evidenced by research, publication, external funding, creative endeavors, awards, honors, and professional leadership.
- Be an excellent teacher who exhibits generosity of spirit in working with teacher candidates and colleagues.
- Serve as a model of professional accomplishment and commitment to the mission of Exceptional Education Department, School of Education, and Buffalo State University.
The Horace Mann Endowed Chair in Exceptional Education will:
- Maintain a primary relationship with the Exceptional Education Department, situated in the School of Education, and collaborative relationships with other departments involved in teacher preparation at the university.
- Connect to the priorities of the campus and the educational community of the region.
- Participate in, and build upon, the partnerships established through Buffalo State's nationally recognized Professional Development Schools Consortium.
- Work closely with faculty, staff, teacher candidates, and the community, with an opportunity to have a significant impact on the field of special education.
The Horace Mann Endowed Chair in Exceptional Education will:
- Leverage their expertise, as well as the relationships and resources associated with their role, to support the mission and vision of the Exceptional Education Department and School of Education at Buffalo State.
- Teach at least one graduate or undergraduate course per semester in the Exceptional Education Department.
- Model exemplary teaching.
- Build upon existing lines of research and develop new collaborative research opportunities with faculty, teacher candidates, and school partners.
- Present at public forums, including local, state, and national conferences, and professional development engagements.
- Develop scholarly publications.
- Pursue external funding opportunities to support the work of the Exceptional Education Department and the School of Education.
- Explore the development of a personnel preparation program in special education.
- Provide leadership to the biannual Horace Mann Graduate Research Symposium.
- Participate in department committee work addressing curriculum development, assessment practices, and other initiatives associated with delivering high-quality teacher preparation programs.
- Facilitate school-based staff development and serve as a resource in our partner schools to promote excellence in teaching practice for mentor teachers hosting our teacher candidates.
- Participate in the Exceptional Education Advisory Council.
- Work collaboratively with stakeholders to monitor and influence policies associated with special education on local, state, national and international levels.
- Participate in recruitment efforts of teacher candidates, particularly those who will diversify the special education workforce.
- Mentor and support early career faculty.
- Submit an annual report related to the position.
Funding Support
The Horace Mann Endowed Chair in Exceptional Education will:
- Have access to endowment funds to support research, manuscript preparation, graduate research assistance, library and equipment acquisitions, travel, and other requirements of an active scholar and teacher.
- Have the opportunity to allocate funds to support the work of the Exceptional Education Department, School of Education, and Buffalo State University.
Required Qualifications
- Hold a terminal PhD or EdD in special education or a related field with a research emphasis in special education.
- Provide evidence of national or international prominence and leadership in the field of special education. This can be reflected by leadership positions, practice innovations, publications, grants, awards, and other contributions to the knowledge and practice of special education.
- Currently hold the rank of full professor or associate professor with credentials sufficient to merit the rank of full professor at Buffalo State University.
Preferred Qualifications
- Provide evidence of knowledge and experience with working with teacher candidates and P-12 students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate a history of obtaining external funding.
- Demonstrate a history of teaching or leadership within a personnel preparation program.
- Hold credentials in one or more of the following areas: BCBA , bilingual education, or TESOL .
- Have a record of leading collaborative research on evidence-based practices in P-12 schools, with a focus on single-subject research design.
Anticipated Date of Hire 09/01/2024
Priority Review Date
Application Deadline Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Contact Person
Dr. Shannon Budin
Contact Email
Contact Fax 716-878-5410
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution that subscribes to all federal, state, and SUNY legal requirements and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status (Nondiscrimination Notice). Any violation of this policy should be reported to the Equity and Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall 415, (716) 878-6210. Buffalo State is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kawaler at or call (716) 878-4822.
Background Investigation Statement
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Our Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy is available at
Clery Statement
Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report ( ASR ) for SUNY Buffalo State at The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Buffalo State University Police Department at (716) 878-6333.
New York State Executive Order 161
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Buffalo State website
- Buffalo News
- Buffalo Rocket
- Challenger
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- HigherEdJobs
- Panorama Hispano News
- Employee Referral
- Other
- * All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The college's Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy is available at Prior to an offer of employment, an applicant will be required to sign an authorization release form, allowing Buffalo State to conduct a background investigation. Failure of an applicant to sign the authorization release form will disqualify an applicant from further consideration for appointment.
- I agree to comply with the college's policy.
- I do not agree to comply with the college's policy. (Note, this selection will disqualify you from further consideration for appointment.)
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
- Resume / Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
- Transcripts (unofficial)

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