Michigan State seeks assistant prof specializing in ASD and ABA

Special Education – Assistant Professor
Autism Spectrum Disorders

The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis. The position will be in the Special Education Program within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education.

The College of Education at Michigan State is widely recognized as a leading intellectual center for educational and health research and teacher education. The College is interdisciplinary and research-oriented; with strong support for research and many opportunities for collaboration. Seven of its programs are ranked among the top ten nationally. Our Special Education program includes undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree granting programs, as well as graduate certificate programs in autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis, and learning disabilities. Our doctoral program permits students to pursue cognates in any number of related areas of study. The college and its faculty members are heavily involved in the campus-wide Institute for Research on Autism, Intellectual, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (see http://autism.research.msu.edu).
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Oregon Post-doc in academic interventions and assessment

Folks at the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching & Learning (CTL) are hoping to fill the second year of an IES post-doc with a hard-working, recent Ph.D. graduate interested in academic interventions and assessment. This is a one-year appointment. Although the start date is 1 September 2015, it’s possible that date is flexible (e.g., the postdoc could start later in 2015 and be funded later into 2016). More information about CTL and our projects can be found here: http://ctl.uoregon.edu/. Download a PDF describing the position.

How do students fare after HS?

The transition from high school to work, post-secondary education, and other alternatives is a challenge, especially for students with disabilities. In “Diplomas Count 2015: Report and Graduation Rates—Next Steps: Life After Special Education“, Education Week writers present their 10th analysis of how high-school graduates make that transition. Here’s how Christina Samuels, one of the contributors, described the work:

Each year, hundreds of thousands of students in special education graduate from their high schools.

And then what happens?

In the 10th annual edition of its Diplomas Count report, Education Week tries to answer that question.

The report is a blend of journalism and reseach: the Education Week Research Center delved into federal data to offer an important snapshot of where students with disabilities end up after they leave high school. My journalist colleagues and I give life to those numbers by talking to students as they make important future decisions about college and about work.

For example: Do students with disabilities tell their colleges about their special needs, or do they try to go without any of the supports they may have used in high school? (The answer: most of them do not disclose.) For students who are headed directly to the workplace, have they been taught how to advocate for themselves? (The answer: it’s hit-or-miss.)

Recommended reading.

Suspension data by U.S. state

Over on On Special Education, Christina Samuels reported that a group that is part of the Civil Rights Project of the University of California, Los Angeles, has indicated that 37% of secondary students with disabilities in Florida had been suspended from school, the highest rate in the US and more than double the average for the country.

Eighteen percent of secondary students with a disability served an out-of-school suspension in 2011-12, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Education, but behind that number are enormous variations in suspension rates at the district and state level.

A civil rights advocacy group’s analysis of the data released Monday shows that Florida, at 37 percent, leads all other states in suspending students with disabilities at the secondary level. Florida also led the nation that year in suspensions overall, both at the elementary and secondary level, at 5 percent and 19 percent, respectively, said the Center for Civil Rights Remedies.

Read Ms. Samuels’s full post at “States’ Suspension Rates Vary Widely for Students With Disabilities, Group Says.”

Tenure-line Position in Special Education at Kent State University

The School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences (LDES) in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services (EHHS) at Kent State University announces a tenure-line at the Assistant or Associate rank in Special Education, beginning in August 2015. We are seeking qualified applicants with a research focus in the area of high-incidence disabilities. Applicants with specific expertise in instructional design and delivery, curriculum development, and/or educator preparation are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin Nov 1, 2014 and acceptance of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For the full position announcement please visit our website at:

https://jobs.kent.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1410555296710

For additional information, you may also contact Search Co-Chairs Drs. Pena L. Bedesem (pbedesem@kent.edu) and Brian R. Barber (bbarber8@kent.edu).

Iowa technology center director

The Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER) at the University of Iowa is seeking candidates for the position of Director of ICATER. ICATER assists students, educators, parents, and education professionals through training, education and research to achieve full access and participation in their communities. The Instructional Services Director will oversee the center and programs, develop and evaluate programming, provide consultative services, and act as liaison to public and private agencies and constituents on assistive technologies to enhance resources available to users.

Please see the accompanying document for more details.

