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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Visual Impairment

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/15/2023
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Visual Impairment

Requisition Number

Working Title
Clinical - Visual Impairment

Department Name
8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed & Counselor Ed

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

Minimum master’s degree in education or related field

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification

Current teaching certification or eligibility in visual impairments (VI)

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky Visual Impairment Program is pleased to announce an opening to join their faculty supporting the Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments and Orientation and Mobility (O&M) graduate programs.

The program is in its twelfth year and is comprised of three full-time faculty members. As the only program in Kentucky that trains visual impairment professionals, additional support is needed to teach courses, including weekend and summer in-person sessions, supervise practicum and internship students, and enhance program initiatives. The individual should have strong leadership

skills, work well with others, and demonstrate advanced knowledge of blindness and visual impairments. Candidates should be familiar with distance learning technologies and assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired.

You are eligible for a generous benefits package as a University of Kentucky faculty member with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being. Additional information and updates to benefits can be found at: applicants should submit a UK Online Application at Application review begins immediately.
Application consists of:
1) Cover letter detailing qualifications for position – upload under Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vita – upload under Curriculum Vita
3) How do you incorporate social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and work? – Upload statement under Specific Request 1
4) Academic Transcript

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

• Prior experience working with children with visual impairments

• Effective collaboration with community partners in education

• Evidence of or intent to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles across teaching and supervision

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience
  • PhD or EdD in visual impairments, special education, or related field (ABD acceptable)
  • ACVREP Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)
  • College teaching and supervision experience
  • Familiar with Distance Learning Technologies
  • Grant writing experience
  • Strong braille skills, including knowledge of Unified English Braille (UEB) and Nemeth Code
  • Knowledgeable in assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.