The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Endowed Chair in Special Education Technology. The position is a full-time senior faculty position in the Regular Title Series. The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2020.
This Endowed Chair position will support a senior faculty member who will pursue research, teaching, and service activities in applications of technology in an area of special education. The person who will hold this position will have a distinguished national or international reputation in an area of special education technology. The Endowed Chair will have an outstanding record of scholarly writing and research; demonstrated success in securing and administering projects and grants related to the use of technology in special education; acknowledged excellence in teaching at the pre-service and in-service training levels with special emphasis on mentoring advanced graduate students; and an exemplary record of providing special education technology and leadership services to schools, agencies, and professional organizations that are involved in the delivery of programs to improve the education and quality of life of individuals with disabilities.
The successful candidate will pursue an active program of research and scholarship; prepare proposals for extramural funding of research projects; teach graduate courses in research and/or technology applications for individuals with disabilities; recruit and advise graduate students, particularly doctoral students; and provide service to university, community, and profession.
Qualifications include an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education with background in any areas of disabilities; distinguished scholarly record focused on technology applications in special education including instructional and assistive technologies; demonstrated success in securing and administering projects and grants related to the use of technology in special education; acknowledged excellence in teaching with special emphasis on mentoring doctoral students; commitment to diversity; exemplary record of providing leadership to schools, agencies, and professional organizations that improve the education and quality of life of individuals with disabilities. Preferred qualifications include experience as a principal investigator on IES grants and research work in public or private schools.
Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site. Interested applicants should include a letter of application detailing qualifications, interests, and appropriateness for the position (upload under Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita), one sample of professional writing (upload under Specific Request 1), and the names and contact information for three current professional references familiar with the applicant’s work when prompted in the application. Requests for references will be made for finalists only.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Margaret Bausch, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Student Success; phone 859-257-8810; email@example.com.
Review of applications begins April 17, 2020, and continues until the position is filled.