Earl F. Smith Distinguished Professor in Special Education and Autism
Ball State University
The Department of Special Education at Ball State University announces one tenure-track Distinguished Professorship position in special education specializing in autism spectrum disorder available August 21, 2020. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in special education and autism programs; remaining current in and contributing to research in specialty areas; contributing to the service activities of the department and discipline, and providing leadership in ASD both at the university and in professional communities.
Minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Psychology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Two years of full-time teaching at the college or university level gained after completion of doctorate. Evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by teaching evaluations. Research productivity related to at-risk, early childhood and/or autism populations as demonstrated by sample publications.
Also required: Licensed or eligible to become a: (a) Board Certified Behavior Analyst, (b) licensed teacher in Indiana, or (c) licensed psychologist. Must become a BCBA , licensed teacher or, psychologist within two years of position start date if not licensed and/or credentialed at time of hire.
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching one or more of the following courses: assessment and evidence-based interventions for autism and/or early childhood populations, those who are at-risk, introduction to autism spectrum disorder, and/or early childhood special education curriculum. Interest in making significant contributions to both the undergraduate and graduate programs in special education and autism and have a research program that will complement current research interests in the department. Demonstrated national leadership (e.g., service on editorial boards, service as an officer for professional organizations, funded grants) in autism. Two or more years of direct experience in early childhood education or working with young children with disabilities, especially autism.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/20252. Carefully follow instructions before submitting applications as changes to application cannot be made once fully submitted. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Dr. Susan Wilczynski. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned are required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 21, 2020.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
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