University of Georgia — Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education

Mary Frances Early College of Education
Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education

The Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education (CSSE) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Assistant Professor with expertise in dyslexia and high-incidence disabilities. Priority areas of expertise for this position include identification and intervention of dyslexia, literacy interventions, and/or evidence-based practices for high-incidence disabilities. An advanced Assistant Professor eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor would also be considered. This is an academic year (9 month) full-time tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2023.

The Special Education program offers a bachelor’s degree, endorsements, a master’s degree, and a research doctorate in special education. The program is part of an interdisciplinary department within a college that includes a range of health, clinical, professional, and educational programs. More information about the department can be found at

Responsibilities will include all of the following and other related assignments:

  • Sustain a line of research that contributes to scientific advancement in an area related to dyslexia and/or high incidence disabilities.
  • Actively pursue external funding for research.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face, online, and/or blended).
  • Advise students and direct thesis and dissertation research.
  • Engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service.

Required Qualifications include all of the following:

  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in special education or closely related field
  • A record of high-quality scholarly publications, such as peer-reviewed journal articles
  • A record of obtaining external funding to support research programs, or demonstrable potential
  • A record of successful teaching at the university level
  • A record of collaborative, professional interactions or service supporting students, the institution, and/or the discipline

Preferred Qualifications for this position include:

  • A record of research, teaching, or service activities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The appointment will be for the regular 9-month academic year. Additional opportunities for summer employment may be available. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications for the position should be submitted through UGAJobs link and will require all of the following:

  • A letter of application specifically responsive to the position’s responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications, as described above with particular attention to research and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A complete curriculum vitae
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • The names of three persons who can provide letters of reference. If the candidate prefers their interest in this position to remain confidential, state this request in the letter of application; references will then not be contacted until the search committee has corresponded with the applicant

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chairs (Dr. Rebecca Lieberman-Betz, or Dr. Kimberly Viel-Ruma,

Review of applications will begin November 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

This position is contingent on the continued availability of funding.