Assistant Professor, Special Education (Tenure Track) - School of Education, College of Education & Human Development, University of Delaware

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018

The School of Education (SOE) at the University of Delaware invites applications for an outstanding scholar and teacher in special education, with an emphasis in autism spectrum disorders. This 9-month tenure track faculty position is at the rank of assistant professor. The start date of the position is September 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have a high-quality scholarly specialization in students with autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan and a strong record of, or potential for, external funding. The candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate students in both traditional and online formats and, as appropriate, advise graduate students. 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 directly with individuals who have autism spectrum disorders. We are seeking an outstanding scholar who shares SOE's commitment to promoting diversity and equity and to solving critical educational and social problems through the development of knowledge and excellence in teaching and service to the citizens of Delaware, the nation, and the world.  Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The School of Education (SOE) has over 50 full-time and jointly appointed faculty, nearly 600 undergraduate majors and minors, and 360 graduate students. SOE offers an undergraduate major in elementary teacher education and undergraduate minors in educational studies, educational technology, and urban education. SOE supports several robust graduate programs at both the master's and doctoral level, including master's level online, certification, and 4+1 programs in special education with concentrations in elementary, secondary, and autism and severe disabilities. Faculty in SOE are highly active researchers in areas spanning special education, literacy and language, mathematics education, the science of learning, sociocultural approaches, and educational policy. The faculty are a methodologically diverse and collegial group of nationally and internationally known scholars.

Beyond SOE, opportunities for collaboration and innovation abound with faculty from other academic units and with community partners. Additionally, the College of Education and Human Development hosts several centers and resources, such as the Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS), which promotes increased access, opportunity and accomplishment among people with disabilities-across ages and life domains-through its multifaceted research, training and service portfolio.

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

Questions should be directed to Dr. Kristen Ritchey (; 302-831-2325), Chair, Special Education Tenure Track Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.