HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

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.

PROFESSOR AND HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is seeking applications, nominations, and recommendations for a senior scholar with a distinguished research, teaching and service record to serve as head of the department. This individual will provide vision and leadership to innovatively address challenges facing today’s learners by advancing knowledge and impacting state, national and international policies from the platform of a major research land-grant university.

The department head has the administrative support of an associate head for graduate programs, program area chairs, as well as administrative assistance, and works collaboratively with a College executive leadership team committed to transformative education. 

Qualifications: Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in a relevant field and demonstrate a strong record of scholarship commensurate with the position of full professor. Evidence of previous leadership experience in higher education is strongly preferred, as is a strong record of acquiring external funding, an understanding of the complexities of P-12 education and teacher education, a commitment to building inclusive relationships, and experience with faculty and program development.

Starting Date and Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The starting date is August 16, 2018 or as soon as possible after the closing date.

Confidential inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Gabrielle Allen, Search Committee Chair, gdallen@illinois.edu, phone: (217) 300-5515.

Nomination and Application Procedures: To recommend or nominate a scholar for this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair. Those interested in applying may do so directly. Applicants should create a confidential candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following in one combined PDF file: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief statement of research and teaching interests, and the contact details of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2017.   For full consideration applications should be submitted by December 8th.  However, applications will continue to be considered until suitable candidates are identified.  All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered.