Assistant Professor, Special Education (Continuing Track) - School of Education, Center for Disabilities Studies, College of Education & Human Development, University of Delaware

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018


The School of Education (SOE) and the Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware invite applications for a 12-month Continuing Track faculty position in special education with a focus on individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The position would be at the assistant professor rank in SOE with a joint appointment in CDS. Affiliation with SOE and CDS affords access to a fertile environment for applied research, community engagement, and program development. As a continuing track faculty member, the candidate will have the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities, gain promotion, take sabbatical leave, and enjoy the security of a multi-year appointment.  Qualified candidates should be interested in establishing a long-term career at the University of Delaware. The start date of the position is July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • design and teach face-to-face and/or online undergraduate and graduate courses in SOE in the areas of special education and autism spectrum disorders;
  • take a lead role with CDS on conceptualization and delivery of statewide training and technical assistance initiatives on evidence-based practices in autism;
  • develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaborations with state and federal agencies, as well as national and community organizations, to expand influence and impact; and
  • collaborate with faculty, center leadership and community leaders on training, research and teaching initiatives of national importance.

The ideal candidate has a doctoral degree in special education, school or clinical psychology, applied behavior analysis or a related field, and a strong background working in the field of autism. Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is desired. SOE and CDS are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunities through leadership in teaching and training, inclusive teaching, and public engagement and outreach. Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Using the online application system at the University of Delaware, applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position; a statement of teaching philosophy, including a description of contributions to promoting diversity; a statement of research/scholarship; a current CV; and contact information for at least three references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Laura Eisenman (; 302-831-0532), Chair, Special Education Continuing Track Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.