College of Education and Human Ecology, Educational Studies, The Ohio State University

2094 9899
Position ID:OSU-ES-SPED [#9899, ES 2017 1]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Special Education
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Educational Studies
Starting Date:2018/08/16
Appl Deadline:2017/11/30 finished (posted 2017/09/21, finished 2018/03/05, listed until 2017/11/30)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor in Special Education 

Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University 

The College of Education and Human Ecology, Department of Educational Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Special Education to complement existing expertise and contribute to our program. This position will begin in August of 2018. Our Special Education program trains pre-service teachers, prepares students seeking BCBA certification, and trains doctoral-level graduate students in special education and applied behavior analysis. We seek a faculty member with demonstrated potential (commensurate with rank) for a strong program of research and involvement in external funding, and an ability to collaborate with the Early Childhood program in the Department of Teaching and Learning to develop an inclusive Early Childhood Education/Special Education program. 

The Department of Educational Studies has a commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service that emphasizes educational equity, diversity, and social justice. The Department values collaborative scholarship among colleagues, and the person in this position will be expected to seek and establish strong ties with colleagues in and across the College and University, including special education coordinators in local school districts. The candidate is expected to conduct an active and focused program of scholarship; conduct and publish peer-reviewed research; obtain external funding to support research; teach current and new graduate and undergraduate courses in special education and applied behavior analysis; mentor master’s and doctoral students; and participate in Department, College, and professional service activities. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment in special education or a closely related field. Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA or BCBA-D) is strongly preferred. Candidates must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment in special education or a closely related field. Applicants must have practical experience delivering interventions or services to children and/or adults with disabilities. Successful applicants must have a record of research-based publications commensurate with rank and a commitment to quality teaching and mentorship. Successful candidates also will have a record of, or strong potential for, extramural funding. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds. Three years of teaching experience in the field of Special Education in a P-12 school and experience in teacher education (including student teaching and field experience supervision) are preferred. 

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin October 18, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations (if available), names and contact information of three references, and up to three representative publications.  

Submission of electronic applications is required; please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online:

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Ralph Gardner, Search Committee Chair, at 

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status—defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status—is prohibited.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The Special Education program offers Ph.D. (, M.A. (, and B.S.Ed. degrees ( The program is supported by internationally recognized faculty with active research agendas and strong, school-based ties. We have a strong dual focus in training teachers and board-certified behavior analysts. THE 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES: The Department of Educational Studies is a multi-disciplinary department, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The department offers graduate programs in Special Education, Educational Administration, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counselor Education, Workforce Development, Learning Technologies, Educational History & Philosophy, Educational Policy, Higher Education & Student Affairs, and Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Methodology. The department also offers undergraduate licensure programs in Special Education, Business Education, and Family/Consumer Sciences. Our School Psychology program is accredited by APA and NASP, and our Counselor Education program is accredited by CACREP. Our undergraduate programs have CAEP accreditation and our applied behavior analysis program in special education is accredited by ABAI. We also offer accelerated licensure programs for prospective principals and superintendents. More than half of our graduate programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The department also houses the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center (, which provides academic support for thousands of students each year. The over-all department structure provides close relationships among all program areas and offers numerous opportunities for faculty members to collaborate on both research and teaching with many areas throughout the entire Ohio State University academic community. For more information please visit 

THE COLLEGE: The College of Education and Human Ecology enrolls approximately 4,200 undergraduate and over 1000 graduate students and offers B.S, M.A, M.Ed, Ed.D., and Ph.D. degree programs. For more information please visit 

THE UNIVERSITY: The Ohio State University, one of the top research focused institutions in the country, is a land-grant institution with approximately 64,000 students. Located on a 3,243 acre campus in Columbus, Ohio, the University offers a comprehensive curriculum and boasts diversity in programs, people and facilities. It is located in Ohio’s capital city, the birthplace of numerous recognized restaurant brands in the US, with a metropolitan population of over 1.5 million residents, and offers a wide range of academic and cultural activities.

EEO/AA Employer

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state. The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Further Info:
160 Ramseyer Hall, 29 Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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