Penn State position

Hi everyone,

As a reminder,

We’re looking for a new faculty colleague at Penn State who is knowledgeable about evaluating educational interventions for children with or at risk for high-incidence disabilities using experimental or quasi-experimental methodologies. A draft position description is now posted below and under the “positions in higher ed” category. There are many opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations with renowned faculty in education, psychology, sociology, and related fields across Penn State. The Social Science Research Institute, which is co-funding the position, is absolutely first rate in its support of cross-college collaborations, and has dedicated resources for initial support of promising educational research activities. The campus is idyllic, and the quality of life is high. Please consider applying!

Best wishes,

Paul

Director for Juniper Gardens Children’s Project

Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, one of the most successful efforts to build collaboration between local community and scientific research teams in educational history, requests nominees for its third director in its 50-year history. The position will carry a joint appointment with the University of Kansas  Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and Applied Behavioral Science.

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) has a rich history for outstanding contributions to the scientific literature. Currently 11 Ph.D.-level researchers are examining a diverse array of questions associated with improving outcomes for children. Research teams focus on ways to (a) improve learning and development in young children; (b) promote social, behavioral and academic school success; (c) develop advanced measurement systems to inform and improve practice; (d) advance autism research to improve practice and outcomes; and (e) build capacity to implement evidence-based practices.

As developed in detail at the KU employment site, the position will have specific duties and offer unique opportunities. Qualified applicants should apply online: http://employment.ku.edu/academic/7231BR.

UNCG SOE – Associate Dean of Research

In UNCG’s SOE, we have a position open as Associate Dean of Research. If you are an individual with administrative aspirations who champions research, innovation, community engagement, and social justice this might be a good fit for you. Please see below for more information, or go to https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/ (Position #001362). And, please distribute in your professional networks. Many thanks, Marcie
The School of Education (SOE) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of Research. The successful applicant will join a diverse, active research community to: (a) provide leadership and organizational support for the Office of Research, (b) facilitate support for all forms of scholarly work in the SOE, (c) plan, manage, and grow external funding to support scholarly work, and (d) recognize and strategically disseminate scholarly work conducted in the SOE. This individual will advance research collaborations and engagement within the SOE, across the university, and with local, state, national, and international organizations, nurturing environments that promote research at the interface of different disciplines. The Associate Dean of Research will identify new research opportunities that have potential for significant growth, liaise with Departments within and outside of the SOE on associated grant and contract submissions, and prepare the SOE faculty case for University investment in additional resources required to grow the School’s research capacity and increase its reach and impact. We seek an entrepreneurial individual who has the vision and expertise to maximize opportunities for innovative research and can strengthen the SOE’s research support infrastructure to ensure that effective and efficient administrative procedures and policies related to research are established and maintained. This individual will have the opportunity to maintain her or his own research program while also serving as a research mentor to faculty members who seek guidance.
Qualifications
An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines in the SOE or a related field; Demonstrated record of scholarship that merits a tenured faculty appointment as an associate or full professor in one SOE Department; A commitment to social justice and serving diverse communities; Demonstrated systems thinker and problem solver with excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills; Evidence of an established record of grant-funding and successful research mentorship; Demonstrated experience with budget management and supervising professional staff; Values multiple types of research paradigms, varied methodologies, and community-engaged scholarship.
Preferred Qualifications
Successful experience in an academic administrative position; experience designing and leading interdisciplinary research initiatives, building research management policy, and infrastructure; Established record of successfully growing a research and/or organizational unit; Knowledge of a wide-range of funding opportunities, including evidence of securing federally-funded projects and connecting with foundations and other external entities.
Context
The University is located in Greensboro, a city of over 282,000 in a metropolitan area of 1.6 million people. The University has the most diverse student population in the UNC system, with more than 19,000 full-time students, including 3,000 graduate students. UNCG is Carnegie-designated as an R2 Doctoral University with higher research activity. The School of Education currently has 39 active awards totaling $3.4 million, with an average award total of $3.2 million per year over the past three years. Proposal submission activity has averaged 37 proposals per year over the past three years.
Additional information and requirements for applicant submissions can be found at :
 https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/ Position #001362
Review of completed applications will begin February 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Heidi Carlone, Search Committee Chair, hbcarlon@uncg.edu
(EEO/AA)

Asst Prof in Teacher Evaluation and Special Education at University of New Mexico–search cancelled

This search was cancelled due to budget cuts as of 6 October 2016.

