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Requisition # 73388

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, August 20th, 2018
College:College of Education
Department:Teaching and Learning



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

Open Rank Professor in Special Education

The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for one-to-two academic year open rank (i.e., assistant/associate/full professor) tenure-track faculty positions in Special Education beginning August 2019.

We seek individuals with evidence of significant professional promise or accomplishment in research that impacts special education. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a robust program of empirical research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and teacher education, and advise undergraduate, MA, and PhD students.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will continue a robust empirical research program in special education; design and teach undergraduate/graduate courses in special education and teacher education with a commitment to online offerings; and advise undergraduate, MA, and PhD students.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding; participate in the activities of professional organizations; be involved with local, state, and national activities that support the practice of special education; and engage in service to the program, department, college, and university. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours a semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms.

Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.

Appointment: Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 2019.

Screening: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the Program: The Department of Teaching and Learning (T & L) at the University of Iowa includes over 30 faculty members; within T & L, the Special Education program has three tenure-track faculty, one clinical-track faculty member, and one post-doctoral scholar. These faculty work with and/or direct prominent centers on campus, including the Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC) and UI REACH. Faculty also are actively engaged in local and surrounding areas through school-based research and service activities. The special education program is committed to the research and training of undergraduate and graduate students in serving K-12 students with and at risk for disabilities as they progress through school and transition into life beyond school. We offer two degrees: a M.A. with or without thesis and Ph.D. In addition, we offer an added Special Education endorsement for elementary education undergraduate majors.

About the College: The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  

About the University and Surrounding Community: The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.  UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909.  UI ranks #31 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U. S. News & World Report).  More than 33,000 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 12 colleges.   

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities.  With 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown.  Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world.  The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. 

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. 


Education Requirement:

Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in special education or a related discipline by August 2019.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Evidence of scholarly productivity and/or promise of such in special education;

  2. Successful teaching experience in K-12 classrooms;

  3. Record of effective teaching at the postsecondary level; 

  4. Potential for securing external funds for research, training, and program development;

  5. Experience with building partnerships with local schools and communities; and 

  6. Experience working with diverse populations.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Record of effective teaching in special education courses at the postsecondary level;

  2. Licensure (or eligible for licensure) in special education or related field working with K-12 students with disabilities;

  3. Established record of securing external funds for research, training, and/or program development;

  4. Experience teaching and/or designing online instruction; and 

  5. Expertise in at least one of the following areas: academic interventions (mathematics or reading), Autism Spectrum Disorders or high-incidence disabilities including learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, or mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Two to three samples of scholarly writing
Graduate college transcripts
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Allison L Bruhn - allison-bruhn@uiowa.edu
Cedu-Teaching & Learning
Lindquist Center
240 South Madison Street
N252 LC
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-335-5433
Department URL: https://education.uiowa.edu/teach

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