The Special Education Program at the University of Maryland is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in the area of early elementary special education (Kindergarten - 3rd grade) with expertise in either (a) mathematics in special education, and/or (b) intensive behavioral interventions. The position is tenure-track and is scheduled to begin August 2018.
The Special Education program offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees and includes program areas in early childhood, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and secondary special education. The program was ranked 11th by U.S. News and World Report in 2017 and is housed in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) within the College of Education. The College of Education houses two additional departments: Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, and Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Leadership.
The Special Education program at the University of Maryland is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. The preferred candidate will increase our national reputation, research productivity, and grant solicitation. Preference will also be given to candidates who have experience collaborating with local school districts, and with faculty on research and program development. Further, we are seeking a candidate who will attract high-quality doctoral students, and prepare teachers who have high levels of competence. Candidates are expected to have a commitment to guiding the work of undergraduate and graduate students, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds.
An earned doctoral degree in Special Education or a related field
A record of scholarship related to early elementary special education (Kindergarten - 3rd grade) with expertise in either mathematics in special education, or intensive behavioral interventions
Record of external funding
Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses
Record of research, teaching, and service
Experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and contributes to the climate of inclusivity
Increase the program’s national reputation, research productivity, and grant solicitation
Experience collaborating with local school districts, and with faculty on research and program development
Potential to attract high-quality doctoral students
Potential to prepare teachers who have high levels of competence in working with students from underrepresented backgrounds
Applicants should upload the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) for position #115077: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications related to the expectations noted above; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references; and (4) samples of scholarly writing. The review will begin on February 16, 2018. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries and nominations should be forwarded to:
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