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 ( 

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 (  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

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 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

For information about the application process, please contact Adam Pearson at
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 and search on Posting Number 0617962. Please download and review the accompanying announcement for more detail.

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 (

University of Oklahoma seeks department chair at associate or full professor

The OU Department of Educational Psychology invites associate or full professors of special education to apply to become Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology. The department chair position is a 12-month administrative appointment. The individual who becomes the next department chair will be appointed for a four-year term that, with the advice and consent of the department faculty, can be renewed for a second term.

To apply, all materials must be uploaded to the following website (look for Norman Campus Jobs, Requisition #23577).
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled

To obtain answers to specific questions email Search Chair and Special Education Program Coordinator Dr. Kendra Williams-Diehm at klwd [at]

Three Texas A&M positions for 2016

The Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University is hiring to fill three positions to begin September 2016:

  1. Associate Professor of SPED in Transition/DD
  2. Assistant Professor of SPED in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
  3. Open Rank Clinical Professor of SPED

Full details are available here:

Director of Education at UW-Tacoma

The University of Washington, Tacoma, announced a search for a Professor and Director of the Education Program. The position, which is slated to begin in July of 2015, will be for the nine-month academic year plus a three-month summer period. The Director will report to the UWT Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and should be committed to helping the program transition from its program status into a departmentalized school of education. Review of applications begins 1 November 2014.

Please download the accompanying PDF for more a comprehensive description of the position.

Tenure Track Faculty Positions at WVU for FALL 2015

West Virginia University announces the availability of 3 open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions in the following areas:

  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Gifted Education

These 9-month positions require teaching, research, and service. A description and directions for submitting an application are available at: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014.

FMI: Barbara Ludlow, Professor and Chair, or 304-293-3835.

Department Chair in Ed Leadership and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University is conducting a search for a tenured Associate or Full Professor/Chairperson in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling to begin January 1, 2015

Primary Responsibilities


The Chairperson maintains standards, policies and procedures for a department with two distinct disciplines: Educational Leadership and Counseling. The department serves graduate students and offers degrees including Master’s Degree programs in Educational Administration, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Higher Education Administration. Specialist level degrees are offered for Educational Administration, Counseling Education, and Educational Leadership Development. The Department also supports a Cooperative Ed.D. program in partnership with the University of Missouri.

Responsibilities include administration, leadership, teaching, faculty-personnel relations, student recruitment, department liaison, student development, and management/budget oversight consistent with a diverse graduate level department. In addition, the chairperson maintains an active, scholarly and service agenda. The Chairperson of the department has a reduced teaching load.

Required Qualifications

         Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Administration (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)

  • Demonstrated record of administrative/leadership experience
  • Ability to champion both counseling and administration programs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ELCC and CAEP/NCATE standards
  • Demonstrated success with scholarly research
  • Excellent record of college/university teaching
  • Experience/knowledge of administrative and counseling accreditation and certification processes
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

Read the full HR posting of the position and get additional information regarding the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling.

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: Apply by August 15, 2014, to be assured of consideration.

U. of 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, mathematics). For full position description and application information, please visit our website at: Apply by November 30, 2013 to be assured of full consideration.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity affirmative-action institution, committed to racial, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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.,, 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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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.

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