Two positions at U.Va.

The University of Virginia’s special education program in the Curry School of Education seeks applications for two faculty positions. Both will focus on high-incidence disabilities with teaching, research, and service responsibilities, and both should show a commitment to causal-comparative research methods, especially group-contrast or single-subject experimental methods.

  • Associate or full professor: Applicants should have a evidence of external funding and an excellent record of scholarship with a national reputation.
  • Assistant professor: Applicants should have early career work commensurate with time in rank and at least the beginning of a strong scholarly record.

A PDF of the actual U.Va. special education position announcement is available for download. It provides the formal details of the announcements. John Wills Lloyd is chairing the search. The positions will likely close 2013-14.

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.

Position Announcement: Associate Professor of Deaf Education at UNCG




The Department of Specialized Education Services, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces the availability of a tenure-track position in Special Education  with a focus on deaf education at the associate or assistant rank. The individual will teach within a Professions in Deafness major with a concentration in Birth-12 D/deaf and hard of hearing teacher licensure with a comprehensive inclusive communication philosophy. Strong applicants will have a well-established record of research, show potential or a history of securing external funding and demonstrate excellence in college teaching and advising or strong potential for success in these areas.
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Special Ed Positon at Rutgers: High Incidence-Literacy

Dear Colleagues,

We are performing an open rank tenure track search for a special education (high incidence-literacy) faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, beginning in September 2013. The official job ad can be downloaded from our GSE website at:


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Two positions at WVU

West Virginia University is seeking people to fill positions two positions, one at the assistant or associate professor level and the other at the assistant professor level. The former is in multicategorical special education and the latter is in early childhood special education. For additional information, contact Barbara Ludlow: Download PDF descriptions from the links.

American Univ: Open rank 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.

Vanderbilt: Position in severe disabilities

The Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-line position in the area of severe disabilities. The position is open rank, and we strongly encourage applications from senior faculty as well as those at the advanced assistant and associate professor levels. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research (supported or potentially supported by external funding); teaching courses in the severe disabilities program; contributing to the refinement of our undergraduate and graduate programs; advising students; collaborating with local districts and agencies serving culturally and economically diverse students; and engaging in service to the university and profession. Affiliation is also possible with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development (
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ADHD position at U.Va.

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.

Open Rank Position in Special Education: Geo. Mason U.

Assistant/Associate Full Professor Special Education (tenure-line, rank open)

The George Mason University, Division of Special Education and disAbility Research in the College of Education and Human Development is seeking a tenure-line faculty member whose responsibilities will include collaborating with a group of nationally prominent scholars in special education and human disabilities; teaching and advising at the master’s and doctoral levels; and conducting and disseminating research, and securing external funding.

Candidate experience should fit with one or more of our current programs, which are in the areas of mild disabilities, severe and intellectual disabilities, autism and ABA, vision impairments, assistive technology, and special education leadership. An earned doctorate in special education or a related field, and two years of experience working with children and youth with disabilities required. Preferred qualifications include an established funded research portfolio or a promising (fundable) research agenda, and experience in university teaching including distance education implementation. The division values diversity as a factor in academic excellence. Positive consideration will be given to candidates’ experiences and research agendas that enhance understanding of issues related to race, ethnicity, gender and disabilities.

Mason faculty are empowered by an entrepreneurial culture that values and rewards consequential research and professional impact. College structures facilitate innovation and flexibility within a strong collaborative framework.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6329z at; complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and list of three professional references with contact information.

U. Washington professor of practice

The College of Education at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a “professor of practice” to lead programs that prepare and support educational leaders at school and district level, in support of powerful, equitable student learning and related system change. The role combines program leadership, program development, teaching, and practice-focused scholarship. The position has full voting rights and will participate, alongside tenure-line faculty, in the College’s efforts to improve the quality of practice through regular engagement with the field. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D in education or related field; substantial P-12 administrative experience, preferably at both the school building and system level; and demonstrated ability to guide and support the professional learning of educational leaders. This position will be hired at the non-tenure rank of Senior Lecturer or Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor without tenure.

Prospective candidates are especially encouraged to visit the websites of the programs and outreach units implicated in this position (,,, For a more detailed description of the postion, please download a PDF document explaining the particulars of the postion and procedures for applying.

A search committee will begin reviewing applications 20 January 2011. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment is to commence 16 September 2012. Send queries about the position to search co-chairs Michael Knapp, at mknapp [at], or Steve Fink, at finks [at] Please submit your application packet both electronically and by mail to the search co-chairs care of Mr. Greg Daigle at gdaigle [at], 222 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600.

