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Job ID: 187438

Assistant Professor in Special Education
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jun. 16, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in 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
  • Special Education

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 track, assistant professor position in Special Education. This regular title series faculty member will provide expertise in support of teaching methods for learning disabilities in the special education program across elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. The assistant professor will also contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in special education through her/his/their scholarship.

The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective January 16th, 2022 or August 15, 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Responsibilities include the following: Teach two courses each semester (fall and spring); maintain an active line of research relevant to special education (e.g., peer reviewed publications, grant proposals, presentations); advise current and incoming students; engage with P-12 and university faculty in program planning, implementation, and evaluation; ensure innovative programs comply with accreditation and state standards; serve on masters and doctoral committees; and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in special education prior to start date, experience as a P-12 special educator with a focus in high incidence disabilities (e.g., mild/moderate, Learning Disabilities), a commitment to innovative inclusive education, effective collaboration with P-12 partners in education, evidence of positively impacting student growth and achievement reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will possess training in teaching methods for students with learning disabilities and literacy.

To be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site. Interested applicants should include, along with the online application form, a letter of application detailing qualifications (upload under Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita), one sample of professional writing (upload under Writing Sample), evaluations of any college teaching (upload under Specific Request 1), and research and teaching statements on diversity, equity, and inclusion within special education (upload under Specific Request 2), names and contact information for three current references familiar with the applicant’s work (upload under Specific Request 3).

The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is committed to diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and human dignity, and a sense of community. We strongly encourage submission of applications for this Special Education position from members of historically excluded groups, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expressions, ideas and perspectives, religious and cultural beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability, and socioeconomic status.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Kera Ackerman: / 859-257-4713 or Dr. Debra Harley: / 859-257-4713, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education, College of Education, 229 Taylor Education Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0001

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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