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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 100132-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position. Desirable candidates should be able to accept key responsibilities as the department seeks to (a) provide high quality teacher preparation, (b) provide exemplary graduate student training, and (c) pursue extramural funding to support distinguished research. Appointment start date will be August 17, 2020. Appointment will be full time for the nine-month academic year. Salary is competitive and contingent on experience and qualifications. Additional remuneration for summer session teaching is possible.

Principal Duties:

Specific position responsibilities include:
1) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the department
2) Advise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students
3) Participate in faculty governance and other service to the university, department and profession
4) Maintain an active research program and pursue extramural funding to support research

The Special Education program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is currently ranked #8 in the United States and has established a reputation for providing leadership in the areas of inclusion and educational equity.
We are interested in applicants who will contribute to our collegial work environment. We are also invested in creating and maintaining high quality programs that increase the PK-12 schools' capacity to work with historically underserved communities.

The University offers unique opportunities for conducting interdisciplinary research and training focused on children and adults with disabilities through the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center at the Waisman Center, the
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, and the Center for Education and Work.

The Department of Special Education and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender sexuality, ability, nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

* Ph.D. required in Special Education or closely related field by August 17, 2020.
* Expertise in Early Childhood Special Education .

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national significance
* Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level (preferred)
* Evidence of pursuing extramural funding (preferred).
* Experience working with PK-12 students from nondominant cultural, linguistic, and economic communities (preferred)
* Commitment to inclusive education
* Expertise in equity and diversity (preferred)
* At least three years of professional experience working with students with disabilities (preferred)



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


Minimum $75,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants should submit the following documents: 1. Curriculum Vitae, 2. Statement of interest, 3. First sample scholarly writing, 4. Second sample of scholarly writing, 5. Contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation and official transcripts will be solicited for finalists.

If you submit an application and need to make a correction prior to the deadline, please withdraw your application and re-submit a new one with your correct materials.

Click on the link on the bottom of the page LIST OF DUTIES for more information. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Melinda Leko
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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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