Assistant/Associate Professor in Special Education

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Department: Department of Education and Human Services
Academic Category&Field of Expertise: Education: Special Education/Autism
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Position Description - Lehigh University’s College of Education invites applications for a tenure track position in special education at the Assistant or Associate rank, effective Fall 2019. We are seeking a faculty member who has expertise in autism spectrum disorder. Our faculty have earned the reputation of maintaining rigorous research agendas, while pursuing external funding in a collaborative and supportive environment. The candidate will teach graduate-level courses, including teacher preparation and doctoral courses, supervise and mentor master’s and doctoral students, participate in activities related to maintaining Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) approval for course work at the graduate level, and advise students completing the BACB verified course sequence (VCS). The candidate will also have the opportunity to conduct clinical work and research at the College of Education’s autism clinic (Lehigh University Autism Services).
Candidates must have a doctorate in special education or related field with BCBA certification by the starting date of employment. To be considered, candidates must provide evidence of effective college teaching as an instructor of record or teaching assistant. The candidates also need to provide evidence of Pre K-12 teaching or clinical experience.
Lehigh University is a highly competitive Doctoral/Research Intensive University of approximately 5000 undergraduates and 2000 graduate students, and is located 1.5 hours west of New York City and 1 hour north of Philadelphia. Lehigh’s College of Education has been consistently ranked in the nation’s Top 50 Best Graduate Schools of Education. The College provides strong faculty support (e.g., competitive salaries, generous start-up package, grant writing support, post-grant award management). The special education program, which integrates teacher preparation coursework with general education, includes a highly productive and collaborative faculty who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and leadership training. Additional information about the Special Education program can be found at
Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at:

Review of Applications - Candidates should submit the following at 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (one statement for each), 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) three letters of reference, and 5) three selected publications. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Inquiries and nominations can be directed to: Dr. Minyi Dennis ([email protected]) or Dr. Linda Bambara ([email protected]), Search Committee Co-chairs, Department of Education and Human Services, College of Education, Lehigh University. Review of applications begins on October 26, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

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Lehigh University is a 2010 recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant.

Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.
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Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Lehigh Valley Inter-regional Networking & Connecting (LINC) is a newly created regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs. For more information,
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Posted: 1/5/2019
Application Due: 1/30/2019
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