The Department of Special Education in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico is soliciting applications for an assistant professorship that will begin in August of 2017. The position will focus on teacher evaluation and accountability, including preparation of educators to work with students with high-incidence disabilities. Read on or download the complete accompanying PDF for a complete version of the announcement.
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Vanderbilt Math or Reading Disabilities Position 2017

Vanderbilt University’s Department of Special Education Seeks Applicants for a Position in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure line position in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis. Although the position is open rank, we strongly encourage applications at the assistant and associate levels. The duties of the position are to: (1) develop and/or maintain a nationally recognized program of research on behavior analytic interventions for individuals with or at risk for disabilities, (2) seek external funds to support this program of research, (3) teach courses as part of a BACB-approved sequence to students from a variety of program areas (e.g., low incidence disabilities, high incidence disabilities, early childhood), (4) contribute to the ongoing development of the ABA program, (5) collaborate with faculty across program areas, (6) advise students in the ABA program, (7) partner with local districts and agencies that serve individuals with or at risk for disabilities, and (8) engage in service to the university and field. Affiliation with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development is possible (http://kc.vanderbilt.edu). 

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Special Education or a related field with national certification as a doctoral level behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Expertise and experience in applied behavior analysis, as well as preparing practitioners in behavior-analytic assessments and interventions are necessary.

Candidates should submit an application letter describing their qualifications and how their accomplishments address the expectations noted above. They should forward 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 November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Mary Louise Hemmeter, Search Chair (ml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu).  Employment will also require a background clearance check.

Application materials should be submitted to: ABA Search, Department of Special Education, PMB 228 Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203 (or electronically to ABAsearch@vanderbilt.edu).

Vanderbilt University has a student body of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Twenty-three percent of our students are from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds. In addition, there are over 1000 international students from 84 countries. Vanderbilt values individuals who can share different points of view; strives to create an atmosphere where faculty of diverse races and ethnicities receive support from other faculty; and aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of all underrepresented groups. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Vanderbilt ABA position 2017

Vanderbilt University’s Department of Special Education Seeks Applicants for a Position in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure line position in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis. Although the position is open rank, we strongly encourage applications at the assistant and associate levels. The duties of the position are to: (1) develop and/or maintain a nationally recognized program of research on behavior analytic interventions for individuals with or at risk for disabilities, (2) seek external funds to support this program of research, (3) teach courses as part of a BACB-approved sequence to students from a variety of program areas (e.g., low incidence disabilities, high incidence disabilities, early childhood), (4) contribute to the ongoing development of the ABA program, (5) collaborate with faculty across program areas, (6) advise students in the ABA program, (7) partner with local districts and agencies that serve individuals with or at risk for disabilities, and (8) engage in service to the university and field. Affiliation with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development is possible (http://kc.vanderbilt.edu). 

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Special Education or a related field with national certification as a doctoral level behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Expertise and experience in applied behavior analysis, as well as preparing practitioners in behavior-analytic assessments and interventions are necessary.

Candidates should submit an application letter describing their qualifications and how their accomplishments address the expectations noted above. They should forward 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 November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Mary Louise Hemmeter, Search Chair (ml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu).  Employment will also require a background clearance check.

Application materials should be submitted to: ABA Search, Department of Special Education, PMB 228 Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203 (or electronically to ABAsearch@vanderbilt.edu).

Vanderbilt University has a student body of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Twenty-three percent of our students are from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds. In addition, there are over 1000 international students from 84 countries. Vanderbilt values individuals who can share different points of view; strives to create an atmosphere where faculty of diverse races and ethnicities receive support from other faculty; and aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of all underrepresented groups. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

U.Va. faculty positions for 2017

The Curry School of Education, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at the University of Virginia is seeking applications for multiple tenure-track and tenured positions in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education in the area of Special Education. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. Areas of interest include: assessment, applied behavior analysis, response to intervention, instructional strategies in academic domains or behavior management. Faculty member(s) collaborate with program and department faculty developing and implementing teacher preparation programs and designing and delivering doctoral preparation. Other duties include mentoring doctoral students’ research and dissertation activities; advising undergraduate and graduate students on courses of study; and supervising graduate students’ practica and related learning activities. Incumbents are expected to design and conduct rigorous research, working with interdisciplinary faculty across the school and the University, and to be successful in seeking extramural research funding. Finally, faculty partner with local, state, national, and international organizations to formulate and secure appropriate policies and services for individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as service providers.

