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
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position
Children’s Learning Institute
UT Health: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston invites applications for an Institute of Education Sciences sponsored 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The CLI has several federal- and state-funded projects in language and literacy, with a particular emphasis on preparing young “at risk” children for school and on understanding and addressing learning difficulties in school-age children and adolescents. Postdoctoral training is available in either a preschool or school-age strand with opportunities to obtain expertise in research on English Language Learning.
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Michael Epstein is searching for individuals with earned doctoral degrees in special education, psychology, or social work (or related disciplines) who are interested in developing research skills in the area of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) by working on studies of programs and services for children and youths with EBD. Applications are open as of the date of this announcement and will be reviewed as they are submitted. Start dates begin August 2013 but are flexible. Download a PDF description of the post-docs for additional information.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is advertising a position at the level of assistant professor. The position is to focus on assessment, language and literacy, and learning disabilities in the special education concentration in the Department of Student Development in UMass’s School of Education. Contact Michelle Eddy at meddy [at] umass [dot] edu. Download a PDF announcement of the position.
American University (AU) in Washington (DC, U.S) is searching for an individual to fill an open rank position in special education in its School of Education, Teaching and Health. AU’s program, which focuses on Learning Disabilities, offers opportunities to collaborate with researchers in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Disability Studies, or the renowned Lab School. Closing date for applications is 5 October 2012. Download a PDF of AU’s position announcement.
U.Va.’s Curry School is seeking an individual who is interested in a capability-focused approach to attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorders to conduct research and teach in its clinical and school psychology programs. The position is advertised as available at the assistant, associate, or full professor level and also features emphases on positive youth development and technology. Due to a generous gift, during the at least the first two years, the successful candidate will be able to devote 75% of her or his time to research and have a substantial lab fund to support that effort. This looks like a really good opportunity for a faculty member with a strengths-based research agenda in ADHD.
In November the US Government Accounting Office (GAO) released a report entitled “Improved Federal Enforcement Needed to Better Protect Students’ Rights to Testing Accommodations” of a study it performed at the behest of representatives to the US Congress. Based on interviews with individuals with disabilities, educators, advocates, commercial testing companies, and others, the report provides brief insight into testing accommodations at the secondary and post-secondary level and recommendations for government action based on its findings. Interested readers may download a one-page summary of the report from the GAO office.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA GREENSBORO
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
The Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces the availability of an open-rank, tenure-track position in Special Education in the area of high incidence disabilities. Strong applicants will have a well-established record of research, a history of securing external funding and excellence in graduate level teaching and advising or strong potential for success in these areas.
Qualifications: Applicants should: (1) have a doctorate in special education with an emphasis in high incidence disabilities; (2) have a strong record of research and grant-writing (or show strong potential) with preference for expertise in literacy; (3) have at least three years of teaching experience with students with disabilities in K-12 environments; Continue reading ‘Open Rank Special Education Faculty Position UNCG’
The Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota seeks a new faculty member to contribute to the research, teaching, and service in the area of Special Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). The College of Education and Human Development includes departments with strong programs in education, child psychology, family social science, social work, and others. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to participate in and provide leadership to the development of graduate studies and professional development in the area of early intervention, with broad interdisciplinary attention across psychosocial, neurobiological, behavioral, educational, and public policy related issues regarding growth and development. This is a full-time, tenure-track position in a highly regarded college of a major urban research university with a start date of August 27, 2012.
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