The University of Arizona announces funding for doctoral students who want to become professors in special education

• Fellowships include:
o Full tuition
o An annual stipend of $30,000
o Funds for professional travel

• Our goal is to produce faculty skilled in evidence-based practice in their specialty area. Possible specializations include:
o Learning disabilities
o Bilingual/multicultural special education
o Deafness/hard of hearing
o Visual impairment and blindness
o Emotional and behavioral disorders
o Severe and multiple disabilities
o Positive behavioral support

• Doctoral students receive exceptional training through an apprenticeship model, engaging in the same activities that will be required when they become faculty

• A unique feature is a one-semester externship at another university with a leading scholar in the student’s specialization

• UA graduates are now faculty at universities and colleges across the country

•Learn more about the program and our application process at http://spedprof.arizona.edu

The University of Arizona announces funding for doctoral students who want to become professors in special education

The University of Arizona announces funding for doctoral students who want to become professors in special education.

• Fellowships include:
o Full tuition
o An annual stipend of $30,000
o Funds for professional travel

• Our goal is to produce faculty skilled in evidence-based practice in their specialty area. Possible specializations include:
o Learning disabilities
o Bilingual/multicultural special education
o Deafness/hard of hearing
o Visual impairment and blindness
o Emotional and behavioral disorders
o Severe and multiple disabilities
o Positive behavioral support

• Doctoral students receive exceptional training through an apprenticeship model, engaging in the same activities that will be required when they become faculty

• A unique feature is a one-semester externship at another university with a leading scholar in the student’s specialization

• UA graduates are now faculty at universities and colleges across the country

•Learn more about the program and our application process at http://spedprof.arizona.edu

Arizona on-line MA in special ed

The University of Arizona announces a new, fully online MA in special education (General Studies). This 36-unit program includes courses on behavioral support, cultural and linguistic diversity, language development, special services, foundations, and research methods. Specialization areas include learning disabilities, sensory impairments, challenging behaviors, autism spectrum disorder, or gifted students. Courses can be taken from anywhere in the country or anywhere in the world.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2011 semester. The program does not lead to teacher certification.

More information can be found at Arizona’s Online Master’s Degree in Special Education

Department Head: University of Arizona

Professor and Department Head
Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology
College of Education
University of Arizona

The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology (SERSP) announces an opportunity to join our Faculty and lead our Department, which includes programs in rehabilitation, school psychology, and special education that reflect a common focus on disability. Faculty have made significant contributions to scholarship in such areas as American Sign Language; deaf studies; deaf/hard of hearing; bilingual multicultural special education; blind/visual impairment; educational interpreting; gifted; learning disabilities; behavior analysis; severe/multiple disabilities; assessment of cognitive abilities and psycho-educational assessment; psychosocial aspects of disability; behavioral disorders in youth; classroom management; child and adolescent psychotherapy; developmental neuropsychology; neuropsychological correlates of learning disabilities; rehabilitation education; rehabilitation counseling; psychiatric and international rehabilitation; and disability and aging.

We attract linguistically, geographically, and ethnically diverse and highly qualified students to our undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral programs. Our location in the southwestern United States, only 60 miles from Mexico and near several Native American communities, and our long history of involvement with area schools and populations provide diverse and rich settings in which to conduct field-based research. Visit our website at http://coe.arizona.edu/pages/dep_sersp/index.php for more information.

Position Summary:

The Department of SERSP in the College of Education at the University of Arizona is seeking a tenured senior-level faculty member to serve as Department Head. The department offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral levels to a diverse body of 100 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. The department consists of 17 full-time faculty, 26 adjunct faculty, and 13 staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise and manage the department’s administrative operations as well as provide leadership and open communication. Work collaboratively to maintain partnerships with area and state educators and to make programs responsive to community, state and national needs.

Qualifications:

• A doctoral degree and expertise in special education, rehabilitation, or school psychology
• Strong record of teaching and scholarship (including a record of funded research and publications) sufficient for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor.
• Administrative experience in higher education (e.g. supervising budget, fund raising for departmental initiatives, supporting grant applications and oversight)
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience in diverse and multicultural communities

Application Process:

Please complete the electronic application form and attach a letter of interest, and your curriculum vitae on-line at http://www.hr.arizona.edu (search job #38351).

Candidates for the position should also submit a statement of research and teaching interests, two representative publications/papers, and three names and contact information of professional references to:

Department Head Search Committee Chair
Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology
College of Education
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

The position will be available August, 2008. Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 15, 2007 and continuing until the position is filled.

For further inquiries call 520-621-7822. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer. Women and minorities are strongly urged to apply.