Assistant or Associate Professor in Special Education - Severe Disabilities

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Aug 17, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 two tenure-track positions to be filled at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Severe Disabilities. We offer an undergraduate program leading to licensure in multicategorical disabilities (LBS), low vision/blindness (LVB), and deaf/hard of hearing (DHH). We also offer a graduate certificate program in Multiple Disabilities. Our LBS program is among the largest undergraduate programs in the country, and both our undergraduate programs and our 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.


Positions: These two tenure-track positions, to start on August 16, 2018 are nine-month positions 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: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education or related field with expertise in severe disabilities (ABD considered). State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for these positions.


Desired Qualifications: Priority will be given to applicants who have experience teaching or providing direct service to individuals with severe disabilities, university teaching experience, and an active research agenda.


Application Procedure: Initial review of candidates will begin September 29, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please complete the faculty employment application at (posting #0709743). 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 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


Questions regarding these two positions should be referred to:

Yun-Ching Chung Ph.D.

Chair, Search Committee


Phone: 309-438-2456

Department of Special Education

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois 61790

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