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Assistant Professor Special Education (University of Utah)

Company: The College of Education at the University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Proposed Faculty Rank                Assistant Professor Special Education
00165 - Special Education
City Salt Lake City, UT
Tenure Track
New Position to Begin         July 1st 2021


The College of Education at the University of Utah https://education.utah.edu/ invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a demonstrated record of success in research and teaching in the area of supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), with specific expertise in advanced applied behavior analysis and inclusion. The Department of Special Education has been intentionally designed to align with the University of Utah’s mission in interdisciplinary research (supporting the goal to develop and transfer new knowledge) as well to engage multiple communities to support improvements in their quality of life. There is a convergence of interest in disability, inclusion, equity, and the imperative to include individuals with ID/DD as a population in all research today. Thus, this position will be filled by an individual who will serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research across disciplines at the University and the Department of Special Education.

• Engage in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research focused on students with ID/DD
• Seek extramural research and training grants
• Teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level courses and mentor students in general special education and severe disabilities
• Engage in service to the profession and university
• Engage in outreach to local and state agencies and the community

• An earned doctorate in special education or closely related field
• Experience working with diverse populations and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Established record of research, teaching, and service or strong evidence of potential as a scholar
• A record of evidence or strong potential for effective teaching in higher education
• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collegial and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, and members of the community
• A record of evidence or strong potential for obtaining externally funded research and training grants
• Three years teaching or comparable experience in the area of students with extensive support needs

• Demonstrated success or strong potential for interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary research focused on students with ID/DD
• Experience and skill in the design and teaching of online courses

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

File review will begin January 11, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Susan Johnston, via telephone at 801-581-5187 or e-mail at Susan.Johnston@utah.edu.

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institutions and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality, teaching, and professional service. The University serves of 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.
Open Date 11/18/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00625CF
Type Faculty

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Writing Sample 1
    4. Writing Sample 2
    5. Writing Sample 3
    6. Commitment Statement - Explain how you will further the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment.
    Optional Documents
    1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
    2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission