Lehigh University — Assistant / Associate Professor in Special Education

Lehigh University’s College of Education seeks an emerging or established scholar with expertise in high incidence disabilities and academic interventions to fill a tenure track position in Special Education at the Assistant or Associate level. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative and supportive environment to maintain an active research agenda, including the pursuit of external funding. The candidate will teach graduate-level courses, including teacher preparation and doctoral courses, and supervise and mentor master’s and doctoral students. Dependent upon credentials, the successful candidate may be granted tenure upon appointment. For such consideration, candidates will be required to provide additional information and evidence of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and service. Candidates with the following background will be considered:

  • Doctorate in special education or a related area, with expertise in specific learning disabilities with an emphasis in reading disabilities, academic interventions, assessment, and inclusion.
  • Experience working with diverse K-12 populations.
  • Established or promise of a strong scholarly record and national program of research and success with or the potential to secure external funding.
  • Experience teaching and advising at the graduate level and mentoring doctoral level research, preferred.
  • A commitment to Lehigh University’s Principles of an Equitable Community found at https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/initiatives/PrinciplesEquity_Sheet_v2_032212.pdf

Lehigh University is a highly competitive Doctoral/Research Intensive University of approximately 5000 undergraduates and 2000 graduate students, and is located 1.5 hours west of New York City and 1 hour north of Philadelphia. Lehigh’s College of Education has been consistently ranked in the nation’s Top 50 Best Graduate Schools of Education. The College provides strong faculty support (e.g., competitive salaries, generous start-up package, grant writing support, post-grant award management). The special education program, which integrates teacher preparation coursework with general education, includes a highly productive and collaborative faculty who are committed to excellence in research, teaching and leadership training. Additional information about the Special Education program can be found at http://coe.lehigh.edu/academics/disciplines/sped

Candidates should submit the following at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7478: 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (one statement for each), 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) three letters of reference, and 5) three selected publications. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Inquiries and nominations can be directed to: Dr. Brenna Wood (bkw209@lehigh.edu) or Dr. Minyi Dennis (mis210@lehigh.edu), Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Education and Human Services, College of Education, Lehigh University. Review of applications begins on October 16, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. Start date is August 2017.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

General information about Lehigh University can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu. Specific information about the College of Education can be found at: http://www.coe.lehigh.edu. Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html


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