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 ( or Dr. Brenda Scheuermann (

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 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: 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 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,, or 785-312-4485.


Sean Smith, Ph.D.


DISES conference at University of Minho

DISES-Minho banner

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

 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




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



CLD search for editor for LD Forum

Council for Learning Disabilities

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is seeking applications for the position of editor of LD Forum, its official newsletter. The role of the editor involves preparing in a timely manner the newsletter content, which should:

  1. inform the membership about business of the international organization and state chapters, and
  2. offer brief articles related to the LD field. Applicants must be a member of CLD and maintain membership during the term as editor.

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Millersville University: Assistant Professor

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Millersville University welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor/Tenure Track position in Special Education beginning Fall 2014. The desired candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Special Education with emphasis in inclusionary practices for students with mild to severe disabilities from pre-K to eighth grade.  Continue reading ‘Millersville University: Assistant Professor’

Oregon Open Rank Reminder

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:

Apply by November 30, 2013 to be assured of consideration.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity affirmative-action institution, committed to racial, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Chair for JMU Ed Foundations and Exceptionalities

Department Head – Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities – 0405607

The College of Education at James Madison University invites applications for the position of Department Head for Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities (EFEX). The EFEX Department is committed to the preparation of educators and others who teach and serve individuals with exceptionalities and their families in a diverse society. The department supports other licensure programs within the college and across the teacher education unit by its educational foundations, exceptionalities and diversity course offerings. The department offers initial licensure programs in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Special Education birth- 5 and PreK-3rd grade); Special Education K-12 General Curriculum; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PK-12) and Early Childhood Special Education. Additionally, it supports students who want to acquire knowledge of exceptionalities with several minors and/or post baccalaureate programs including Gifted Education, Autism Certificate and M.Ed. programs in Exceptional Education and Equity and Cultural Diversity. The departmental programs support and are enhanced by a grant-funded project, the Career Development Academy, which meets the educational and career needs of immigrant English language learners. Continue reading ‘Chair for JMU Ed Foundations and Exceptionalities’

Special Education Faculty Position at Rutgers

Rutgers Graduate School of Education
Faculty Recruitment 2013-14:
Special Education – Tenure Track/Assistant Professor

The Graduate School of Education seeks an individual with a research focus in high incidence disabilities. Applicants should show evidence of a coherent and well-developed research program with an emphasis on quantitative or mixed methods research designs. Knowledge of inclusion practices and educational technology is desirable. Applicants are expected to have earned a doctoral degree in special education, educational psychology, or related field from a major research university. At least one year of K-12 teaching experience with students with disabilities is preferred.

Questions regarding this position should be emailed to Dr. Angela O’Donnell, Special Education Search Committee at

Apply at:
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Assistant Prof in Early Childhood Special Ed at JMU

Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education – Early Childhood
(position #0405633)

The College of Education at James Madison University announces a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Exceptional Education with focus on inclusive early childhood special education to be filled beginning August, 2014. Successful candidates will balance teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with faculty within the Exceptional Education Department as well as across the College of Education and the university.

Review of applications begins November 29, 2013, and will continue until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information on our programs, visit our website at
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Tenure Track Special Education Position at SUNY Fredonia

State University of New York at Fredonia

College of Education

Tenure Track Special Education Faculty Position

The State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications for a position in Special Education at the rank of Assistant of Professor, tenure track, beginning August 2014. This is a unique opportunity to join the long tradition of commitment to inclusiveness in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  We are seeking a creative and collaborative colleague who will engage in excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in special education in the context of a merged special and general education program.
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Child maltreatment position at Penn State

Hi everyone,

As I’ve just posted, we’ll also be hiring for a second position at Penn State this year. The successful candidate will specialize in research engaging school-based personnel (e.g., teachers, school psychologists, counselors, nurses) to screen, detect, and intervene effectively when confronted with signs of potential child maltreatment. We are particularly interested in hiring a colleague whose research focuses on the detection and reporting of maltreatment of children with or at risk for disabilities. This hire will be made as part of Penn State’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, which was recently established following the Sandusky tragedy. The Network is designed in part to bring leading scholars in the country to one institution to better understand, prevent, and treat child abuse and neglect. As such, the Network will provide immediate opportunities for interdisciplinary and translational collaborations for countering child maltreatment. Hires are also being made in other departments across the campus. I’ve included a link to the Network below. Please consider applying.

Best wishes,