Assistant or Associate Professor in Special Education

Normal, Illinois, United States
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Job Summary/Responsibilities: The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, a large public university with state and nationally recognized teacher preparation programs, invites applications for one tenure-track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Transition. We offer graduate and undergraduate programs leading to licensure in multicategorical disabilities (LBS), low vision/blindness (LVB), and deaf/hard of hearing (DHH). We also have a graduate certificate program in secondary transition services. Our LBS program is among the largest undergraduate programs in the country, and both our undergraduate and Master’s degree programs have newly revised curricula with established connections with school partners. The Department is an ideal choice for an individual seeking a balanced professional life where contributions in teaching, research, and service are valued.

Position: This tenure-track position, to start on August 16, 2018, is a nine-month position with the opportunity for summer employment. Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting and supervising research activities, seeking external funding, and providing university and professional service. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications:
1. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education or related field with expertise in secondary transition. ABD candidates will be considered.
2. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for these positions.
3. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications: Priority will be given to applicants who have experience providing secondary transition services or related instruction to individuals with high- or low-incidence disabilities, university teaching experience, and an active research agenda.

Questions regarding this position should be referred to:
Yun-Ching Chung Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
E-mail: ychung@ilstu.edu
Phone: 309-438-2456
Department of Special Education
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790

How to apply

Initial review of applications will begin October 18, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please apply to this posting. In addition, please submit to the posting a letter of application, description of teaching philosophy, research agenda, vita, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references (name, phone number, email).

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity.

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/ada/.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

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