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Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education (Tenure Track)
The University of Tennessee


Date Posted Oct. 11, 2021
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education (Tenure Track)
University The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN, United States
Department Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Special Education
 
 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education (Tenure-Track)
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee is seeking an assistant or associate professor for a position in special education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). We seek a new faculty member to join an active research and teaching community focused on the preparation of teachers and assisting the community/schools in meeting the needs of students with disabilities or academic difficulties, particularly in the areas of reading and writing instruction. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position begins August 2022.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit with 90+ tenured/tenure-track faculty members, housed in eight departments. TPTE, the College’s largest department, offers programs of study that lead to initial teacher licensure in many areas as well as undergraduate programs in educational interpreting and audiology/speech pathology, advanced programs leading to several teaching endorsements including special education foci on high-incidence and low-incidence disabilities. Beyond the licensure programs, graduate education programs prepare master’s students, educational specialists, and doctoral students for careers in research, teaching, and leadership in research universities, teaching colleges, and school districts.

Special education faculty conduct rigorous research on academic, behavioral, and functional skills interventions, on assessment, and on teacher preparation and professional development. Further, faculty members are committed to preparing educators for effective and engaging teaching in high need urban and rural communities. The successful candidate will join an active, collaborative, and interdisciplinary faculty committed to improving public education through exemplary research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate understands current research and practice for teaching literacy and particularly effective reading and writing instruction and intervention for students with high-incidence disabilities or academic difficulties. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of research and able and enthusiastic about providing professional development on effective literacy and other academic practices to area schools and community groups.

Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research; pursuing external funding to support an active research agenda; teaching undergraduate and graduate classes focused on effective academic instruction and intervention for students with high-incidence disabilities or academic difficulties and including reading and writing instruction and intervention; supervising the applied work of preservice and in-service students in diverse settings; mentoring PhD students in conducting research and teaching PhD courses focused on special education and research methodology; collaborating with a team of faculty in development, delivery, and ongoing program evaluation of undergraduate courses, special education programs, elementary education programs, the reading specialist program, and the special education PhD program; developing collaborative relationships with local schools, teachers, and community members; providing service and leadership to local/state and national/international professional organizations; and fulfilling advising and administrative duties as required by the department and the university.

Required Qualifications: Applicants for the position must have demonstrated content area expertise in reading and writing instruction and intervention for students with high-incidence disabilities or academic difficulties; knowledge on reading/writing development and assessment; knowledge of research-based instruction and intervention, assessment, data-based decision making, and special education eligibility determination within a Response to Intervention framework; evidence of scholarly potential and potential for securing external funding; a record of successful K-12 teaching of students with disabilities and/or special education or elementary education teacher preparation; an earned doctorate by start date in special education education or a closely related field; and a commitment to working as part of a collaborative team on research and teaching.

Desired Qualifications: Applicants who have demonstrated evidence of successful work with teacher education in special education or elementary education related to effective reading or writing instruction and intervention for students with disabilities or academic difficulties and including individuals with dyslexia or dyslexia characteristics will be given strong consideration. Additional desired qualifications include an established a record of scholarship, expertise/experience in grant writing, and knowledge of diverse research methodologies, and additional research-based approaches for improving academic, behavioral, or functional outcomes for students with disabilities or students with academic or behavioral difficulties. Candidates with demonstrated ability to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse students and with additional interdisciplinary expertise (e.g., gifted education, English as a Second Language education) are encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at apply.interfolio.com/92565. Please include a letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, current curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and reprints of publications and relevant manuscripts (or works in progress). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. General inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. Tara Moore, tmoorepa@utk.edu. For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit http://cehhs.utk.edu.


  • EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.
    Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Gina Guinn
    Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    1122 Volunteer Blvd.
    238 Bailey Education Complex
    Knoxville, TN 37996
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  • 8659742321
  • gguinn@utk.edu

 

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