Teaching Assistant Professor in Special Education

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign College of Education

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 University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu.EEO.

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; see 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 2, 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 meadan@illinois.edu or (217) 333-0260.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. 

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