Open Rank Professor in Special Education - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign Illinois

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois 61820

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Special Education seeks a full-time nine-month tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has expertise in the areas of math, science, and/or technology (STEM) and high or low incidence disabilities. The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is a place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Position responsibilities: The successful applicant will have expertise in preparing educators to differentiate STEM instruction for diverse students in inclusive environments. She/he will be expected to demonstrate content expertise in one of the STEM areas as well as have an established program of or progress towards developing a program of interdisciplinary research, and a strong record of or potential for publication and external funding, commensurate with rank. Applicants must have interest and skills in teaching in the teacher preparation program and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; and an ability to work collaboratively with professionals and practitioners across the campus and community. This faculty member will contribute to a tradition of research, teaching, personnel preparation, and service in a setting with excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in special education or a related field, and evidence of STEM expertise in educational research and teaching. The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a minimum of two years of successful experience as a professional in special education or related field. The candidate for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor will have established a clear trajectory for a program of significant research with potential to attract external funding, while the successful candidate for a tenured position will have a track record of sustained productivity in a significant program of research, and demonstrated success in securing external funding, commensurate with rank at either associate or full professor.

Salary and Starting Date: Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2012.

Applications: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 5, 2011. Please create your candidate profile at and upload one combined pdf file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement of teaching and research philosophies, and the names and contact information for four references by the close date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Interviews will begin after December 5 and continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact: Professor Janet Gaffney, Search Committee Chair at
or 217-333-0260.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Keyword Phrases

  • Special
  • Education
  • Professor
  • Math
  • Science
  • Technology
  • high incidence
  • low incidence
  • disabilities
  • STEM
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 12/5/2011