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Assistant/Associate Professor- Special Education

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID351432

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9402

Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp

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Position Overview:The Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota seeks an individual to contribute to research, teaching, and service with a primary affiliation within the Special Education Program. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with a target start of August 2023 and is expected to be filled at the rank of either tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor. We seek an individual with expertise that encompasses the science of academic intervention for individuals with disabilities and/or the science of implementation of interventions within education systems. Specific areas of emphasis are open, though we particularly welcome individuals whose research examines academic intervention and implementation outcomes in preschool to age 21 (P21) educational settings. Individuals interested in this position should demonstrate existing and future potential for interdisciplinary and community engaged work. Further, we look forward to learning how interested individuals will prioritize building an equitable, inclusive, and diverse scholarly environment and research agenda. The Special Education Program is consistently ranked among the top 10 nationally with a long history of leading research and teacher preparation known to meaningfully impact policies and practices within the communities we serve. As an established program area within a department and college that are making substantial investments towards future growth and impact, this position offers a unique opportunity for an individual looking to grow their professional network and advance their research within a university located in a dynamic urban community.The University of Minnesota encourages a healthy work life balance for employees. CEHD is committed to an excellent employee experience, offering a flexible work environment that meets the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the communities we serve. Flexible work arrangements may include flexibility in schedule and/or work location. All UMN employees are expected to follow applicable public health and safety procedures.Job Responsibilities:This position will be responsible for: Research (40%)

Develop and sustain a strong and coherent record of scholarship pertinent to academic intervention and implementation for individuals with disabilities. Contribute to interdisciplinary research through engaging centers and departments of the College and University. Applicants should be committed to securing external funds in support of their scholarly inquiry. Research in school settings is preferred.Advising and Teaching (40%)
Mentor masters and doctoral-level student research, with opportunities to mentor undergraduate research. Teach graduate-level courses in special education and/or education research. Course assignment(s) will build on the individual's areas of expertise and research. Serve on graduate committees for students in special education as well as other areas of the Department and College as appropriate. Service (20%)
Participate in Program, Department, College, University, and other service and public engagement activities. Service on internal committees or task forces, activities supporting relevant professional organizations, and engaging with community stakeholders. Applicants should be committed to making strong contributions to the activities of the Department, Special Education Program, the College, and the University.


Required Qualifications:
An earned doctorate, Ph.D. preferred, in special education or related field. (ABD candidates will be considered provided they can document that they are on track to complete their doctorate by August 2023. Emerging (Assistant) or evidence (Associate) of a
programmatic line of research that advances the science of academic intervention and/or the science of implementation record of publication and research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations commitment to working effectively with colleagues, students, and community members commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of potential for attracting external research funding Evidence of prior higher education teaching and advising/mentoring experience Evidence of prior leadership in teaching, research, or service Experience teaching in a P21 school setting Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in one's work and ways of working Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship

About the Department

About the Department of Educational PsychologyEducational Psychology involves the study of cognitive, behavioral, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan. Our research advances scientific knowledge of learning processes and their application in diverse educational and community settings. Educational Psychology prepares the next generation of scholars and practitioners in the psychological foundations of education, research methods, and the science and practice of counseling psychology, school psychology, and special education. Educational Psychology's scholarship and teaching enhance professional practice in schools and universities, community mental health agencies, business and industrial organizations, early childhood programs, and government agencies. Our faculty, staff, and students provide leadership and consultation to the state, the nation, and the international community in each area of educational psychology. For further information visit our website.About the College of Education and Human DevelopmentThe College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is a world leader in discovering, creating, sharing, and applying principles and practices of multiculturalism and multidisciplinary scholarship to advance teaching and learning and to enhance the psychological, physical, and social development of children, youth, and adults across the lifespan in families, organizations, and communities. CEHD is the third largest college at the University of Minnesota, houses seven departments with ten undergraduate majors, over 30 graduate degree programs, and 25 centers and institutes. We are committed to diversity in our students, faculty and staff; 40% of our new first year students are students of color and more than 250 of our international students represent over 50 different countries. For further information:


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays.
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Employer-paid disabilityand life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Excellent retirement plans with generous employer contribution and immediate vesting
  • Tuition reimebursement opportunities covering 75% of eligible tution
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

    How To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. After clicking submit, return to your application through the "My Job Applications" page and upload your documents into the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. This position requires that you upload the following documents to be fully considered for the position:
    a cover letter addressing qualifications, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a curriculum vita, and three reference's names, contact addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. The teaching and research statements should include prior and/or proposed contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.Application Deadline: The initial screening of applications will begin in October. For best consideration, please submit application materials by October 20, 2022.For general questions about the application process, contact Alicia Vegell To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612)-624-UOHR (8687).


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.CEHD and the University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: CEHD, diversity is necessary to doing our best work and fostering humanity. That's why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment. We strive to weave these core values into the work of each department and all of the programs. We are deeply engaged with our surrounding community, and our students, staff, and faculty are encouraged and empowered to enhance equity, inspire change, learn and grow personally, and prepare professionally to encounter and engage in systemic transformation. For more information, visit Department of Educational Psychology is deeply committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our undergraduate and graduate programs, in our teaching and learning, in our research and clinical practice, and in our outreach and service across fields of educational psychology. Our goal is to be a welcoming and affirming place where all faculty, staff, and students- Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQI*A, international scholars, those with disabilities, Deaf people, those with intersecting identities, and other members of diverse groups-feel supported to attain and exceed their expectations. Our department strives for social justice and to be a place where respectful exchanges of ideas allow us to embrace the power of diversity of perspectives and backgrounds to enrich us all. For further information:

    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage

    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Keywords: University of Minnesota, St. Paul , Assistant/Associate Professor- Special Education, Education / Teaching , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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