Teacher Education-Early Childhood and Special Education
Tenure-Track Faculty Position
To begin fall 2016
Keene State College invites applications for a tenure-track academic year faculty position, with a focus on Early Childhood Education (birth to age 8) and Special Education, to collaborate with a dynamic team of teacher-scholars in the preparation of socially responsible early childhood and special education teachers. Position focuses on working with colleagues to support pre-service teachers to demonstrate developmentally appropriate teaching, promote inclusionary and anti-bias approaches to learning, and meet national standards as defined by NAEYC and CEC. A twelve-credit teaching load per semester is expected, and will include teaching and supervision in the undergraduate Early Childhood program and in the graduate Special Education program. An earned doctorate is required for the rank of Assistant Professor. A candidate who has not yet received the degree will be hired at the instructor rank.
Download a PDF of the full announcement or view a complete expanded position description, responsibilities, qualifications and application via the link at http://www.keene.edu/hr/vacancies.cfm.
Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.
The OU Department of Educational Psychology invites associate or full professors of special education to apply to become Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology. The department chair position is a 12-month administrative appointment. The individual who becomes the next department chair will be appointed for a four-year term that, with the advice and consent of the department faculty, can be renewed for a second term.
To apply, all materials must be uploaded to the following website https://jobs.ou.edu (look for Norman Campus Jobs, Requisition #23577).
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled
To obtain answers to specific questions email Search Chair and Special Education Program Coordinator Dr. Kendra Williams-Diehm at klwd [at] ou.edu.
Special Education – Assistant Professor
The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Learning Disabilities. The appointment will be in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education.
The College of Education at Michigan State is widely recognized as a leading intellectual center for educational and health research and teacher education. The College is interdisciplinary and research-oriented; with strong support for scholarship and many opportunities for collaboration. Seven of its programs are ranked among the top ten nationally. The College’s interdisciplinary language and literacy doctoral specialization offers unique opportunities for students and faculty. Our Special Education program includes undergraduate, a fully online master’s, and doctoral degree granting programs, as well as graduate certificate programs in learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and applied behavior analysis. A successful faculty member will maintain an active research program, develop national visibility, seek external funding to support her/his research program, mentor and advise graduate students, and participate in local, state, and national service activities.
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Special Education – Assistant Professor
Autism Spectrum Disorders
The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis. The position will be in the Special Education Program within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education.
The College of Education at Michigan State is widely recognized as a leading intellectual center for educational and health research and teacher education. The College is interdisciplinary and research-oriented; with strong support for research and many opportunities for collaboration. Seven of its programs are ranked among the top ten nationally. Our Special Education program includes undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree granting programs, as well as graduate certificate programs in autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis, and learning disabilities. Our doctoral program permits students to pursue cognates in any number of related areas of study. The college and its faculty members are heavily involved in the campus-wide Institute for Research on Autism, Intellectual, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (see http://autism.research.msu.edu).
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The Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University is hiring to fill three positions to begin September 2016:
- Associate Professor of SPED in Transition/DD
- Assistant Professor of SPED in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
- Open Rank Clinical Professor of SPED
Full details are available here: http://epsy.tamu.edu/about/employment-opportunities
Assistant Professor of Special Education (Behavior Disorders) at Iowa State University
The School of Education (SOE), College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in the area of Special Education to begin in August 2016. The School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will collaborate with special education and other SOE colleagues in developing rich and rigorous special education learning experiences and contribute expertise in behavior disorders. Building on these strengths, the School is committed to increasing its academic excellence, external funding, and diversity of faculty and students.
For the full position announcement, please visit our Web site. Once on the site, search by Vacancy ID #500141. To ensure consideration, submit application by 1 October 2015.
For additional information, you may also contact Search Co-Chair, Dr. Anne Foegen at afoegen [at] iastate.edu.
The Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children is fortunate to have Dr. Ann Turnbull and Dr. Mitchell Yell accept our invitation as the Keynote Speakers for the 2015 TED Conference. It is an honor to have such accomplished speakers provide insight into issues particularly relevant to our organization. They have graciously agreed to share their knowledge before the conference in an online discussion group. Participants will benefit from opportunities to exchange ideas, connect with colleagues, and broaden their knowledge on specialized topics that are the area of expertise of these two distinguished researchers. Please click here to learn more about this enhanced interaction with Dr. Ann Turnbull and Dr. Mitchel Yell before the conference. You can view the webpage at this address, however, we need the participants to use the following links to register so please do not put it in your announcements.
