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Assistant Professor in Special Education

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor in Special Education
Requisition Number FE02742
Working Title
Department Name 8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed, Rehab Counsel
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Earned doctorate in special education prior to start date.
Required Related Experience
Experience as a P-12 special educator with a focus in high incidence disabilities (e.g., mild/moderate, Learning Disabilities)
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 teaching methods for learning disabilities in the special education program across elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. The assistant professor will also contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in special education through her/his/their scholarship.

The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective January 16th, 2022 or August 15, 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Responsibilities include the following: Teach two courses each semester (fall and spring); maintain an active line of research relevant to special education (e.g., peer reviewed publications, grant proposals, presentations); 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 prior to start date, experience as a P-12 special educator with a focus in high incidence disabilities (e.g., mild/moderate, Learning Disabilities), a commitment to innovative inclusive education, effective collaboration with P-12 partners in education, evidence of positively impacting student growth and achievement reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will possess training in teaching methods for students with learning disabilities and literacy.

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 Writing Sample), evaluations of any college teaching (upload under Specific Request 1), and research and teaching statements on diversity, equity, and inclusion within special education (upload under Specific Request 2), names and contact information for three current references familiar with the applicant’s work (upload under Specific Request 3).

The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is committed to diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and human dignity, and a sense of community. We strongly encourage submission of applications for this Special Education position from members of historically excluded groups, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expressions, ideas and perspectives, religious and cultural beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability, and socioeconomic status.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs:
Dr. Kera Ackerman: kera.ackerman@uky.edu / 859-257-4713 or Dr. Debra Harley: debra.harley@uky.edu / 859-257-4713,  Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education, College of Education, 229 Taylor Education Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0001

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Doctoral degree in high incidence disabilities and prior teaching in special education at the K-12 and/or college levels
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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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