Assistant Professor (Job Id: 34796)



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Job description

Job ID: 34796
Location: Teaching & Learning

Position DescriptionTenure-line faculty members are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service activities consistent with the requirements of a research university. We seek applicants who show evidence of success in, or strong potential for: teaching effectively at the university level, maintaining an active research agenda, competing for extramural funding from state and federal sources, mentoring graduate students, and collaborating with others in and outside of our Department and College.

The ideal candidate will also have knowledge and skills in one or more of the following: curriculum and methods for students with learning and behavior disorders, assessment of students with learning and behavior disorders, reading methods for students with learning disabilities, math methods for students with learning disabilities, and quantitative research methodology (including single-subject methods).

Duties and responsibilities associated with this faculty position include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in LBD and the Department of Special Education
  • Advising students at undergraduate or master’s levels, and mentoring students at the doctoral level
  • Maintaining an active research agenda that includes professional publications and the pursuit of external funding
  • Contributing to department, college, and university governance

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:

  • Doctorate in special education with specialization in working with students with learning disabilities
  • Ability to teach courses in the LBD area (as examples only: Instructional Methods for LBD; Assessment for LBD; Teaching Reading to Students with Disabilities; Teaching Math to Students with Disabilities)
  • Strong evidence or promise of a scholarly research agenda with an emphasis on students with learning disabilities, including evidence or promise of successful grant writing and/or other avenues to external funding
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in working in partnership with university centers, schools, postsecondary institutions, government agencies, community groups, businesses, and other key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and working with students from multicultural communities and backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate knowledge or skills in one or more of the following:

  • Experience working with students with learning disabilities
  • Have board certification as a behavior analyst (BCBA)
  • Experience with supervision of interns or student teachers in classroom settings
  • Experience collaborating with local education agencies
  • Current or previous external funding
  • Expertise in quantitative research methodology (including single-subject methods)

Equal Employment OpportunityThe University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

How to apply

To apply for this position click here. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button. Detailed instructions are available at in the “My Career Tools” section. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.


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Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street – Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel – or by phone 502-852-5301
If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses.