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 Assistant/Associate Professor in Special Education (002936-2013)

Purdue University is recruiting 6 faculty members who will enhance and complement ongoing efforts in autism research. Areas of specialization are expected to range from molecular, cellular, and organismal through behavioral, educational, and systems levels. New colleagues will join a large cohort of researchers and clinicians committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative investigation of autism spectrum disorders and to making a positive impact on the quality of life of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Current active searches associated with the cluster are in Biological Sciences, Education, Psychological Sciences, and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/psy/autismclusterhires.php.

The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for appointment to a 10-month tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Special Education with specific specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The faculty member will be expected to build a strong program of ASD focused research supported by scholarly publications and extramural funding, to contribute to clinical practices serving individuals with ASD and their families, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Required qualifications for this position include demonstrated potential for scholarly excellence; expertise and experience in the area of ASD; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and a PhD in special education, psychology, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with individuals with ASD as well as with inservice and preservice teachers, and knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, a statement of professional goals relative to the College of Education strategic plan http://www.education.purdue.edu/about_us/strategic_plan/, 2-3 copies of selected publications, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to Professor Teresa Taber Doughty, Special Education Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, tabert@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.