To register for the live online discussion group with Dr. Ann Turnbull, please go to this site for registration .
To register for the live online discussion group with Dr. Mitchell Yell, please go to this site for registration.
- Unique access to conference
- To enhance the conference experience by providing an extended and enhanced/enriched interaction with Keynote Speakers
- Interaction with leading and seminal researchers in the field focused around key articles and video presentations from the Keynote Speakers
- Synchronous (scheduled virtual online discussion) and asynchronous (e.g. blog, video/Zaption) opportunities for interaction
- Aligns with mission and vision of TED, including promotion of research-based practices, provision of professional development, and outreach for member engagement
- Participants become familiar with the contributions of the Keynote Speaker(s) in special education teacher education
- Participants will interact with peers and leaders in the field of special education teacher preparation.
- Participants will have an opportunity to enhance the TED-CEC conference experience
James Madison University has an opening for a one-year appointment starting fall 2015 for someone with a BCBA.
Please see the link below for more information.
Contact Dr. Keri Bethune with questions.
Folks at the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching & Learning (CTL) are hoping to fill the second year of an IES post-doc with a hard-working, recent Ph.D. graduate interested in academic interventions and assessment. This is a one-year appointment. Although the start date is 1 September 2015, it’s possible that date is flexible (e.g., the postdoc could start later in 2015 and be funded later into 2016). More information about CTL and our projects can be found here: http://ctl.uoregon.edu/. Download a PDF describing the position.
The Technology and Media (TAM) Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) seeks applicants for the position of Editor or a Co-Editor Team, of the Journal of Special Education Technology (JSET), for a term offive years that will begin in January 2016.
JSET is a peer-reviewed, refereed professional journal, published four times a year by SAGE Publications. The journal presents up-to-date information and opinions about issues, research, policy, and practice related to the use of technology in the field of special education. JSET supports the publication of research and development activities, provides technological information and resources, and presents important information and discussion concerning issues in the field of special education technology to scholars, teacher educators, and practitioners.
If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Cindy Okolo at Okolo@msu.edu for a full position description.
In remembrance of Lynne Cooke, who passed away 7 July 2015, and Fred Weintraub, who passed away 2 May 2014:
Two Advocates for Students with Disabilities and Those Who Taught Them, Administered Special Education Programs, and Championed Their Rights.
The transition from high school to work, post-secondary education, and other alternatives is a challenge, especially for students with disabilities. In “Diplomas Count 2015: Report and Graduation Rates—Next Steps: Life After Special Education“, Education Week writers present their 10th analysis of how high-school graduates make that transition. Here’s how Christina Samuels, one of the contributors, described the work:
Each year, hundreds of thousands of students in special education graduate from their high schools.
And then what happens?
In the 10th annual edition of its Diplomas Count report, Education Week tries to answer that question.
The report is a blend of journalism and reseach: the Education Week Research Center delved into federal data to offer an important snapshot of where students with disabilities end up after they leave high school. My journalist colleagues and I give life to those numbers by talking to students as they make important future decisions about college and about work.
For example: Do students with disabilities tell their colleges about their special needs, or do they try to go without any of the supports they may have used in high school? (The answer: most of them do not disclose.) For students who are headed directly to the workplace, have they been taught how to advocate for themselves? (The answer: it’s hit-or-miss.)
The University of Missouri’s Quality Elementary Science Teaching (QuEST) program is searching for a postdoctoral scholar. The person filling the position would work on designing, delivering, and studying a practicum-based professional development model for K6 teachers in science teaching. The position, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, would begin 1 July 2015.
For a full description and detailed contact information, download the accompanying PDF.
Over on LD Blog I’ve posted an obituary for Janet Lerner. She was a skilled, informed, and tireless advocate for children and young adults with disabilities and a gracious and kind member of our community.
Frances Partridge Connor, an influential figure across many aspects of special education, passed away 28 March 2015 in Boca Raton, FL. She was the Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus of Education at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York (NY, US).
For many decades, Professor Connor affected the practice and policy of special education. She not only chaired the special education program at Teachers College, but also served as president of the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). In addition, she advised local, state, federal, and international government agencies about educational policies related to children and youths with disabilties. She was also a member of multiple research teams focused on improving the tools of teachers and methods for advancing outcomes for children with disabilties.
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