Assistant Professor in Special Education

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Special Education

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed, Rehab Counsel

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Required Education:

Earned doctorate in special education

Required Related Experience:

Experience as a P-12 educator

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Job Summary:

The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (EDSCE) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in Special Education. This regular title series faculty member will provide expertise in support of the learning and behavior disorders (LBD) program across elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Responsibilities include the following: Teach two courses each semester (fall and spring); conduct a line of research relevant to special education; advise current and incoming students; engage with P-12 and university faculty in program planning, implementation, and evaluation; ensure innovative programs comply with accreditation and state standards; serve on masters and doctoral committees; and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in special education, experience as a P-12 educator, a commitment to innovative inclusive education, effective collaboration with P-12 partners in education, evidence of positively impacting student growth and achievement, and demonstration of effective instructional practices in schools.

Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site. Interested applicants should include, along with the online application form, a letter of application detailing qualifications (upload under Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita), one sample of professional writing (upload under Specific Request 1), evaluations of any college teaching (upload under Specific Request 2), and names and contact information for three current references familiar with the applicant’s work (upload under Specific Request 3).

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Allan Allday, Search Committee Chair, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education, College of Education, 229 Taylor Education Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0001; phone 859-257-0722, allan.a[email protected]

Review of applications begins May 17, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 5/11/2021
Application Due: 8/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time