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Clinical Assistant Research Professor of Special Education & Multiple Abilities – Renewable C...

The University of Alabama

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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Apply nowJob no: 522478
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Alabama
Categories: Non-Tenure-Track/Clinical Faculty

212701 - Special Ed and Multiple Abilities

Assistant Professor

Position Summary
The Special Education Department at the University of Alabama is seeking applications for a clinical assistant professor with expertise in assistive technology.

Detailed Position Information
This clinical position is non-tenure earning. This position presents a unique opportunity to lead and contribute to innovative projects focused on expanding assistive technology capacity in the State of Alabama. The selected candidate will collaborate closely with stakeholders in the assistive technology field and provide support to Alabama's State AT Act Program, APT AT. The main obligation of this position is to design and lead projects focused on expanding assistive technology capacity in the State of Alabama. The selected candidate will collaborate closely with stakeholders in the assistive technology field and provide support to Alabama's State AT Act Program, APT AT. This position is initially funded for one year and will be considered for renewal based on securing external funding to sustain ongoing research initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
The candidate must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in the broad field of Special Education and have experience working in the area of assistive technology. It is preferred that the candidate have established relationships with stakeholders in AT across the state of Alabama The candidate must also have applied research experience related to assistive technology. It is preferred that the candidate also have a documented history of grant funding, collaboration with AT agencies across the state of Alabama, and experience leading a research team.

The search will remain open until the position is filled and/or contingent upon funding. Only an electronic interview is required.

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
All Required Documents Must Be Submitted Via the UA Portal (incomplete set of documents will not be reviewed or considered): 1. Cover Letter detailing focus on assistive technology as well as collaboration with stakeholders in the assistive technology field. 2. Vita 3. 3-year Detailed Research Plan (attach as other document 1) 4. Official Transcript with conferred Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree from an accredited university (attach as other document 2) 5. Two Professional Letters of Recommendation from persons familiar with your research line from university research faculty who are not current supervisors or past doctoral advisors. 6. Sample of Research Publications per the setting, population, and area foci detailed above (either published, in press, or submitted for publication) (maximum of 5) (attach as other document 3)

About the Division/College/School
For over 150 years, the College of Education has been dedicated to developing professionals with the expertise needed to advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners. By effectively preparing graduates to pursue their pedagogical and scholarly endeavors, the College of Education aims to lead Alabama in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service. Our faculty’s research, teaching, and service is widely recognized through their securement of external funding, national awards, professional organization leadership, established centers and offices, and outreach to the local, state, and national communities. Faculty in the college are free to pursue their passions, partner with the local communities, and excel in their many pursuits of academia.

The College of Education consists of six academic departments and 29 high-caliber programs, including opportunities that enable students to earn specialized degrees in teacher education, exercise science, and educational neuroscience. Through a robust offering of main campus options, online degrees, and certification programs, the College is poised to accommodate any learner. The College of Education is also home to the No. 1 competitive adaptive sports program in the nation, UA Adapted Athletics, and proudly supports their successes at their state-of-the-art facilities. With teaching, research, and outreach efforts that serve the local community and beyond, the College of Education continues to expand its footprint in both the world of academia and in our global society.

The College of Education is committed to advancing opportunities for all of its community members, including increasing and retaining faculty, staff, and students from a range of backgrounds and areas of expertise, creating a culture that welcomes a vibrant and global college community, and providing opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to develop competencies that support these efforts. For more information on the College of Education’s commitments and efforts, please visit our website:

About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"

Advertised: 25 Apr 2024 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 Jul 2024 Central Daylight Time


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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