This is a full time Professional & Scientific staff position. It may be filled at any time. Information on how to apply is available at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ under Professional & Scientific positions. Search Jobs and refer to requisition #64612.

For additional information about this position, please contact

Vilia Tarvydas:
ICATER Interim Director
The University of Iowa
College of Education
N168 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1529

U. Oregon open-rank position

The Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon is seeking to hire a tenure-line faculty member in Special Education with expertise in the design, development, and delivery of instruction in core academic areas (e.g., reading, writing, and mathematics). For full position description and application information, please visit our website at: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4477. Apply by August 15, 2014, to be assured of consideration.

Chair for JMU Ed Foundations and Exceptionalities

Department Head – Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities – 0405607

The College of Education at James Madison University invites applications for the position of Department Head for Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities (EFEX). The EFEX Department is committed to the preparation of educators and others who teach and serve individuals with exceptionalities and their families in a diverse society. The department supports other licensure programs within the college and across the teacher education unit by its educational foundations, exceptionalities and diversity course offerings. The department offers initial licensure programs in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Special Education birth- 5 and PreK-3rd grade); Special Education K-12 General Curriculum; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PK-12) and Early Childhood Special Education. Additionally, it supports students who want to acquire knowledge of exceptionalities with several minors and/or post baccalaureate programs including Gifted Education, Autism Certificate and M.Ed. programs in Exceptional Education and Equity and Cultural Diversity. The departmental programs support and are enhanced by a grant-funded project, the Career Development Academy, which meets the educational and career needs of immigrant English language learners. Continue reading Chair for JMU Ed Foundations and Exceptionalities

Michigan St. open rank position

Open Rank Position
Special Education, Michigan State University

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University is seeking a faculty member at the assistant, associate, or full professor level to join our growing special education faculty. We seek a scholar with a national reputation, or the potential to establish one, in scholarship and leadership to the field of special education. The successful applicant will, in all likelihood, contribute to the campus-wide initiatives in assistive technology and development disabilities (e.g., http://vprgs.msu.edu/RAIND, http://education.msu.edu/cepse/rehab/research.asp). The ideal candidate will have an established research program and be successful in obtaining external funding (or demonstrate strong potential to do so), be committed to quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to service to the institution, profession, and community. The position is a 9-month tenure system appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. Effective date of appointment will be August 16, 2014.
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Professor and Department Chair, Department of Specialized Education Services at UNCG

University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG)
The School of Education

Department of Specialized Education Services

TO BE ADVERTISED AUGUST 2013

The Department of Specialized Education Services announces an opening for the position of Professor and Department Chair, beginning August 1, 2014. We seek a colleague with excellent collaboration and leadership skills who has a demonstrated record of success in research and scholarship, professional service, external funding, effective teaching and supervision, and administrative experience commensurate with appointment as a Full Professor with tenure. This is a 10-month appointment.

Responsibilities: In addition to typical faculty responsibilities, the Chair position provides collaborative leadership in program development; coordinates promotion and tenure and other personnel issues; works with state and national accreditation agencies; represents the department at School and University levels; collaborates with other departments; identifies relevant opportunities for outreach activities with schools, community agencies, and local colleges/universities; enhances recruitment of a diverse student body; advances alumni relations; manages budgets and course schedules; leads strategic planning and program evaluation; oversees various data-gathering reporting activities.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in special education or a field represented in the department is required. Other requirements include demonstrated experience in special education including broad knowledge of disability rights and laws and an in-depth understanding of various types of disabilities; demonstrated competence in research and scholarship, teaching, securing external funding, and administration; demonstrated commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Candidates with experience in one or both of the following areas will be viewed favorably: working with undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs and/or using state of the art medias and technology to enhance educational access delivery and communication.

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Open rank position at University of Sydney

The Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney in Australia is seeking applications for a position at the associate lecturer, lecturer, or senior lecturer level in the area of special and inclusive education. The position closes 11:30pm (Sydney time) 15 July 2013. Download a description of the position at the University of Sydney.

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

Post-doc at Children’s Learning Institute of U. Texas Health Sci Center

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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Post-docs at U. Nebraska-Lincoln and Girls’ and Boys’ Town

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.

UMass asst prof

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.