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Personnel Preparation : Faculty Search Announcements Last Updated: Nov 14th, 2006 - 17:52:59


Utah State University Seeks Assistant Professor in Mild/Moderate Disabilities
By Timothy Slocum
Nov 14, 2006, 17:49

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UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPENING
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION – MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION

The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position with a focus on teaching students with mild/moderate disabilities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Doctorate (ABD will be considered) in special education or related field
• Direct service experience with students with disabilities
• A history of positive working relationships with teachers, administrators, and faculty
• Evidence of the potential to be a productive scholar and researcher
• Evidence of the potential to be an excellent college-level teacher

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Expertise in behavioral and direct instruction strategies for education
• Expertise in instruction for students with mild/moderate disabilities
• Expertise in mathematics instruction for students with disabilities
• Expertise in assessment of students with mild/moderate disabilities
• Evidence of potential for securing external funds
• At least two years of public school special education teaching experience
• Experience in technology-enhanced college teaching and electronic distance education (on-line and videoconferencing delivery models)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as a member of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation faculty with a primary focus on students with mild/moderate disabilities; this entails:
• teaching on-campus and distance undergraduate and graduate classes
• supervising practica and student teaching
• advising and mentoring graduate students
• participating in departmental and university program development and committees
• developing an active line of research
• collaborating with other departmental faculty in writing grants for extramural funding

RANK/SALARY:
Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. An excellent fringe benefit package is provided that includes medical and disability insurance and retirement benefits that amount to approximately one third of the salary.

THE DEPARTMENT:
The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation offers degree programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. The bachelors program prepares graduates to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities, severe disabilities, and/or young children with disabilities. The department has three masters programs: Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, and Master of Science (M.S.) in Rehabilitation Counseling. The department sponsors a doctoral (PhD) program in Disability Disciplines which includes specializations in (1) special education, (2) applied behavior analysis, (3) rehabilitation counseling, and (4) disability studies. The Department of Special Education
and Rehabilitation is recognized nationally for its personnel preparation and research. The department faculty, along with colleagues from the university-affiliated Center for Persons with Disabilities have a well-established record of obtaining research and training grants, national and international consulting, editorial work on national journals, and participation in professional organizations. The Department has consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally in both Special Education and Rehabilitation. More information on the Department can be found on the website at: sped.usu.edu.

THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
Utah State University (USU), a land-grant university, is a Carnegie Research Extensive Institution, a designation held by only 3% of universities in the United States. Faculty members at USU rank among the top ten in the United States for per capita research dollars generated. Enrollment (undergraduate and graduate students) exceeds 25,000. There are 45 departments in eight academic colleges and a School of Graduate Studies offering 34 doctoral and 98 master's programs. USU has a national and international reputation for its education, agricultural, engineering, and forestry academic programs. The College of Education and Human Services is ranked 3rd nationally in terms of grant-funded research with $189 million over the past ten years and $25.8 million in 2004-05. It is one of the largest colleges of education in the nation, with eight departments, over 115 tenure-track faculty, and hundreds of research-supported employees.

THE REGION
Logan is located in Cache Valley (population ~100,000) in the mountains of northern Utah, 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is at the mouth of Logan Canyon, a scenic gateway to a wide variety of recreational opportunities. There are forest service campgrounds and extensive fishing, biking, hiking, and skiing opportunities within a few miles of campus. Local schools have a reputation of being strong academically and housing costs are moderate. Logan boasts a large regional hospital and excellent medical and dental care services.

BEGINNING DATE:
August 1, 2007

DEADLINE:
Review of applications begins January 1, 2007. Position will be open until filled.

MORE INFORMATION:
For more information contact:
Dr. Timothy Slocum
Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation
tslocum@cc.usu.edu
435-797-3212

TO APPLY:
To apply, submit:
1. A letter of application that specifically addresses your qualifications for this position
2. A current vita
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. Three additional professional references

Apply online:
Go to: http://jobs.usu.edu
a. click “search postings”
b. enter 050563 in the Req ID search field


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
Women and minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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