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.

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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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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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.

Nebraska – Lincoln reading position

Position: The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL), Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, announces a faculty position opening, at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, with an emphasis in reading disabilities and remedial reading assessments and interventions, beginning August, 2011.
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IRA reading grants

The International Reading Association (IRA) published descriptions of its grant awards. I’ve reproduced the descriptions here. See the end of the entry for links to the relevant parts of IRA’s Web site.

The Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award is a US$1,000 annual award to those who have completed their dissertations on reading and literacy between May 15, 2007 and May 14, 2008. Studies using any research approach (e.g., ethnographic, experimental, historical, survey) are encouraged. Each study will be assessed in light of its approach, the scholarly qualification of its reports, and its significant contributions to knowledge within the reading/literacy field. Hurry, submission deadline is October 1, 2008.

The following grant programs, applicants can complete and submit their proposals electronically via IRA’s new online application system. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2009.

The Elva Knight Research Grant is a grant program of up to US$10,000 for research in reading and literacy. Projects should be completed within 2 years. Studies may be carried out using any research method or approach as long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of the research.

The Helen M. Robinson Grant is a US$1,000 annual grant to support doctoral students at the early stages of their dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy.

The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a US$6,000 grant to encourage and support reading research by doctoral students. The special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability.

The Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant program assists in the dissemination of research (e.g., a literature review, meta-analysis, monograph, or other work) to the educational community. All International Reading Association members, including student members working on a research dissemination activity, are eligible to apply for the grant. The support shall not exceed US$5,000.

The Reading/Literacy Research Fellowship is a US$5,000 award to a researcher residing outside the United States or Canada who has evidenced exceptional promise in reading research and deserves encouragement to continue working in the field of reading. Applicants must have received a doctorate or its equivalent within the past 5 years.

The Steven A. Stahl Research Grant program, established to honor his memory and work, provides support for classroom research in reading and literacy instruction to promising graduate students who have at least three years of teaching experience. This is an annual award of US$1,000.

The Teacher as Researcher Grant program is available to preK-12 teachers with full or permanent half time teaching responsibilities, librarians, Title I teachers, classroom teachers, and resource teachers. Applicants may apply as a collaborative group or individually. Grant requests can be for up to US$5,000; IRA prefers smaller grant awards in order to provide support for as many teacher researchers as possible.

One must be a member of IRA to receive an award. Link to the research section of the IRA site.