Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Special Education - Learning Disabilities

Position ID: 39997
Georgia State University
Education & Human Development
Learning Science
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education - Learning Disabilities

(Log #20-005)

The Department of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development invites an energetic, collaborative scholar to apply for our tenure-track assistant professor position in Learning Disabilities to begin August 2019.

The Department of Learning Sciences is committed to excellent college teaching and to strong research programs that are externally funded. The Department averages 5 million dollars annually in external funding from various federal agencies such as the Institute of Educational Sciences, the Office of Special Education programs, and the National Institutes of Health. Strong internal research support for faculty is available. Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta and has a diverse student body of over 50,000. Georgia State University is classified as RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) and as a minority-serving institution; it is ranked #4 in the U.S. for innovation. Atlanta is a vibrant capital city of over 5 million people with many cultural and business opportunities: http://www.metroatlantachamber.com/atlanta/region

Responsibilities: Applicants will be expected to maintain a high professional profile through research and scholarly leadership; teach, supervise, and advise undergraduate/graduate students; and provide national, local, and university-level service.

Qualifications: Qualifications include an earned doctorate in special education (or related field) with an emphasis on Learning Disabilities. Qualified applicants need to demonstrate their ability, or potential, to be actively engaged in research, teaching, and service. Applicants should demonstrate an active research agenda, with evidence of or emerging potential for, securing external funding and dissemination of research and scholarly work through high-impact publications and presentations. Applicants should demonstrate their ability, or potential, to actively engage those in PK-12 settings and recruit/mentor doctoral students. Having an elementary focus is desirable but not required.

Application Procedure: Applicants should send (a) a letter of application which describes: current and future research and scholarship activities; a commitment to high-quality undergraduate/graduate level teaching via various modes (e.g., hybrid); a commitment to excellence in urban education; and a strategy to be visibly active within the field of Learning Disabilities; (b) curriculum vita; (c) transcript of the highest degree earned; and (d) three letters of recommendations who can speak to one's qualifications specific to this position.

Send materials to:

David E. Houchins, PhD

Search Committee Chair

Department of Learning Sciences

College of Education and Human Development

P.O. Box 3979

Atlanta, GA  30302-3979

Send inquiries to David E. Houchins, PhD at dhouchins@gsu.edu .  The review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position; the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate again applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


CIP Discipline Code: 
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator