The Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois seeks a nationally recognized scholar with effective leadership qualities to serve as the tenured Professor and Head of the Department. The Head will support an exceptionally strong faculty to fulfill the research, teaching, and service missions of the Department and College in a major research land-grant university. The Department Head position may be combined with a named scholar position, Margaret Joy Valpey Professorship in Special Education. Information about the Department of Special Education may be found at http://education.illinois.edu/sped/.

The Head must possess an earned doctorate in special education or a related field and demonstrate a strong record of scholarship commensurate with the position of full professor. Evidence of previous administrative experience in higher education, including budget oversight, is essential as is a strong record of acquiring external funding, an understanding of the complexities of special education across the lifespan, teacher education for diverse learners, and experience with faculty and program development.

Starting Date and Salary:  The starting date is August 16, 2018. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

To ensure full consideration, please complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu by November 27, 2017, and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three samples of scholarly peer reviewed publications. Also, upload the names of and contact information for at least three references. Complete applications may be reviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made before November 27, 2017.