Sprout Film Festival in Winchester Virginia

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The Arc & Sprout Film Festival, screening films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will take place in Winchester, VA, on Tuesday 11 November through Friday 14 November 2014! This four day festival is presented by The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley and will take place on the days and at locations as follows:

  • Tuesday – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 10am & 6pm
  • Wednesday – Bright Box Community Theater 7pm
  • Thursday – Woodstock Community Theater 10am
  • Friday – Shenandoah University 2pm

Anthony Di Salvo, Executive Director of Sprout, will be presenting the films and running a Q&A at all the screenings. Throughout the four days there will be a variety of short documentaries, narratives and music videos screened. Get additional information and view a trailer about the festival.

IUP Assistant Professor—Special Education and Clinical Services

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Special Education and Clinical Services invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment, beginning August 2015. Only online applications will be accepted. To view the full description and apply for this position, please visit www.iup.edu/employment (posting # F15-021).

IUP is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Autism Center Director at SE Missouri State


Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment
(Full Time/Term)

Primary Responsibilities

Provide leadership and oversight for the University Autism Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The director serves as the primary supervisor and coordinator for all staff and the collaborative partners that share the facility.

Required Qualifications

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Assistant Prof at Millersville U.


The Millersville University Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education seeks an Assistant Professor of Special Education beginning August 2015. Minimum qualifications include ABD status in special education, or a closely related field, 4 years of successful full-time teaching experience with Pre-K – 8 individuals demonstrating a broad range of disabilities. Highly regarded for its instructional quality and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools and vibrant arts community, and close to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity and compassion.

For a full listing of qualifications and to apply, go to http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/1255 and complete a faculty application. Full consideration given to applications received by November 23, 2014. Direct questions to Dr. Richard Mehrenberg, search committee chair, at Richard.Mehrenberg@millersville.edu

An EO/AA institution.
Apply Here : http://www.Click2Apply.net/hpwk432

Director of Education at UW-Tacoma

The University of Washington, Tacoma, announced a search for a Professor and Director of the Education Program. The position, which is slated to begin in July of 2015, will be for the nine-month academic year plus a three-month summer period. The Director will report to the UWT Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and should be committed to helping the program transition from its program status into a departmentalized school of education. Review of applications begins 1 November 2014.

Please download the accompanying PDF for more a comprehensive description of the position.

Tenure Track Faculty Positions at WVU for FALL 2015

West Virginia University announces the availability of 3 open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions in the following areas:

  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Gifted Education

These 9-month positions require teaching, research, and service. A description and directions for submitting an application are available at: http://cehs.wvu.edu/fac_staff/jobs. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014.

FMI: Barbara Ludlow, Professor and Chair, Barbara.Ludlow@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3835.

Department Chair in Ed Leadership and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University is conducting a search for a tenured Associate or Full Professor/Chairperson in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling to begin January 1, 2015

Primary Responsibilities


The Chairperson maintains standards, policies and procedures for a department with two distinct disciplines: Educational Leadership and Counseling. The department serves graduate students and offers degrees including Master’s Degree programs in Educational Administration, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Higher Education Administration. Specialist level degrees are offered for Educational Administration, Counseling Education, and Educational Leadership Development. The Department also supports a Cooperative Ed.D. program in partnership with the University of Missouri.

Responsibilities include administration, leadership, teaching, faculty-personnel relations, student recruitment, department liaison, student development, and management/budget oversight consistent with a diverse graduate level department. In addition, the chairperson maintains an active, scholarly and service agenda. The Chairperson of the department has a reduced teaching load.

Required Qualifications

         Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Administration (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)

  • Demonstrated record of administrative/leadership experience
  • Ability to champion both counseling and administration programs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ELCC and CAEP/NCATE standards
  • Demonstrated success with scholarly research
  • Excellent record of college/university teaching
  • Experience/knowledge of administrative and counseling accreditation and certification processes
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

Read the full HR posting of the position and get additional information regarding the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling.

Tenure-line Position in Special Education at Kent State University

The School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences (LDES) in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services (EHHS) at Kent State University announces a tenure-line at the Assistant or Associate rank in Special Education, beginning in August 2015. We are seeking qualified applicants with a research focus in the area of high-incidence disabilities. Applicants with specific expertise in instructional design and delivery, curriculum development, and/or educator preparation are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin Nov 1, 2014 and acceptance of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For the full position announcement please visit our website at:


For additional information, you may also contact Search Co-Chairs Drs. Pena L. Bedesem (pbedesem@kent.edu) and Brian R. Barber (bbarber8@kent.edu).

New Faculty Position in Special Education at Texas State University

Texas State University invites qualified individuals to apply for an assistant professor position in the area of Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities and Inclusion (Learning Disabilities/Inclusion). Responsibilities include teaching courses in the special education program, including advanced courses in learning disabilities; maintaining an active research agenda including conducting research, publishing, and exploring grant opportunities; advising students; participating in program assessment and improvement activities; and providing service to the program, university, and profession. For more information, please go to:


You may also contact Dr. Stephen Ciullo (ciullo@txstate.edu) or Dr. Brenda Scheuermann (brenda@txstate.edu).

