Assistant or Associate Professor

University of Maryland

United States

November 1, 2021

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Posting Details Position Number: 105541

Title: Open Rank Functional Title: Assistant or Associate Professor Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Maryland at College Park is searching for a 9-month, tenure-track assistant or associate professor in special education with an emphasis on moderate to severe intellectual/developmental disabilities. The University of Maryland, College Park, is the flagship research university and a land grant institution committed to rigorous research, quality teaching, and informed public service.

The Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education is committed to increasing diversity of our departmental community as well the greater campus community. We embrace diversity in multiple forms, including identity, background, theoretical and methodological orientations, and opinions. Our department has top ranking programs in U.S. News and World Report, 2021: Counseling and Personnel Services (ranked #1), Higher Education (ranked #10), and Special Education (ranked #14). Our mission is to prepare scholars and practitioners to become leaders in research, special education, higher education, administration, counseling, policy and psychological services. We promote excellence in education and human services across the spectrum of abilities and individual differences, from birth to adulthood, in a wide range of settings. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Responsibilities ● Research: Research expectations include (1) conducting rigorous research, inclusive of all research methodologies and paradigms, related to moderate to severe intellectual/developmental disabilities, (2) disseminating research in a variety of ways (e.g., peer-reviewed outlets, conferences, media and social media), and (3) apply for external funding to support research and the EDSP program, ● Teaching: Teaching expectations include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and graduate student mentorship that includes preparing doctoral students for a range of leadership roles. ● Service: Service expectations include contributing to the department, college, and university, as well as external roles that contribute to the field of special education and increase the visibility of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Department seeks applicants who have a doctorate (or ABD) in special education or related fields (e.g., school psychology, communication disorders) with an emphasis on moderate to severe intellectual/developmental disabilities. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on literacy and/or populations traditionally underrepresented or underserved in education.

Competitive candidates will have the demonstrated potential to publish in refereed journals and respected professional outlets, as well as the capacity to propose work that is competitive for external funding (e.g., foundations, federal). Candidates should show experience or potential to engage in rigorous scholarship, teaching, and advising, including supporting teacher preparation and graduate student mentoring.

Preferences:

Preferred qualifications include but are not limited to: ● expertise in literacy and teaching literacy courses ● demonstrated commitment and ability to successfully mentor doctoral students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds ● established or evidence of a developing track record of a programmatic line of research and ability to secure external funding (e.g., foundations, federal) ● experience or demonstrated knowledge of culturally responsive pedagogy, including incorporating diverse perspectives into teaching and/or scholarship ● experience with teacher preparation and undergraduate education ● experience with using technology for teaching in hybrid teaching formats

Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

In accordance with the UMD College of Education Strategic Plan (https: // education.umd.edu/about-college/action-impact-2022-strategic-plan- umd-college-education) the candidate will contribute to a culture of scholarship within and outside of the College, innovative instructional programs, and strategic partnerships through research, teaching, and service. Read about our faculty hiring process and additional supports during the hiring process here: https: // www. faculty.umd.edu/main/appointments/faculty- hiring-process

Posting Date: 10/06/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 11/01/2021 Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

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  • Writing Sample 1
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