Assistant Professor - Early Childhood/Early Elementary Special EducationDepartment:
Special Ed & Communic Disorders-1049Requisition Number:
F_210182Posting Open Date:
10/26/2021Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):
12/01/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDescription of Work:
The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is searching for a new faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, with expertise in early childhood/early elementary special education (birth to Grade 3). The position is tenure leading with a 9-month appointment.
The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse students including underrepresented minorities. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, our department and college are committed to creating learning, research, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience with shaping a workplace culture based on respect for differences and/or experiences with promoting equity and positive cross-cultural relationships. Responsibilities
- Establish an extramurally fundable and collaborative program of research.
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise or closely related areas.
- Contribute to ongoing development of the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, and to the field.
- Advise and mentor students in research and practice.
The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders (http://cehs.unl.edu/secd/)
is nationally known for its graduate programs in Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, and Audiology. Department faculty are committed to addressing important problems and developing interventions that facilitate academic success, social/emotional development, autonomous communication, and sensory access and rehabilitation throughout the lifespan. Current areas of research include academic (reading, writing, math) and behavioral interventions; learning technologies; neuroimaging; speech physiology; communication technologies; amplification and perception; stuttering; and auditory and vestibular physiology. The Department has active research collaborations on campus with the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior; the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; and the Schmoker Reading Center. Collaborations also exist with Boys Town National Research Institute, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, and school districts.
Lincoln, Nebraska is a vibrant college town of approximately 300,000 that combines the cultural richness of a large university with the affordability of a midwestern city.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.Minimum Required Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in special education or related field (e.g., developmental psychology, school psychology, early childhood).
- Expertise in young children (birth to Grade 3) with disabilities (e.g., low incidence disabilities, high incidence disabilities) or at risk.
- Established record of or evidence of strong potential for programmatic research and peer-reviewed publications.
- Two (2) years of teaching experience or other related experience (e.g., exceptional expertise, documented scholarship, skills, or experience with children).
- Evidence of commitment to practices that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity.
How to Apply:
- Experience in college teaching.
- Experience in academic/instructional methods or behavior.
Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
- Letter of application that includes research, teaching, and commitment to diversity statements.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Two completed research articles. Combine and attach using the “Other Document” link.
- Names and contact information for three professional references.
Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Jessica Namkung at [email protected]
or 402-472-3948.For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:
Dr. Jessica NamkungJob Category (old):
Faculty Tenure/Tenure LeadingJob Type:
9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:
NoPlanned Hire Date:
August 15, 2022