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Assistant Professor in Special Education with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder
University of Georgia

Date Posted Oct. 1, 2018
Title Assistant Professor in Special Education with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder
University University of Georgia
Athens, GA, United States
Department College of Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Online / Remote Position
  • Assistant Professor
  • Special Education
    Rehabilitation Counseling/Psychology
    Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis
    Education - General

The Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Special Education with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Behavior Analysis. This is a tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2019.

Responsibilities will include all of the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Develop and sustain a line of research that contributes broadly to the scientific advancement of school based intervention and treatment for with intellectual disability (with or without autism)
  • Pursue external funding for research and training
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face, online, and/or blended) that focus on evidence-based practices, for university students seeking degrees in special education and behavior analysis
  • Supervise university students seeking board certification in applied behavior analysis
  • Engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service

Required Qualifications for this position include all of the following:

  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in special education or a closely related field, or degree to be awarded before the positions start date
  • Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA)
  • Established record of scholarship focused on individuals with intellectual disability (with or without ASD)
  • Established record or demonstrated potential for securing federal or private research funding
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative, professional interactions and service

The appointment will be for the regular 9-month academic year. Additional opportunities for summer employment may be available. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications should be submitted through and will require all of the following:

  • A letter of application specifically responsive to the position’s responsibilities and required qualifications as described above.
  • A complete curriculum vitae.
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • The names of three persons who can provide letters of reference. If the candidate prefers his or her interest in this position to remain confidential, state this request in the list of references; references will then not be contacted until the search committee has corresponded with the applicant.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Ayres at Review of applications will begin October 13, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area (see and Information about the department can be found at

The CSSE department is committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter.
This position is contingent on the continued availability of funding.

  • The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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Contact Information

  • Kevin Ayres
    110 Carlton Street
    Room 570 Aderhold
    Athens, GA 30565


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