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Asst Professor of Practice-Special Educ Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Click “Apply to this job” and complete the faculty form. Attach the following: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement (using the Other Document link); and (4) contact information for three professional references. Inquiries should be directed to: Mackenzie Savaiano, PhD; phone: 402-472-3801 or email: msavaiano2@unl.edu. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Asst Professor of Practice-Special Educ Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Department/College/Unit Special Ed & Communic Disorders-1049
Requisition Number F_170139
Posting Open Date 10/27/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
12/01/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is searching for a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice with expertise in education of the deaf or hard of hearing. This position is non-tenure leading with 12-month appointments of up to 3 years and renewable thereafter with potential for promotion in rank to Associate and Full Professor of Practice. Additional expertise in audiological management for hearing loss or in dual sensory loss would be highly desirable.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sensory disabilities and education of the deaf or hard of hearing. Advise graduate students, supervise practicum and clinical experiences, seek financial supports for personnel preparation, and provide professional outreach and service in the department, college, university and broader community. Collaborative research opportunities are possible.

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders (http://cehs.unl.edu/secd/) is nationally known for its graduate programs in Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, and Audiology and is committed to innovative inquiry to understand and mitigate learning and behavior disorders, speech/language impairments, and sensory loss. Department faculty are addressing important problems and developing interventions that facilitate academic success, social/emotional development, autonomous communication, and sensory access and rehabilitation throughout the lifespan. Current areas of research include academic interventions (reading, writing, math); learning technologies; behavioral interventions; neuroimaging; infant communication; speech physiology; communication technologies; amplification and perception; auditory and vestibular physiology; and genetics of inner ear dysfunction. The Department has active research collaborations on campus with the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior; the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; and the Schmoker Reading Center. Collaborations also exist with Boys Town National Research Institute, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, school districts within the region, and a number of national and international institutions and agencies. Lincoln, Nebraska is a vibrant college town of approximately 270,000 that combines the cultural richness of a large university with the affordability of a Midwestern city.

Minimum Required Qualifications

• Earned doctorate in Special Education or related area with expertise in education of the deaf or hard of hearing.

• Eligibility for Nebraska teacher certification in Special Education is required.

• Teaching experience in higher education is required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing.

• Additional experience in audiological management for hearing loss or in dual sensory loss would be highly desirable.

• Experience with distance education is preferred.

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How to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the faculty form. Attach the following: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement (using the Other Document link); and (4) contact information for three professional references.

Inquiries should be directed to: Mackenzie Savaiano, PhD; phone: 402-472-3801 or email: msavaiano2@unl.edu.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Mackenzie Savaiano, PhD
402-472-3801
msavaiano2@unl.edu.

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date August 1, 2018
Appointment End Date

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. List of References
Optional Documents