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August 2011

Assistant/Associate Professor of
Special Education Low Vision & Blindness

The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University (ISU), a large public university with state and nationally recognized teacher preparation programs, invites applications for a tenure track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Blindness and Low Vision. The Department serves more than 1,100 students across undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs and partners with on-campus laboratory schools. Programs include a multicategorical sequence, a deaf and hard of hearing sequence, and a low vision/blindness sequence.  The ISU Low Vision and Blindness (LVB) Program is one very few undergraduate LVB programs in the country and  has a newly revised curriculum that includes extensive assistive technology as well as established connections with school partners. The Department is an ideal choice for an individual seeking a balanced professional life where contributions in teaching, research, and service are valued.

Tenure track position in the area of Low Vision and Blindness at the assistant/associate level to start on August 16, 2012.  Nine-month position with the opportunity for summer employment.  Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the low vision and blindness sequence to undergraduate and graduate students; supervising students in school practicum settings; conducting and supervising research activities; seeking external funding; and providing university and professional service.  Evening and off-campus instruction is to be expected.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in visual impairments/blindness,  special education, or related areas.  Priority will be given to applicants who have university teaching experience, an active research agenda, and experience teaching or providing direct service to individuals with visual impairments and blindness. 

Application Procedure:
  To assure full consideration, applicants should send a letter of application, description of research agenda, vita, sample publications, official transcripts and letters of support, including telephone numbers, from three professional references by October 14, 2011 to:

Dr. Stacy Kelly
5910-Department of Special Education
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois   61790-5910
Phone: 309.438-8986
Fax: 309.438-8699

Initial review of applications will begin on October 14, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity