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The Lynch School of Education, Boston College, invites applications for the following position:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION: The Department of Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction seeks to fill an assistant professor level tenure-track position in Special Education. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education or a related field. An active research agenda in elementary level mild/moderate intellectual disability and autism is required. Demonstrated potential for professional publication, grant writing, and leadership is also expected. Appropriate candidates will have expertise in teaching and/or research in school-based services and assessment, and a minimum of three years of K-12 professional experience in special education. Additional desirable areas of interest and expertise include response to intervention (RTI), positive behavioral supports (PBS/PBIS), universal design for learning (UDL), bilingual and urban education, as well as knowledge of early childhood education in addition to elementary.
Please submit your letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae electronically to administrative assistant Ms. Brenda McCormick (firstname.lastname@example.org), also have three letters of reference sent directly to Ms. McCormick. All inquiries may be directed to Dr. David Scanlon (email@example.com), Chair, Search Committee, TESECI Dept., Lynch School of Education, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
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 (http://kc.vanderbilt.edu).
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The Curry School of Education, Department of Human Services at the University of Virginia, invites applications for an Assistant Professor with the specialization in autism and related autism spectrum disorders, beginning August 25, 2012. This appointment is a twelve (12) month joint appointment in the Communication Disorders Program, Department of Human Services and the Special Education Program, Department of Curriculum Instruction and Special Education. This position is for a 3-year non-tenure track appointment with the opportunity for renewal upon satisfactory performance during the incumbent’s third year review process.
Candidates must hold a clinical or research doctorate; ASHA certification, and be eligible for Virginia license in Speech-Language Pathology. ABD candidates will be considered, however, degree confirmation is needed prior to the hire date of this appointment.
The successful candidate will integrate and lead educational and clinical enterprises within the Curry School of Education centering on autism and related autism spectrum disorders. Responsibilities include teaching a language-disorders course and a course on integrated multidisciplinary interventions in school-based settings. Responsibilities also include (a) supervising services provided to clients in the Sheilah C. Johnson Center for Human Services and (b) developing outreach collaborations with service providers and schools in the community to formulate comprehensive plans of care across a broad spectrum of clinical pictures: early intervention to college-student support at all levels of severity. The general faculty member will participate in and facilitate interdisciplinary research programs with latitude to develop research programs as background and career goals allow.
To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile under job posting number 0609554 at http://jobs.virginia.edu. Candidates are required to attach a cover letter stating their interest in the position and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three professional references. Please have your professional references e-mail their recommendation letters to Vickie Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applications will begin April 16, 2012; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Randall R. Robey (email@example.com).
The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment, and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.
The University of North Texas at Denton is soliciting applications for an associate or full professor specializing in autism in the Department of Educational Psychology. The position, which will be affiliated with a newly created Autism Research Center, will have teaching, research, and leadership responsibilities. It is slated to begin in the fall of 2011, with review of applications beginning in January of 2011.
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Among the questions that senators might ask during the hearings on the nomination of Dr. S. Gupta for the office of US Surgeon General, there is this one: “Dr. Gupta, I’d like to ask you about a contentious subject, the practice of facilitated communication, known as “FC,” as a means of helping individuals with disabilities, especially those with Autism, to communicate. During your tenure on influential television news programs carried by CNN, you noted that “literature, studies, and views on FC largely discredit the technique” [link]. However, you then presented summaries of studies, many of them anecdotal, some of which reported supposed successes with facilitated communication [link and link]. Do you anticipate that, if you are confirmed, your office will promote the use of facilitated communication? Moreover, do you anticipate that your office will depend on anecdotes or more rigorous science as a basis of policies?”
Jeff Wagg of the James Randi Educational Foundation: Sanjay Gupta Unfit?;