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Personnel Preparation : Faculty Search Announcements Last Updated: Nov 26th, 2006 - 18:27:58


University of Kentucky Seeks Assistant Professor in Math Intervention
By Deborah Bott Slaton
Nov 26, 2006, 18:23

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Assistant Professor in Math Interventions for Students with Disabilities

The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in special education with a focus on math interventions for students with disabilities. The position will begin August 15, 2007. Review of applications is ongoing and continues until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in special education including instructional strategies, inclusion, assessment; collaborate with faculty in general education; prepare proposals for extramural funding; conduct and disseminate research; recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate students; supervise graduate studentsí research; provide service to the university, community, and profession.

Qualifications: Individuals applying for this position should have earned an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in special education; extensive knowledge of research-based mathematics interventions and access to the general education curriculum; background in Applied Behavior Analysis; at least three years of classroom experience in special education; commitment to diversity.

Context: Numerous initiatives in math education are underway at the University of Kentucky and statewide. The individual hired for this unique position will find many opportunities to collaborate with educators at all levels who are interested in improved math achievement of students with disabilities.

The department offers programs that focus on individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood. Certification and degree programs are available in interdisciplinary early childhood education, special education, and rehabilitation counseling. The department includes 19 tenure track faculty lines and numerous adjuncts, research professors, and project directors. During fiscal year 2006 funded research and personnel preparation projects in the department totaled $4.7 million. Many of these projects involved local schools and agencies. Faculty members in the department have established positive, long-standing collaborations with schools and agencies in the Lexington area.

UK is a public, research-extensive university with an enrollment of approximately 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students (www.uky.edu). Located in the beautiful Bluegrass area of Kentucky, Lexington offers a wide array of cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applications: Candidates should submit a letter of application detailing qualifications, a current vita, one sample of professional writing, and letters from three references currently familiar with applicant's work. Submit materials to Dr. Deborah Bott Slaton, 229 Taylor Education Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0001; fax: 859-257-1325; office: 859-257-7912; dslaton@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky, the College of Education, and the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling are strongly committed to increasing diversity in their community of students and faculty. Individuals with ethnically diverse backgrounds are actively encouraged to contact us to explore interest in this position. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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