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Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring Chair in Special Education Technology (Indiana University)

Company : ‚ÄčIndiana University | School of Education
Location : Bloomington, IN

Special Education Faculty Position

Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring Chair in Special Education Technology (open rank)

Department Curriculum and Instruction
School of Education
Indiana University – Bloomington

The Special Education Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Indiana University- Bloomington (IU), the flagship campus of the Indiana University and a major comprehensive research university, is accepting applications for the Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring Chair in Special Education Technology. This is an open rank, tenure track position.

The Special Education program at IU has a long history of leading research and developing programs to meet the needs of students with disabilities, schools, and communities, in a local and global context. The program seeks to broaden its expertise in technological innovations in special education.

The successful candidate for the Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring Chair in Special Education Technology will be a discerning faculty member who will develop a program of research focused on using technology to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities. Depending on qualifications, an adjunct or affiliate faculty appointment in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering may be possible for candidates with aligned interests.

The Hasselbring Chair will have access to generous endowment funds to enhance research and teaching activities that promote the mission established by the donor. The position includes opportunities and expectations for leadership in areas such as building new lines of research, expanding doctoral student opportunities through external funding, and directing special education programs.

Other responsibilities of the Hasselbring Chair role include:

  • Teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate courses in special education.
  • Conducting lines of research inquiry that will lead to publications and other forms of knowledge distribution.
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the department and other units in the School of Education and the University.
  • Supervising doctoral student research and serving on doctoral dissertation committees
  • Seeking opportunities for internal and external funding for scholarship and development projects.
  • Leadership in the department and beyond.

Required Qualifications for the Ted S. Hasselbring Chair

1) An earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field.

2) Demonstrated potential for a program of scholarship and external funding in special education, with a focus on using technology to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

3) Commitment to preparing students for positions as teachers, faculty, or other roles related to special education policy or practice.

Application Procedures:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2023 and continue to accept and review applications until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024. Applicants should upload the following materials to:

1) A professional statement specifying the position the applicant is applying to, how they meet qualifications, details of their research and teaching experiences, interests related to special education and technology, research impact and innovation, and their vision for the Hasselbring Chair.

2) A current curriculum vita.

3) Contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior knowledge.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to the search committee chair, Sarah Hurwitz, at

The faculty is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. We seek candidates with experience in addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice across teaching, service, and research. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of under-represented groups.

If applicable, before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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