The University of Kansas, Department of Special Education is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in the area of low incidence/significant intellectual disabilities beginning August 18, 2013. The applicant will be joining national leaders in research and teacher education that results in and community outcomes for children, youth, and adults with significant disabilities (low-incidence/intellectual disabilities). We invite applications from qualified individuals who are committed to advancing research and practice fostering inclusive experiences.
• Earned doctorate in Special Education or related field from an accredited institution;
• Specialization in low-incidence/significant intellectual disabilities with demonstrated conceptual, methodological, and applied knowledge and skills including:
- inclusive educational interventions for elementary and/or secondary students with significant intellectual disabilities,
- educational supports including modification, accommodation, and universal design for learning to enhance curriculum and instruction in general educational classes,
- collaboration with general education faculty to ensure access to general education curriculum for students with low incidence/significant intellectual disabilities,
- specialized expertise related to supporting students with low incidence/significant intellectual disabilities (e.g., health and medical, communication, social relationships, mobility, etc.)
• Evidence of successful P-12 classroom teaching experience with students with low incidence/significant intellectual disabilities, including a minimum of three years of experience teaching students with disabilities;
• Evidence of successful undergraduate or graduate-level teaching experience focused on students with low incidence/significant intellectual disabilities, including three years in a special education faculty position;
• Evidence of an active program of scholarship and research that includes recent publications and grant funding in the area of low incidence/significant intellectual disabilities; and
• Evidence of successful work with families, schools, departments of education, and/or others groups serving individuals with low incidence/significant disabilities.
Evidence of conceptual, methodological, and applied knowledge and skills in one or more of the following secondary areas of expertise:
• Academic intervention and instructional design for students with low incidence/significant intellectual disabilities (e.g., design, development, and delivery of literacy instruction);
• Instructional technology to support students with low incidence/significant disabilities in inclusive settings;
• Behavioral interventions and social support systems for students with low incidence/significant intellectual and behavioral disabilities (e.g., design, development, and delivery of individual, small-group, and school-wide interventions);
• Instructional technology use in the development and delivery of personnel preparation, mentoring and induction support, and/or ongoing professional development;
• Special education services for under-served and/or over-represented students with disabilities and their families (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, English Language Learners, low-income families); and
• Teacher preparation in multicultural, rural, and/or urban communities.
Salary/FTE/FLSA/Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, regular, nine-month tenure-track appointment beginning in August, 2013. Summer appointments may also be available. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Application Screening: Application review will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
APPLICATION: Electronically submit the following information to: https:// jobs.ku.edu (Apply for position#00004725)
• A letter of application that identifies professional interests generally and specific interests and background relevant to this position.
• A curriculum vita,
• A complete set of official doctoral program transcripts,
• Three samples of published scholarly work,
• Evidence of successful graduate-level teaching, and
• Three Letters of references. (Send letters of references to: University of Kansas, Special Education Department, Attn: Donna Goodwin, 1122 West Campus Rd, JRP, Room 521, Lawrence, KS. 66045-3101)
For additional information about the Professor position, please contact: Search Committee Chair Dr. Mary Morningstar at email@example.com
Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/
The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.