Tenure Faculty – CEPSE – Special Education – Assistant Professor

Learning Disabilities

The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Learning Disabilities. The appointment will be in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education.

The College of Education at Michigan State is widely recognized as a leading intellectual center for educational and health research and teacher education. The College is interdisciplinary and research-oriented; with strong support for scholarship and many opportunities for collaboration. Seven of its programs are ranked among the top ten nationally. The College’s interdisciplinary language and literacy doctoral specialization offers unique opportunities for students and faculty. Our Special Education program includes undergraduate, a fully online master’s, and doctoral degree granting programs, as well as graduate certificate programs in learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and applied behavior analysis. A successful faculty member will maintain an active research program, develop national visibility, seek external funding to support her/his research program, mentor and advise graduate students, and participate in local, state, and national service activities.


Applicants for this position must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education in special education or a related area by time of appointment, August 16, 2016. They must demonstrate evidence of a productive research program including an established publication record in the area of Learning Disabilities, with potential to acquire national visibility as a scholar and leader. Prior experience as a special education teacher or other professional with expertise in evidence-based practices in the area of LD is highly desirable. Strong applicants will have demonstrated efforts to secure extramural research funding, either successfully or with a high probability of future success.

DutiesConduct a vigorous, cutting-edge scholarly research program that will augment department recognition and enhance graduate student recruitment. Seek and obtain external funding. Teach in all modes of delivery (face-face, on-line and hybrid) and at all levels (undergraduate and graduate classes) in areas of expertise and department curricular need. Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels. Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.


Interested persons should apply to position #1944 via the link at https://jobs.msu.edu. The applicant will need to include a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of 2 to 3 recent publications, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Please feel free to email Dr. Gary Troia (gtroia@msu.edu) or Dr. Cindy Okolo (okolo@msu.edu) if you have questions about the position. Review of applicants will begin on October 26, 2015.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.