We are performing an open rank tenure track search for a special education (high incidence-literacy) faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, beginning in September 2013. The official job ad can be downloaded from our GSE website at: http://gse.rutgers.edu/employment-opportunities
The Graduate School of Education seeks an individual with a research focus in literacy (reading, writing, and/or academic strategy instruction) for students with high incidence disabilities. Applicants should show evidence of a coherent and well-developed research program with an emphasis on quantitative 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. Applicants must have at least three years of K-12 teaching experience with students with disabilities.
Candidates at the assistant professor level must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field at the time of employment, high scholarly potential, and potential for obtaining external research funding; candidates at the associate professor level must have a strong record of programmatic research and scholarly productivity with a history of obtaining external funding; and candidates at the full professor level must be a nationally recognized leader in their area with an extensive publication history and a strong record of securing external funding. In addition, candidates at associate and full professor levels are also expected to have a commitment to actively participate in faculty governance.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Our School and University are especially interested in applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions.
Responsibilities include: teaching and academic advising of both undergraduate and graduate students; chairing Ed.D. and/or Ph.D. dissertations; an active program of research and contributing to the effective operation of the profession, the School, and the University. Pursuit of external funding for one’s research program is also expected.
Please submit the following materials as separate attachments in either MS Word format or preferably as PDF documents no later than November 16th, 2012: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and research statement; (4) at least one, but not more than three, published or unpublished papers; and (5) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as
references. Request for confidentiality will be honored subject to university regulations governing hiring.
Questions regarding this position should be emailed to Dr. Matthew Mayer, Special Education Search Committee at email@example.com.
Review of applications will start on November 16th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Subject to the availability of funding, the position begins September 2013.
Rutgers University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and a NSF ADVANCE Institution.
Apply at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rutgers GSE is a great place to work, with a wonderful group of colleagues in the Department of Educational Psychology. This department is fortunate to have a truly friendly and supportive group of professors who get along well and help each other out. The school administration is very supportive of faculty and there is active faculty participation in school governance. We also have an exciting new initiative underway, with the formation of a Center for Interdisciplinary Disability Studies at Rutgers, an effort that involves about 70 researchers and associated professionals at Rutgers (including the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), representing approximately 20 disciplines that address disability issues. And a person who comes to work in the GSE will discover the wonderful benefits of being in a small- to mid-sized school of education.
Rutgers is strategically located, with easy train access to Manhattan and nearby areas, and a train station on the edge of campus (a 5-minute walk from the GSE building). New Brunswick offers local cultural opportunities, including several performing arts venues. And of course, some of the most diverse and extensive performing arts are at your beck and call in New York, with Philadelphia not too far away. This can be an especially advantageous location to work for those with east coast family/friend connections. New Jersey has a varied geography, with wonderful highlands and hiking in the west and north, and ocean beaches (the shore) in the east. And I don’t want to forget to mention that New Jersey is called the Garden State for a good reason. There are extensive areas of farmland with exceptional produce not too far from our main Rutgers campus. It’s a great place all around.
We have some exciting plans, building for the future of the special education program and hope that the right person can be part of that future.