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Assistant Professor in Special Education (002649-2012)

Responsibilities: The Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University invites applications for appointment to a 10-month tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Special Education with additional specialization including but not limited to literacy for students with mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging in discovery, learning, and engagement. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to develop a focused program of publishable research, to publish this research in high-quality journals, and to seek extramural funding to support his/her scholarly endeavors. Advising graduate students at the Ph.D. and Master’s level as well as serving on students’ graduate committees is expected. The candidate may teach courses in special education, service courses for the college, and courses in his/her area of additional specialty, and thus contribute to the quality of education at Purdue University. Finally, the candidate will be expected to participate in service endeavors at the departmental and college levels.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include demonstrated potential for scholarly excellence; a record of successful involvement in P-12 schools; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a strong commitment to research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a Ph.D. in special education, educational psychology, or related field. Preferred qualifications include (a) a program of research that will attract extramural funding, (b) experience working with inservice and preservice educators, and (c) experience working with students with disabilities. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or engagement. Duties associated with this position include scholarship, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service.

Applications: 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/index.html), 2-3 copies of selected publications, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to Professor Emily Bouck, Special Education Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Studies, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, bouck@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin October 19, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

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