Open rank position at Georgia State

Tenure-track, Open Rank, Special Education/High Incidence Disabilities

The Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University is seeking doctoral-degreed, tenure-track faculty applicants with a thorough knowledge of high incidence disabilities. Desired applicants will have a recognized high-quality, rigorous and independent research focus, as well as documented excellence in and commitment to graduate/doctoral level instruction and mentoring.
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Illinois State Assistant/Associate Professor Special Education Administration

The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University, a large public university with nationally recognized teacher preparation programs, invites applications for a tenure track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Department prepares approximately 1000 students at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Graduate programs include course work leading to certification as a Director of Special Education.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education, educational administration, or a related area (ABD considered) and have special education administrative experience in the public schools. The successful applicant will be expected to coordinate the Director of Special Education (DOSE) Post-Master’s Certification program at Illinois State University, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and maintain an active research agenda. The Department is an ideal professional choice for an individual who wants to work at an institution where contributions in teaching, research, and service are expected and valued.

Application Procedures: Initial review of candidates will begin October 3, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae; official transcripts; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least two professional references by September 30, 2011 to:

Carrie Anna Courtad, PhD
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Special Education
Campus Box 5910
Normal, IL 61790-5910
Phone: 309-438-7524
FAX: 309-438-8699
Email: cacourt /at/ ilstu /dot/ edu

Initial review of applications will begin on October 3, 2011 and continue until the positions are filled.

Position at Hong Kong Institute of Education

The Hong Kong Institute for Education (HKIE) announced a search for an assistant or associate professor in guidance and counselling in its Department of Special Education and Counselling. HKIE is a public institution that offers many different degree programs and has an extended reach in Asia. The position has teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The department is large and active in many areas. Learn more about HKIE, the department, and the position itself by clicking the appropriate link.

University of Iowa, Associate or Full Professor, Reading Education

The University of Iowa

Department of Teaching and Learning

Associate Professor or Professor, Reading Education 

Academic year appointment to begin August 2011

Position            The Department of Teaching and Learning at The University of Iowa seeks an experienced professor in the area of Reading Education with an elementary school focus. The department is especially interested in someone with demonstrated research skills who can secure external funding to conduct school-based reading research.

Description      The appointment will be made at the rank of associate or full professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in reading education, supervise graduate student research, generate grant-initiated projects and sustain a significant program of scholarly activity. The appointment will serve the Language, Literacy and Culture PhD program, the Developmental Reading Master’s program and the undergraduate teacher education program. 

     Qualifications    This position requires an earned doctorate in reading or related area, research skills in the quantitative tradition, experience in securing external sources of support, experience in K-12 school settings, a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment, and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations. Expertise in miscue analysis, media/digital literacy, or children’s literature is desirable.

      Salary                 Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The benefits and research support are excellent.

     Applications       Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, two or three samples of scholarly work, teaching evaluations and names and contact information for three references. To apply for this position, visit our website at and choose requisition number 59002. Address inquiries and nominations to Peter Hlebowitsh (319 335-5504) or Kathryn Whitmore (319-335-5434).

       Screening        Review of applications will begin February 7, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

The University of Iowa has been consistently recognized nationally and internationally for its teaching, research and service.  TIME Magazine recently placed the University of Iowa in an elite group of seven schools in the nation recognized in its “best school for you” category.  US News & World Report ranked the University of Iowa College of Education as 21st best among public schools granting doctoral degrees.  For further information concerning the University of Iowa College of Education, visit our website at

Iowa City, with a population of 80,000, offers many diverse activities usually available only in larger cities.  Iowa City serves as a meeting place for scholars, artists, and scientists and is home to excellent hospitals, as well as medical, scientific, and social science research.  The relationship between Iowa City and the University is very friendly, cooperative and supportive.

UMD College Park Special Education Position

Assistant or Associate Professor

(Open Rank) Tenure Track Position

The University of Maryland, Department of Special Education, seeks a faculty member to begin Fall 2011.  The Department is seeking an individual who will contribute to its long tradition of scholarly research and leadership in special education.  The Department of Special Education is consistently ranked among the top programs in special education in the U.S. and offers degrees at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.  Programs of study are offered in early childhood disabilities, low incidence disabilities, secondary and transition, high incidence disabilities, and disability policy studies. Opportunities for collaboration include the Maryland Neuroimaging Center and Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education (MIMAUE).  The ideal candidate will bring a strong record of research and scholarly productivity, a commitment to teaching and mentoring of students, and a demonstrated track record in obtaining external funding. More information on the Department and College of Education can be found at
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