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Special Education

Posting: 13426
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2014-12-02

Revised Posting

The Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences (SPECS) in the College of Education (COE) announces a tenure-line open rank faculty position in special education beginning September 2015.

The faculty position will reside in the nationally-ranked special education program.  The department offers master’s and doctoral programs to a diverse student body focusing on the full range of disability categories.  Faculty members are expected to engage in the full range of research, teaching, and service activities consistent with the requirements of an Association of American Universities (AAU) research university.  Candidates who also have demonstrated capacity to contribute to general education undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in Special Education or related area.

  • 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 disabilities or at risk for academic difficulties.

  • Demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct, administer and sustain a significant program of research that is scientifically rigorous and applicable to school-based problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the post-secondary/higher education level.

  • 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 courses taught in an online fashion.

  • Demonstrated ability or potential to extend evidence-based instructional practices to educational systems.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the College of Education and the University.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education with an emphasis on instructional design and development, instructional methods, and intervention.

  • Advise and supervise a diverse student body in our master’s and doctoral programs Special Education.

  • Provide staff development and technical assistance to local and state agencies.

  • Conduct an active, independent, externally funded program of research.

  • Contribute to the implementation of the college-wide diversity strategic plan.

  • Contribute to program area, department, college, and university governance.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date:  September 16, 2015

Application Process

Candidates with demonstrated experience and competency in instruction and other academic learning problems or related areas are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.  The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.  Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply:  Electronically submit a cover letter addressing your interests and qualifications, a current vita, three letters of recommendation, and copies of three publications to spedsearch@uoregon.edu.  To be assured of consideration, please submit applications by August 15, 2014.  Application review will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Edward J. Kame’enui, Dean-Knight Professor at ekamee@uoregon.edu. Questions about the search process can be directed to Amy Green (amygreen@uoregon.edu).