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Personnel Preparation : Faculty Search Announcements Last Updated: Nov 14th, 2006 - 17:39:12

University of Florida Seeks Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Special Education
By Hazel Jones
Nov 14, 2006, 17:33

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University of Florida
College of Education
Faculty Position—Assistant Professor

The Department of Special Education is seeking an assistant professor with expertise in early childhood special education for a 9 month tenure-track position to begin August, 2007. Faculty in the early childhood program area are committed to interdisciplinary training and research and work collaboratively across the three units: Special Education, Educational Psychology, and Teaching and Learning. This collaboration includes the development and implementation of the Unified Early Childhood (UEC) Proteach teacher education program, a 5-year program preparing teachers to work with children from birth to age 8 in inclusive settings, as well as a number of research and personnel preparation projects.

The Department of Special Education has a long history of innovation in teacher education and research. It was recently ranked 9th among special education programs by US News & World Report. With 21 faculty members in tenure-line and non-tenure line positions, programs include unified teacher preparation and advanced graduate programs through the Ph.D. Special education faculty currently administer over 30 funded projects addressing personnel preparation, leadership development, and a wide range of research areas. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.coe.ufl.edu/Departments/SpecialEd/index.html

The College of Education at the University of Florida (UF) offers nationally acclaimed professional preparation programs and, over the past 5 years, has been awarded grants and contracts totaling over $25 million.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include conducting research and teaching. Additional responsibilities include supervising and advising doctoral students; obtaining external funding; developing collaborative relationships with schools and community agencies; and serving on various college and statewide committees.

Eligibility Requirements: Qualifications include an earned doctorate in special education with emphasis in early childhood special education or related field; evidence of an emerging research focus or research potential; and experience teaching young children with disabilities. College level teaching experience and/or expertise in ESOL is desirable.

Apply to: Dr. Hazel Jones, Search Committee Chair, Department of Special Education, PO Box 117050, G315 Norman Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611-7050.

Deadline: Applicants should send a letter of application curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, and three samples of scholarly writing. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after December 1, 2006, and will continue to accept and review applications until the position is filled.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

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