Iowa technology center director

The Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER) at the University of Iowa is seeking candidates for the position of Director of ICATER. ICATER assists students, educators, parents, and education professionals through training, education and research to achieve full access and participation in their communities. The Instructional Services Director will oversee the center and programs, develop and evaluate programming, provide consultative services, and act as liaison to public and private agencies and constituents on assistive technologies to enhance resources available to users.

Please see the accompanying document for more details.

This is a full time Professional & Scientific staff position. It may be filled at any time. Information on how to apply is available at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ under Professional & Scientific positions. Search Jobs and refer to requisition #64612.

For additional information about this position, please contact

Vilia Tarvydas:
ICATER Interim Director
The University of Iowa
College of Education
N168 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1529

U. Oregon open-rank position

The Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon is seeking to hire a tenure-line faculty member in Special Education with expertise in the design, development, and delivery of instruction in core academic areas (e.g., reading, writing, and mathematics). For full position description and application information, please visit our website at: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4477. Apply by August 15, 2014, to be assured of consideration.

PhD Opportunity – University of Kansas

Graduate Research Assistantship – Study K-12 Online Learning and Students with Disabilities

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to share with you an opportunity we have at the University of Kansas for students interested in researching K-12 online learning while pursuing a doctorate in special education here in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area at the University of Kansas.  We are looking for graduate research assistants with a desire to work and study at the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities (COLSD) (see http://centerononlinelearning.org) located at the University of Kansas.  Funding for the assistantship is competitive; it will cover all tuition and related fees as well as an annual research salary.

As a graduate research assistant, you will be:

  • Identifying and verifying trends and issues and major potential positive outcomes and negative consequences related to the participation of students with disabilities in K-12 online learning
  • Developing promising approaches for increasing the accessibility and potential effectiveness of online learning for students with disabilities.
  • Testing the feasibility, usability, and potential effectiveness of promising approaches using appropriate research design.

In addition to working with researchers at COLSD, you will have to opportunity to work with other institutions, such as CAST, specializing in developing special applied technology, and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), who offers support to educators who work with students with disabilities.

If you would like additional information about the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities or the assistantship, please contact Dr. Sean J. Smith or Dr. Diana Greer at seanj@ku.edu, dgreer@ku.edu, or 785-312-4485.


Sean Smith, Ph.D.


DISES conference at University of Minho

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The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) and the University of Minho will convene an international conference in Braga, Portugal, from 14-17 July 2014. The conference will take as its theme “Embracing Inclusive Approaches” and will feature Arlene S. Kanter of Syracuse University and Luis de Miranda Correia, of the Instituto Português de Dislexia e outras Necessidades Especiais (Portuguese Institute of Dyslexia and other Special Needs) and the Associação Portuguesa para as Necessidades Especiais (Portuguese Association for Special Needs). Learn more by visiting the section of the DISES Web site devoted to the conference.

IASE call for proposals

The International Association of Special Education, in collaboration with the University of Lower Silesia, issued a call for proposals for its 14th biennial conference. Under the title “New Dimensions toward Education, Advocacy, and Collaboration for Individuals with Special Needs,” the conference will convene in Wroclaw, Poland, 21-25 June 2015. The accompanying PDF provides additional information about the conference and submitting proposals for presentations.

Extended Deadline for Position in Low Vision/Blindness or Low Incidence Disabilities

Application reviews will not happen until Feb 21, 2014

The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University, a large public university with state and nationally recognized teacher preparation programs, invites applications for a tenure-track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Low Vision/Blindness (LVB) or Low Incidence Disabilities. We offer graduate and undergraduate programs leading to licensure in multicategorical disabilities (LBS), low vision/blindess (LVB), and deaf/hard of hearing (DHH).  The ISU LVB program is one of the few undergraduate programs in the country and has a newly revised curriculum that includes extensive assistive technology as well as established connections with school partners.  The Department is an ideal choice for an individual seeking a balanced professional life where contributions in teaching, research, and service are valued.


Position: The tenure-track position, to start on August 15, 2014, is a nine-month position with the opportunity for summer employment.  Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising students in school practicum settings, conducting and supervising research activities, seeking external funding, and providing university and professional service.


Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education or related field (ABD considered).  Priority will be given to applicants with expertise in LVB or low incidence disabilities who have university teaching experience, an active research agenda, and experience teaching or providing direct service to individuals with low vision/blindness or other low incidence disabilities.  Preference will be given to applicants who have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Braille, Nemeth code, basic orientation/mobility, assistive/instructional technology, or transition.


Application Procedure:  Initial review of candidates will begin February, 21 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  To ensure full consideration, email a letter of application, including description of teaching philosophy and research agenda, vita, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Carrie Anna Courtad at cacourt@ilstu.edu.

 Dr. Carrie Anna Courtad
 Chair, Search Committee
 Department of Special Education
 Illinois State University
 Normal, Illinois  61790
 Phone: 309-438-7524
 Fax: 309-438-8699
 E-mail: cacourt@ilstu.edu




Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.