Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Special Education - Distance Ed / Teacher Training

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(6/4/2021 6:09 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Special Educ & Rehabil Counseling
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling (sper.usu.edu) is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Special Education with an emphasis in Distance Education Special Education Teacher preparation


This is a full-time 9-month academic year position. Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2022. This position is eligible for H-1B visa sponsorship.


Inquiries may be directed to the committee chair, Dr. P. Raymond Joslyn (435 797-1569 or ray.joslyn@usu.edu).


Serve as a member of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation faculty including:

  1. Coordinating the department’s Online Practical Teacher Training (OPTT) distance education teacher training program,
  2. Teaching on-campus and distance undergraduate and/or graduate classes in special education,
  3. Supervising undergraduate and graduate student field experiences,
  4. Carry out an active line of research and publication,
  5. Advising and mentoring graduate students,
  6. Collaborating in department and university program development and committees, and
  7. Seeking extramural funding to support graduate students and research.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate in special education or related field (e.g., psychology). ABD will be considered.
  2. Direct service experience with individuals with disabilities.
  3. A history of positive working relationships with teachers, clinicians, administrators, and faculty.
  4. Evidence of the potential to be a productive scholar and researcher.
  5. Evidence of the potential to be an excellent college-level teacher.
  6. Evidence of potential to secure external funds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have one or more of the following qualifications:

  1. Expertise in designing/coordinating online teacher training programs.
  2. Expertise in supervising field experiences of preservice special education teachers.
  3. Experience collaborating with public school personnel.
  4. Experience in technology-enhanced college teaching and distance education (both synchronous and asynchronous modalities).
  5. Expertise in program evaluation.
  6. Public school special education teaching experience.
  7. Expertise in multicultural competencies.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) A current vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2) Contact information for three professional references to be provided in the Candidate Profile

3) A cover letter that specifically address your qualifications for this position to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation is recognized nationally for both personnel preparation and research. The Department offers special education degree programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. The bachelor’s program prepares graduates to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities, severe disabilities, and/or young children with disabilities. The department offers three master’s programs: a Master of Science, that includes a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) approved course sequence, a Master of Education in Special Education, and a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling.


The department also sponsors a unique interdisciplinary doctoral (Ph.D.) program in Disability Disciplines which includes specializations in (1) special education, (2) applied behavior analysis, (3) rehabilitation counseling, (4) speech and language pathology, (5) audiology, (6) pathokinesiology, and (7) disability studies. Department faculty, along with colleagues from the university-affiliated Center for Persons with Disabilities, have a well-established record of obtaining research and training grants, national and international consulting, editorial work on national journals, and leadership in professional organizations. More information on the Department can be found on our website at sper.usu.edu.


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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