Job ID: 108893

Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities

East Tennessee State University

  • Jul. 9, 2018
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities
  • Educational Foundations and Special Education
  • East Tennessee State University
    Johnson City, TN
  • Open until filled; Review of applications will begin on July 21, 2018
  • August 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Special Education

The Department of Educational Foundations & Special Education at East Tennessee State University invites applications for a tenure track position in Moderate to Severe Disabilities with open rank to begin Fall of 2018. The successful tenure track candidate will be expected to contribute to the success of the department through research, teaching, and service (e.g., program building, administrative committees and leadership, and graduate mentoring). Instructional roles include teaching special education courses in methods for teaching students with moderate to severe disabilities, teaching research methods courses, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in theses and other research. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop or continue an ongoing research agenda in his/her area of expertise, including consistent publications in peer reviewed journals, professional presentations, and externally funded initiatives. Service as chair or committee member on thesis and dissertation committees is expected. The successful candidate must contain strong statistical knowledge and skills including the ability to collect, analyze and interpret quantitative data.

Required qualifications include: a) an earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field with an appropriate special educational focus (ABDs defending their dissertation by the end of the semester before the start date will be considered for Assistant Professor); b) evidence of independent research/scholarship and/or external funding, commensurate with rank; c) teaching experience in public K-12 settings with individuals with disabilities; and d) formal university instruction commensurate with rank.

Preference will be given to candidates from under represented populations, and those who demonstrate knowledge of diversity, skills in addressing needs of diverse groups, and an appreciation for multiculturalism and multilingualism. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate proficiency in teaching appropriate university courses and the potential for success in research and grant work.

Details for this position are and application instructions are available at Review of applications will begin on July 21, 2018.

East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a Carnegie "Doctoral Research Intensive" institution. ETSU enrolls over 14,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU is located in the heart of the beautiful Southern Appalachians. The main campus is in Johnson City, the largest city within the Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia region that borders Western North Carolina.

  • East Tennessee State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ETSU employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. ETSU is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all eligible persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Cynthia Chambers
    Educational Foundations and Special Education
    East Tennessee State University
    Johnson City, TN
  • 423-439-7586

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