Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo Position in Special Education

Kent State University in Ohio

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 31, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences (LDES) in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services (EHHS) at Kent State University announces a tenure-line at the Assistant or Associate rank in Special Education beginning August 2015.


The Special Education program offers undergraduate and graduate programs to a diverse student body focusing on the full range of disability categories and faculty that contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, leadership, and service. Applicants who have demonstrated capacity to contribute to general education undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply.


More information on the Special Education program is available at http://ehhs.kent.edu/sped/


The School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences (LDES) is seeking to hire a tenure-track/tenured faculty member in Special Education, specifically in the area of high incidence disabilities. Applicants with expertise in instructional design and delivery, curriculum development and/or educator preparation for teachers of students with high incidence disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students in the discipline of special education. Successful candidates will participate in developing, refining, and continuing a systematic line of inquiry including procurement of external funding and broad dissemination. The position also includes participating in monitoring and refining degree programs to continue to meet accreditation standards and engaging in student recruitment and retention efforts. University citizenship entails participation and service in committees and promoting the strategic goals of the school, college, and university, as well as the field. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse students, staff, and community members.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Special Education.
  • Expertise in the design, development, and delivery of instruction in core academic areas (e.g., reading, writing, mathematics), including the development of instructional interventions for students with high-incidence disabilities or at risk for academic difficulties.
  • Demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct, administer and sustain a significant program of research that is applicable to school-based problems.
  • An established record of scholarly productivity and proven track record of external funding or demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in multicultural settings with diverse populations including students of color and English Language Learners.
  • Ability to advise and supervise a diverse student body in our licensure, undergraduate, and graduate programs.
  • Experience in creating or delivering online courses.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to extend evidence-based instructional practices to educational systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and the University.


Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date:  August 19, 2015

Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2014 and acceptance of applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an online job application at https://jobs.kent.edu. In addition, applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:


Drs. Peña L. Bedesem & Brian R. Barber, Search Committee Co-Chairs

Special Education Program

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

405 White Hall, Kent State University

P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001

Phone: 330-672-2294; Fax: 330-672-2512

Email: pbedesem@kent.edu and bbarber8@kent.edu


Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disabled employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. All documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are public record and subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records law.