An innovative leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to undergraduate education and the creation of new knowledge. The University ranks 50th in the nation for receipt of grant funding and boasts a supportive and innovative environment for excellent research. The School of Education, despite its relatively small size of 50 tenure-track faculty, is a dynamic community of scholars that was ranked 37th among graduate schools of education in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report rankings. The main campus in Newark, Delaware, provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast.

The School of Education in the College of Education & Human Development invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Special Education. We are looking for individuals who will be the thought leaders of their disciplines. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Special Education or a related field and a research focus on children or adolescents with disabilities or students at risk for disabilities. Specific areas of research interest may include, but are not limited to, literacy, mathematics, assessment, content area learning, behavior disorders, or culturally and linguistically diverse learners with disabilities.

The School seeks a dynamic scholar to join a productive faculty who have received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, state agencies, and private foundations. Our faculty are currently funded for research and model demonstration activities in the areas of first-grade writing instruction, basic writing instruction at the college level, a number sense intervention for at-risk kindergarten children, postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities, and supporting teachers of young English learners.

The individual hired for this position will engage in a systematic program of research on topics of national importance, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and advise master’s and doctoral students. At the undergraduate and masters levels, we are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach courses on evidence-based instructional practices. At the doctoral level, faculty can participate in PhD specializations such as Literacy and Learning Problems, Learning Sciences, and Sociocultural and Community Approaches.  We welcome individuals who have an interdisciplinary approach that will foster collaboration with other faculty in the School, College, or an affiliated research and service center, such as the Center for Disabilities Studies.

The University and the College are committed to creating an educational community that is intellectually, ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse enriched by the contributions and full participation of persons from many different backgrounds.

To apply: Submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing qualifications, experience, and research interests online at

In addition, three references from individuals who can specifically comment upon your research expertise, teaching ability, and relevant experiences can be sent to Joanne Fitzpatrick either electronically ( or by mail: Joanne Fitzpatrick, Special Education Search, School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark DE 19716.  Direct questions to Charles MacArthur, Search Committee Chair,

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.