A Ph.D. in special education or a related field is required by the start-date of the appointment. Knowledge of experimental research methods (group contrast or single-subject or both) is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. Experience working with children with autism or high-incidence disabilities including learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, or mild to moderate intellectual disabilities is preferred. Experience working with schools and school districts developing and implementing academic or behavioral programs is also preferred. At least three years of classroom experience teaching special education at the K-12 level is preferred, as is an outstanding teaching record at the post-secondary level. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in working at the primary and elementary (K-8) levels and who are eligible for licensure as a teacher in Virginia or another state.

For a tenure-track appointment, potential to obtain extramural funding for experimental or other causal-inference research in the areas of interest outlined above, including an already establish publication record is required.

For appointment as Associate or Full Professor without term the applicant must have an established national reputation, a documented line of research related to the areas of interest outlined above and a track record of existing and sustained extramural funding.

To apply visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0619519. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and contact information for three references.

Applicant review begins on October 17, 2016, and the search remains open to applicants until filled.
For information about the positions, please contact Bill Therrien, Professor and search chair at wjt2c@virginia.edu

For information about the application process, please contact Adam Pearson at jap8cc@virginia.edu.
The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

U.Va. autism position

The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education will hire a senior scholar with expertise in autism. The position, to be filled at the rank of associate professor or professor, will affiliate either with the faculty in special education (Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education) or clinical and school psychology (Human Services). However, the person filling it will also collaborate with other individuals throughout the University of Virginia (e.g., pediatrics, psychology) who are part of a university-wide initiative on autism and autism spectrum disorders.

Screening of applications begins 1 March 2015. The position is open until filled. For the official documents go to http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0617962. Please download and review the accompanying announcement for more detail.

Boston College Lynch School of Education Dean Search

Pros,

We are searching to fill our newly endowed dean position.  BC is a great place.  We have an active research faculty and one of our hallmarks is a shared commitment to social justice.  We have 60 full time faculty and several research centers, and collectively we brought in just over $19 million in funded research last year.  We have both undergraduate and graduate programs.

For a full description of the position as well as one of Boston College and the Lynch School of Education visit  http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S5-573

-David

SUNY New Paltz position for a generalist in special education

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Posting Date: October 21, 2015

Duties: The Department of Educational Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a faculty position in Special Education to begin Fall 2016. This is a full-time, tenure track position for a generalist in Special Education, preferably with expertise in assessment methods and instructional methods in the areas of math, science and/or technology.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Participate in program development, review, and revision;
  • Engage in research and other scholarly activities;
  • Supervise field experiences;
  • Pursue external grants; and
  • Provide service to the school, university, and community, including advising students.

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SUNY New Paltz position with emphasis on ASD

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Posting Date: October 21, 2015

Duties: The Department of Educational Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a faculty position in Special Education to begin Fall 2016. This is full-time tenure track position in Special Education that requires specialization in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Special Education practices (e.g., inclusive education, methodology, behavior management), supervise field experiences, and engage in research and other scholarly activities. In addition, the successful candidates will be expected to advise students and provide service to the school, university and community, which would include contributing to the development of college-wide interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate program development activities in the area of ASD.

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SUNY New Paltz position with emphasis on adolescence

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Posting Date: October 21, 2015

Duties: The Department of Educational Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a faculty position in Special Education to begin Fall 2016. This is a full-time tenure track position requiring specialization in the area of adolescent special education, preferably with expertise in behavior management and instructional methods.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in adolescent special education, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Participate in program development, review, and revision;
  • Engage in research and other scholarly activities;
  • Supervise field experiences;
  • Pursue external grants; and
  • Provide service to the school, university, and community, including advising students.

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Named professorship at West Virginia University

West Virginia University (WVU) announced a search beginning August 2016 for a position at the associate or full professor rank in special education that includes appointment as the Derrick Professor of Special Education. As the accompanying PDF shows in detail, the position has many benefits. WVU is seeking a well-qulified individual to assume the responsibilities. Review of applications begins 4 January 2016; the position is open until it is filled. Interested individuals should contact Barbara Ludlow (Barbara.Ludlow@mail.wvu.edu).

Hopkins Clinical Position for ECSE

Johns Hopkins University School of Education invites applications for a clinical Assistant Professor position with expertise in Early Childhood Special Education. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, advising master’s and doctoral students, engaging in scholarly activity, participating in school and university committees, developing and coordinating partnerships with area school systems, and seeking external funding for creative initiatives.

To see the full description of the position, please download the accompanying announcement.

Applications will be accepted immediately. Review of applications will begin 1 February 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application and a current curriculum vita to the Special Education Search Committee c/o Connie Kinsley at ckinsley@jhu.edu. The position will remain open until a selection is made.