Faculty Position in the Area of Low-Incidence Disabilities Department of Special Education Vanderbilt University's Peabody College
The Department of Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in the areas of intellectual disability, autism, and/ormultiple disabilities. We are seeking an emerging or established leader whose research addresses critical issues in the lives of these children and youth that may lead to enhanced learning and outcomes. Responsibilities include carrying out an influential program of research, teaching courses, advising graduate students, securing external funding, collaborating with schools or agencies that serve diverse students, and providing service to the university and profession. Affiliation is also possible with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development (http://kc.vanderbilt.edu), which is highly regarded for its interdisciplinary research, training, and community partnerships.
For over five decades, our Department has been a prominent leader in research and graduate training focused on individuals with disabilities, their families, and the schools and agencies that serve them. Our faculty are highly collaborative and invested in research that is ambitious, innovative, and inspiring. We partner extensively with school districts, disability organizations, and community groups to meet the needs of students with disabilities from a wide variety of backgrounds, as well as to prepare the next generation of teachers and scholars. We also share Vanderbilt's commitment to diversity in the pursuit of excellence in learning and discovery. This investment in inclusive excellence spans all of our research, teaching, advising, and service endeavors. Among Vanderbilt undergraduates, 40% of students are racial minorities, 8% are international students, and more than 66% receive financial assistance. We are seeking faculty who have experience and a strong commitment to working with students who represent a diversity of backgrounds. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, and contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested. A doctorate in special education, education, psychology, speech/language, rehabilitation, or a related field is required. Employment will also require a background clearance check.
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