School/Unit: School of Education
Department: SOESpecEd&DP: Dept
Purpose of Position:
Teaching, Research and Services related to advancing the mission of the department, and in particular to the Special Education & Disability Policy programs.
1.Teaching. Teach graduate courses in M.Ed. and Ph.D. Program in Special Education, specifically focusing on reading instruction; advise and supervise graduate students; mentor doctoral students in the concentration, including serving and/or chairing dissertation committees.
2.Research. Maintain a research agenda related to dyslexia and/or reading disabilities; secure external funding to support research; conduct innovative, impactful research designed to address challenges faced by children and families.
3.Service Provide meaningful service to the community through participation and leadership in department, school, and/or university committees as well as with community partners and to the profession. Serve as a mentor to junior faculty. Provide high impact community-engaged service (e.g., Board service); high impact professional service (e.g., journal editorship); high impact University, School and Department service (e.g., University committees, department leadership). Responsible for organizing the Ruth Harris Distinguished Lecture on Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities annually (e.g., identify notable scholars, identify dates, work to organize the lecture schedule).
Required Qualifications:Earned doctorate in special education, reading, or a closely related field
Well-established research program in dyslexia and/or reading disabilities that reflects innovation and impact
Evidence of a national reputation for research productivity
Track record of securing external funding
Experience in teaching and advising in special education and related fields at the graduate level
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness among faculty, staff, and students.
A record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with tenure in the Department.
Preferred Qualifications:Experience teaching and reading to students with dyslexia and/or reading disabilities in PK-12 schools;
Evidence of collaboration with research centers and institutes and/or with community agencies;
Experience in service and leadership in national or international professional organizations, particularly those that focus on the needs of children, youth, and/or adults with disabilities;
Success in advising doctoral students including serving as chair on dissertation committees; and
Research, training, and/or experience with under-served children, youth, or families in high-need school or community settings.
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