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Job ID: 197607

Assistant or Associate of Special Education
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2022
Title Assistant or Associate of Special Education
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed, Rehab Counsel
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Special Education
    Education - General
The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (EDSCE) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-eligible position in the rank of assistant/ associate in Special Education. This regular title series faculty member will provide expertise in support of the learning and behavior disorders (LBD) program across elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. The assistant/associate professor also will contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in special education scholarship. The appointment is nine months, effective August 16, 2023.

Responsibilities include the following:
  • Teach two courses each semester (fall and spring)
  • Conduct a line of research relevant to special education (e.g., peer reviewed publications, grant proposals, presentations)
  • Advise current and incoming students
  • Engage with P12 and university faculty in program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Ensure innovative programs comply with accreditation and state standards
  • Serve on masters and doctoral committees
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, and profession
Qualifications include an earned doctorate or expected doctorate in special education prior to the start date, experience as a P12 educator with a focus in high incidence disabilities (e.g., mild/moderate, Learning Disabilities), effective collaboration with P12 partners in education, existing external funding or line of research and scholarship that has the potential to lead to external funding, a commitment to innovative inclusive education, and evidence of positively impacting student growth and achievement reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in instructional methodology for learners with learning disabilities. A BCBA-D is preferred but not required.

You are eligible for a generous benefits package as a University of Kentucky faculty member with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being. Additional information and updates to benefits can be found at:

Interested applicants should submit a UK Online Application at Application review begins November, 11, 2022 and will remain open until filled. The application should include the following:
  • A detailed cover letter noting academic credentials and professional experience related to the responsibilities for this position (upload under Cover Letter)
  • A curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita)
  • A Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (upload under Specific Request 1)
  • Statements on teaching, research, and service (upload under Specific Request 2)
  • Evaluation of College Teaching (upload under Specific Request 3)
  • A professional writing sample (upload under Writing Sample)
  • Detailed contact information for three professional references, when prompted in the application, that can speak to the applicant’s qualifications. 

Application review begins on November 11, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chairs, Kera Ackerman or Melinda Ault

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

  • As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

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