Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (Continuing Track)

at University of Delaware in Newark/Hybrid, Newark, Delaware, United States

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Job No: 500566
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid, Newark
Categories: School of Education, Full Time

University of Delaware

College of Education and Human Development

School of Education

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (Continuing Track)

The School of Education (SOE) at the University of Delaware (UD) is searching for an Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (Continuing Track), with additional expertise in collaborative practices in inclusive environments.

The Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (Continuing Track) position is a 9-month academic-year appointment with potential for extended service and teaching agreements. As a continuing track faculty member, the candidate will have the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities, gain promotion, take sabbatical leave, and enjoy the security of a multi-year appointment. Continuing track faculty have the same voting and governance capabilities as tenure track faculty and participate in a vibrant Continuing Track caucus. Qualified candidates should be interested in establishing a long-term career at UD. The start date of the position is September 1, 2024.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in teaching interdisciplinary disability studies and collaborative practices in inclusive education environments. The ideal candidate will share SOE’s commitment to promoting diversity and equity and to solving critical educational and social problems through the development of knowledge and excellence in teaching and service to the citizens of Delaware, the nation, and the world. We are deeply committed to creating an educational community of excellence, equity, and diversity. We welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives in the disability studies and education fields.

Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree in disability studies, special education, or a closely related field by August 2024 is required. Additional requirements include:

  • a record of or potential for excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels;
  • expertise in interdisciplinary disability studies and collaborative practices in inclusive environments
  • the ability to create and support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in all aspects of their work.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with three to five years prior experience supporting children and/or young adults with disabilities in community-based, K-12, or higher education settings are preferred. Additional preferred qualifications include:

  • teaching experience in face-to-face, hybrid, and
    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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Job Posting: 1215708

Posted On: Nov 20, 2023

Updated On: Dec 15, 2023

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