Early Elementary (5-8), Early Intervention (0-3), Preschool (3-5)
The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling is seeking two outstanding candidates to fill tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor positions with expertise in (a) reading and language arts instruction for students with disabilities, or (b) early childhood special education. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, these are 1.0 FTE, 9-month academic year positions. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2021. Additional information or questions concerning these positions can be sent to: Dr. Timothy A. Slocum, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 797-3212.
Serve as a member of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation faculty including:
Developing an active line of research
Teaching face-to-face and web-based synchronous and asynchronous undergraduate and/or graduate classes
Supervising undergraduate and graduate field experiences
Advising and mentoring graduate students
Collaborating in department and university program development and committees
Seeking extramural funding to support graduate students and research
Doctorate (ABD may be considered) in special education or related field
Direct service experience with individuals with disabilities
A history of positive working relationships with teachers, clinicians, administrators, and faculty
Expertise in either:
evidence-based reading and language arts instruction for students with disabilities or
early childhood special education
Additional Minimum Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank
Evidence of potential to be an excellent, productive scholar and researcher
Evidence of potential to be an effective college-level teacher
Evidence of potential to obtain extramural funding for research and/or training activities
Additional Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank
Established record of excellence and productivity in scholarship and research
Established record of effective college-level teaching
Established record of obtaining extramural funding for research and/or training activities
Qualified candidates who have one (or more) of the following qualifications will be given preference:
Expertise in effective instruction and curricular adaptation to support the inclusion of children with disabilities
Expertise in explicit and systematic instruction
Research focus on children who represent culturally and linguistically diverse populations
Relevant birth-12th grade teaching experience
Expertise in single case research design
Expertise in quantitative analysis including multi-level modeling and other advanced statistical techniques
Expertise in multi-tiered systems of academic and behavior support (response to intervention and school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports)
Expertise in applications of behavior analysis in education
Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding for research and/or training activities,
Expertise in assessment, evaluation, and/or policy in education
Internal Number: 2020-3024
About Utah State University
The USU special education (SPED) and rehabilitation counseling (RC) programs are nationally ranked with SPED among the top 25 and RC ranked in the top 15 according to US News and World Report. The department has a strong culture of collegiality, high expectations with high support, and collaboration across disciplines to produce meaningful outcomes. The Department has a strong commitment to supporting diversity among the faculty, staff, and student body. Our mission is to prepare high quality professionals; identify, implement, and disseminate evidence-based practices; and conduct research and outreach in collaboration with community partners. Our work is critical to ensure the full inclusion of people with disabilities across educational, community, and employment domains.
The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling offers special education degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The bachelor’s program prepares graduates to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities, severe disabilities, and/or young children with disabilities ages 0-5. The department offers three master’s degrees: Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Edu...cation (M.Ed.) in Special Education, and Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.). The Special Education master’s programs may be combined with a BCBA course sequence. The SPED master’s program is ranked as 5th “Best Value Masters Programs in Special Education 2015-2016” and the Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling is ranked #15 in the country by US News and World Report. The department sponsors a doctoral (Ph.D.) program in Disability Disciplines which includes specializations in (1) special education, (2) applied behavior analysis, (3) rehabilitation counseling, (4) speech and language pathology, (5) audiology, (6) pathokinesiology, and (7) disability studies. Doctoral scholars are highly valued as contributors of research, mentoring, and service. On-campus service and research opportunities associated with the department and the doctoral program include Aggies Elevated, a post-secondary education program for young adults with intellectual disabilities; ASSERT, an internationally recognized preschool program for children with autism; and Behavior Support Services, an out-patient clinic specializing in the treatment of challenging behavior and acquisition of appropriate behavior and skills. Our faculty also direct a variety of research, personnel preparation, and service projects in partnership with Utah schools, with the scope of work spanning from individual technical assistance to systems-level capacity building. The use of technology enables statewide outreach efforts, with a focus on supporting rural schools. Faculty in the Department have a strong history of collaboration with other departments including Psychology, Teacher Education and Leadership (which features a Literacy Clinic), Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, and others.
The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling is recognized nationally for its personnel preparation and research. Department faculty, along with colleagues from the Center for Persons with Disabilities (one of 50 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities), have a well-established record of obtaining research and training grants, providing national and international consulting, editing national journals, and participating in professional organizations. More information on the Department can be found on our website at: https://sper.usu.edu/.