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Assistant Professor in Special Education/Mild Disabilities

The Programs in Special Education at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor for a 9-month appointment in special education with a focus on mild disabilities.

Responsibilities Include

Job responsibilities include the following: 1) teach introductory, curriculum, and methods courses at the graduate level, 2) establish a strong and ongoing research agenda, 3) seek external funding, 4) direct graduate research, and 6) serve university, college, and program committees as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

Candidates should have a) an earned doctorate in special education, b) evidence of 5 years experience working with children or youth with Mild Disabilities, c) evidence of a focused scholarly agenda, and d) experience or potential for securing extramural funding. Supporting area(s) related to this position include secondary transition, assessment, classroom management, or educational technology.

Application Information

Application materials accepted online include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, (4) copy of unofficial academic transcript(s) (PLEASE NOTE-official copies will be required of finalists), and (5) two sample publications or pieces of scholarly work.

PLEASE NOTE: The submission of three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for all finalists.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to Tony Plotner, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair, plotner@mailbox.sc.edu.

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.


The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.