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POSITION: Assistant Professor, Special Education
DEPARTMENT: Special Education
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin December 6, 2013, and continue until position is filled.
APPLY TO: Dr. Kathlene Shank,


Position: Special Education tenure track position available.


Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and supervise public school practicums in a Special Education State, CEC, NCATE standards- based program.  Courses require integration of theory with practice and involve supervision of public school/agency practicums.  The most desirable applicant will have a strong background in early childhood special education; language and early literacy across severity levels; and experience with standards-based personnel preparation, curriculum development and program evaluation.    


Qualifications: Significant experience in a public school, agency, or hospital setting with populations with special needs required.  Completion of doctorate in Special Education or a related field, or enrollment in a doctoral program with significant progress toward degree completion required.  Applicants with significant experiences with young children with disabilities and across severity levels and with their families, special education supervision experiences, and higher education special education teaching experiences will be given preference in hiring. The successful candidate will have the ability to coordinate coursework and practicum experiences with teaching skills appropriate to preparing educators to work with individuals with disabilities and their families from birth through adulthood.


Starting Date: August 13, 2014


The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting.  Approximately 10,000 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.  Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on- and off-campus sites.  Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities.  The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.


Closing Date: Review of applications to begin December 6, 2013 and continue until position is filled. 


Applications: Send letter of application, vita and transcripts of course work, and two reference letters to Dr. Kathlene Shank, Chairperson, Department of Special Education, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920-3099. Materials may be mailed or e-mailed to


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Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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