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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Carrie Anna Courtad
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Special Education
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790
Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.