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William T. Bryan Endowed Chair in Special Education Technology

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/15/2024
Full Time

Job Title
William T. Bryan Endowed Chair in Special Education Technology


Requisition Number
FE04050


Working Title

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


Work Location
Lexington, KY


Type of Position
Faculty


Position Time Status
Full-Time


Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track


Required Education

Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education with background in any areas of disabilities.



Required Related Experience

Distinguished scholarly record focused on technology applications in special education including instructional and assistive technologies; demonstrated success in securing and administering projects and grants related to the use of technology in special education; acknowledged excellence in teaching with special emphasis on mentoring doctoral students; commitment to diversity; exemplary record of providing leadership to schools, agencies, and professional organizations that improve the education and quality of life of individuals with disabilities.



Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A



Job Summary

The College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the tenure track William T. Bryan Endowed Chair in Special Education Technology, at the associate or full professor level, regular title series, tenure- eligible. The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2024.

Responsibilities for this position include:

• Pursuit of an active program of research and scholarship

• Preparation and submission of proposals for extramural funding of research projects

• Teaching courses in technology applications for individuals with disabilities

• Teaching courses in special education

• Recruitment and advisement of graduate students, particularly doctoral students

• Provision of service to the university, community, and profession.

The qualifications for this position include at a minimum:

• An earned doctoral in special eduation with a background in any area of disability

• Distinguished scholarly record focused on technology applications in special education including instructional, assistive, distance learning, or other forms of technology

• Demonstrated success in securing and administering projects and grants related to the use of technology in special educaiton

• Acknowledged excellence in teaching with special emphasis on mentoring doctoral students

• Commitment to diversity

• Exemplary record of providing leadership to schools, agencies, and professional organizations that improve the education and quality of life of individuals with disabilities


The endowment supporting this position provides monetary support to further the faculty member’s research activies and may be used for graduate student support, travel, equipment, and other research materials.


To apply, please be prepared to upload the following:



1) Curriculum Vita – Upload under Curriculum Vita

2) Cover Letter – Upload under Cover Letter

3) Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Upload under Specific Request 1

4) Statements on Teaching and Service – Upload under Specific Request 2

5) Statement on Research – Upload under Specific Request 3

6) 3 Publications/Writing Samples – Upload under Writing Samples

7) Names and contact information for 3 Recommendation Letters (they will be sent a separate link to upload their reference letter)


Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Melinda Ault, Department Chair, Melinda.ault@uky.edu

Review of applications begins April 17, 2024.



Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No


Preferred Education/Experience

• Earned PhD or EdD in special education

• Previous college teaching and supervision experience

• Experience in doctoral student advising and direction of dissertation

committees
• Evidence of extramural grant writing experience and success in obtaining


grants

• Established research and publication track

• Experience related to the use of technology in special education



Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled
Yes


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.