Teaching Assistant Professor - Department of Special Education, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2021


Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education, College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Special Education seeks a full-time, nine month Teaching Assistant Professor. This is a non-tenure track position, renewable contingent upon performance reviews. The University of Illinois is a world leader in teaching, research and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge.

The Department, ranked 9th among special education departments in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2020), is committed to the production and dissemination of new knowledge in the field. Faculty and graduate students in the Department work in diverse educational and community settings, and prepare educational professionals at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels. Departmental faculty engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and conduct research on a range of timely and critical topics; www.education.illinois.edu/sped.

Position responsibilities: In the Department of Special Education, Teaching Assistant Professors carry a teaching load of 3 courses per semester (6 per year). The appointment is  conceptualized as: 60% teaching, 30% research, and 10% service.

Qualifications: Preferred candidates must hold a PhD degree in Special Education or a related field and have a successful record of college teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach, in both online and face-to-face formats, a wide range of undergraduate and graduate special education courses (PreK-High School).

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2021.    

Applications:  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 1, 2021 at 5pm CST. All requested information must be submitted to be considered. Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu. You must upload one combined pdf file that contains the following documents: a cover letter that summarizes teaching, research, and service experiences; vitae; teaching statement; teaching evaluations; scholarly work (if available); and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Invitations to a virtual interview may be extended before the closing date; however, no decision will be made before that date. For more information, contact the search committee chair: Professor Hedda Meadan at [email protected] or (217) 333-0260.

 Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).