Assistant Professor of Practice: Special Education-Early Childhood

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted March 21, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Early Childhood/Special Education: The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking qualified candidates to expand its program in Early Childhood Special Education with the addition of a position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. This is position is non-tenure-leading with 12-month appointments of up to 3 years and renewable thereafter with potential for promotion in rank to Associate and Full Professor of Practice. Responsibilities: Teach primarily undergraduate and graduate-level students majoring in early intervention and early childhood special education teacher preparation programs. Additional teaching is possible in foundation courses for all special education majors. Arrange and supervise practicum and student teaching experiences with young children with disabilities in collaboration with public schools and community agencies for local and distance education students. Provide professional outreach and service in the department, college, university and state. Qualifications: Required: Earned doctorate in Special Education with focus on early intervention and early childhood special education (birth to age 5); eligibility for Nebraska teacher certification in Special Education; experience with infants, toddlers, and/or preschool-age children with disabilities; teaching experience in higher education. Preferred: Experience with inclusive early childhood programs; experience with blended early childhood education training partnerships, special education foundation courses and teaching distance education. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, view requisition F_130199 at and click on "Apply to this job", complete the form and attach: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching philosophy statement; and (4) contact information for three references. Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Christine Marvin, 253C Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0738; phone: 402-472-5483; email: The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders ( is nationally known for its graduate programs in Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, and Audiology. Its 35 faculty members are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative inquiry to understand and mitigate disabilities affecting learning, speech, language, hearing, and balance. The department is housed in the Barkley Memorial Center on the university's beautiful east campus where faculty and staff work in state-of-the-art classrooms, clinics and research laboratories. The department is partnered with a number of university centers dedicated to the advancement of research and quality supports for young children, youth, families and schools in urban and rural communities. Nebraska is known nationally for its public school commitment to early childhood education, including infants and toddlers with disabilities and young children living in poverty and/or immigrant families. Lincoln Nebraska is a vibrant Big-10 college town of approximately 260,000 that combines the cultural richness of a large university with the affordability and easy living of a small Midwestern city. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance and dual careers.

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