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.

Mizzou NSF postdoc

The University of Missouri’s Quality Elementary Science Teaching (QuEST) program is searching for a postdoctoral scholar. The person filling the position would work on designing, delivering, and studying a practicum-based professional development model for K6 teachers in science teaching. The position, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, would begin 1 July 2015.

For a full description and detailed contact information, download the accompanying PDF.

Frances Partridge Connor

Frances Partridge Connor, an influential figure across many aspects of special education, passed away 28 March 2015 in Boca Raton, FL. She was the Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus of Education at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York (NY, US).

For many decades, Professor Connor affected the practice and policy of special education. She not only chaired the special education program at Teachers College, but also served as president of the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). In addition, she advised local, state, federal, and international government agencies about educational policies related to children and youths with disabilties. She was also a member of multiple research teams focused on improving the tools of teachers and methods for advancing outcomes for children with disabilties.
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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.”

New Faculty Position in Special Education at Texas State University

Texas State University invites qualified individuals to apply for an assistant professor position in the area of Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities and Inclusion (Learning Disabilities/Inclusion). Responsibilities include teaching courses in the special education program, including advanced courses in learning disabilities; maintaining an active research agenda including conducting research, publishing, and exploring grant opportunities; advising students; participating in program assessment and improvement activities; and providing service to the program, university, and profession. For more information, please go to:

http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/faculty-employment/2015-17.html

You may also contact Dr. Stephen Ciullo (ciullo@txstate.edu) or Dr. Brenda Scheuermann (brenda@txstate.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

AAIDD Announces Search for Editor of AJIDD

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is seeking applications for the position of editor for its lead journal, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD). AJIDD is a long-standing and very prestigious publication that has published a diverse range of articles about a broad range of intellectual and developmental disabilities by leaders in education, psychology, and related fields.

Applicants should be qualified scholars who can oversee an active journal editorial office. They should submit an application package by 13 December 2013. The new editor will serve a four-year term that will begin in mid-2014. Please see the accompanying PDF that details the call for applications for editor in chief of AJIDD.

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.

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: http://gse.rutgers.edu/employment-opportunities

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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.

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: Barbara.Ludlow@mail.wvu.edu. Download PDF descriptions from the links.

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.

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.