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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 115077
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Asst Prof
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 flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. 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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Special Education Program at the University of Maryland is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in the area of early elementary special education (Kindergarten – 3rd grade) with expertise in either (a) mathematics in special education, and/or (b) intensive behavioral interventions. The position is tenure-track and is scheduled to begin August 2018.

We seek a candidate who has an established record of scholarship and experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students. Candidates are expected to have a commitment to guiding the work of undergraduate and graduate students, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. Competitive candidates will have a demonstrated record of research and the potential to contribute to the educational mission of the program through teaching and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

● An earned doctoral degree in Special Education or a related field
● A record of scholarship related to early elementary special education (Kindergarten – 3rd grade) with expertise in either mathematics in special education, or intensive behavioral interventions
● Record of external funding
● Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses
● Record of research, teaching, and service


● Experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and contributes to the climate of inclusivity
● Increase the program’s national reputation, research productivity, and grant solicitation
● Experience collaborating with local school districts, and with other faculty on research and program development
● Potential to attract high quality doctoral students
● Potential to prepare teachers who have high levels of competence in working with students from underrepresented backgrounds

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Applicants should upload the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal ( for position #115077: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications related to the expectations noted above; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references; and (4) samples of scholarly writing. The review will begin on February 16, 2018. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries and nominations should be forwarded to:

Sarah B Mallory, Ph.D. and Debra Neubert, Ph.D.
Co-Chairs, Assistant Professor Search Committee
Special Education Program, 3214 Benjamin Building
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Fax: 301-405-9995 Email:

Posting Date: 12/21/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/16/2018
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

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  4. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample 2
  2. Writing Sample 3

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