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Assistant Professor - Early Childhood/Early Elementary Special Education
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2021
Title Assistant Professor - Early Childhood/Early Elementary Special Education
University University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, United States
Department Special Education and Communication Disorders
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Childhood/Youth Education
    Special Education
    Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is searching for a new faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, with expertise in early childhood/early elementary special education (birth to Grade 3). The position is tenure leading with a 9-month appointment.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse students including underrepresented minorities. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, our department and college are committed to creating learning, research, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience with shaping a workplace culture based on respect for differences and/or experiences with promoting equity and positive cross-cultural relationships.

Establish an extramurally fundable and collaborative program of research; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise or closely related areas; contribute to ongoing development of the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, and to the field; and advise and mentor students in research and practice.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in special education or related field (e.g., developmental psychology, school psychology, early childhood).
  • Expertise in young children (birth to Grade 3) with disabilities (e.g., low incidence disabilities, high incidence disabilities) or at risk.
  • Established record of or evidence of strong potential for programmatic research and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Two (2) years of teaching experience or other related experience (e.g., exceptional expertise, documented scholarship, skills, or experience with children).
  • Evidence of commitment to practices that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in college teaching.
  • Experience in academic/instructional methods or behavior.

  • As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Jessica Namkung
    Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    Lincoln, NE
  • 2-3948


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