The Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-line position in the area of severe disabilities. The position is open rank, and we strongly encourage applications from senior faculty as well as those at the advanced assistant and associate professor levels. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research (supported or potentially supported by external funding); teaching courses in the severe disabilities program; contributing to the refinement of our undergraduate and graduate programs; advising students; collaborating with local districts and agencies serving culturally and economically diverse students; and engaging in service to the university and profession. Affiliation is also possible with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development (http://kc.vanderbilt.edu).
The successful candidate should hold a doctorate in special education or related field with an emphasis in intellectual disability, autism, or severe disabilities. An established record of publication and strong potential for research funding is essential. The candidate’s research should focus on issues of intervention with elementary- and/or secondary-aged students with severe disabilities. Requirements include expertise in applied behavior analysis and experience preparing practitioners in evidence-based educational practices. Prior experience working with diverse students, families, and schools is highly valued.
Peabody College, ranked first for the last three years among schools of education nationwide, provides strong faculty support (e.g., competitive salaries, generous start-up funds, post-grant award management, tuition benefits). The Department of Special Education—consistently ranked first among special education programs in the country—includes a highly collaborative faculty committed to excellence in research, teaching, and leadership training.
Candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, and contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested. Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Erik Carter, Search Committee Chair, at erik.carter _at_ vanderbilt [dot] edu or (615) 875-3398.
Application materials should be submitted to: Severe Disabilities Faculty Search, Department of Special Education, PMB 228 Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203 (or email@example.com).
Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.