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Assistant Professor of Special Education

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Special Education

Michigan State University College of Education

East Lansing, MI, USA

The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure-stream position at the assistant professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Learning Disabilities and content area learning, with particular emphasis on mathematics or literacy. 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 research and teacher education. The college is interdisciplinary and research-oriented, with strong support for scholarship and many opportunities for collaboration. Our Special Education program includes undergraduate, multiple fully online master’s (including in both Learning Disabilities and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support), a hybrid Applied Behavior Analysis master’s, and doctoral degree-granting programs. A successful faculty member will maintain an active research program; develop national visibility; seek external funding to support their research program; mentor and advise graduate students; and participate in local, state, and national service activities.

NOTE: The university is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more:

This is an annual position with a desired start date of August 15, 2023. Review of applications began on October 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum qualifications

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education in special education or related field (degree conferred by August 15, 2023).
  • Demonstrated evidence of a productive research program, including an established publication record in the area of Learning Disabilities and the content areas of literacy or mathematics, 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 desirable as is a prior record of successful teaching of undergraduates or graduate students.
  • Strong applicants will have demonstrated efforts to secure extramural research funding, either successfully or with a high probability of future success.

About the MSU College of Education

In the highly ranked College of Education, our community of scholars is committed to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We conduct research that makes an impact on education, health, and well-being around the world. We welcome colleagues who demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching, collaborate across fields of study, and strive to enact equity and inclusion in their work. Please see our website,, for more information about working in the college and a full list of open positions.

Instructions to applicants

Online application via is required, see posting #812470. Interested candidates must include a letter of application/cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of two to three recent publications; and letters from three professional references.

If you have any questions, please contact Search Committee Chair Emily Bouck (   

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About Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years. One of the world's leading research universities, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better, safer, healthier world for all while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Land acknowledgement

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg—Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The university resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

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