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Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Faculty Jobs
Education, Special Education
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 812470
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly
Position Summary

The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Learning Disabilities and content area learning, with particular emphasis on mathematics or literacy. The appointment will be in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education.

The College of Education at Michigan State is widely recognized as a leading intellectual center for educational research and teacher education. The College is interdisciplinary and research-oriented, with strong support for scholarship and many opportunities for collaboration. Our Special Education program includes undergraduate, multiple fully online master’s (including in both Learning Disabilities and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support), a hybrid Applied Behavior Analysis master’s, and doctoral degree granting programs. A successful faculty member will maintain an active research program; develop national visibility; seek external funding to support their research program; mentor and advise graduate students; and participate in local, state, and national service activities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Special Education or related field

Minimum Requirements

Applicants for this position must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education in special education or a related area. They must demonstrate evidence of a productive research program, including an established publication record in the area of Learning Disabilities and the content areas of literacy or mathematics, with potential to acquire national visibility as a scholar and leader. Prior experience as a special education teacher or other professional with expertise in evidence-based practices in the area of LD is desirable as is a prior record of successful teaching of undergraduates or graduate students. Strong applicants will have demonstrated efforts to secure extramural research funding, either successfully or with a high probability of future success.

Required Application Materials

Letter of Application/Cover letter


Copies of two to three recent publications

Letters from three professional references

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

Interested persons should apply to position #812470 via the link at The applicant will need to include a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of 2 to 3 recent publications, and letters from three professional references. Please feel free to email Dr. Emily Bouck. Applications will begin on October 3, 2022. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

Michigan State University has a distinguished record in special education through undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare alumni to make a difference in and out of classrooms.

Our programs are recognized for their commitment to success through high graduation rates, and attention to student interests with distinctive learning areas and concentration opportunities

MSU’s programs in special education offer faculty with expertise in a variety of areas. Students are encouraged to pursue their research and career interests through our courses, and utilize faculty expertise to help guide and shape their experiences on campus or online.

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (CEPSE) at Michigan State University is committed to the study of human learning and development across the life span. CEPSE faculty and students bring an important array of conceptual, technical and therapeutic perspectives to the study of learning in a wide variety of contexts.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Sep 15, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 15, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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