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Clinical Assistant Professor in Moderate and Severe Disabilities

companyUniversity of Louisville
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/20/2023

University of Louisville – College of Education and Human Development

Special Education, Early Childhood, & Prevention Science

Clinical Assistant Professor in Moderate and Severe Disabilities

The Department of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Prevention Science at the University of Louisville invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in Moderate and Severe Disabilities. The Department seeks individuals who have a strong teaching and supervision background, or the clear potential for one, and whose focus is on the science and practice of educating students with moderate and severe disabilities.

Department, College, and University

The Department of Special Education, Early Childhood, and Prevention Science currently includes 10 tenure-line faculty members, 6 clinical faculty, and a number of grant funded personnel. Faculty members are committed to engagement in public school settings and regularly visit classrooms for research, training, and student supervision. The Department currently has approximately more than $2 million in annual external funding that involves collaborative projects across faculty. The Department houses the Center for Instructional and Behavioral Research in Schools (CIBRS; the Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC;, the Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC; The Department also works closely with and the Kentucky Department of Education.

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes more than 110 FTE faculty and serves approximately 3,200 students in five departments. The College is committed to advancing knowledge, promoting the highest levels of learning, and developing leaders who generate and use research to inform policy and improve practice. The College is affiliated with the Early Learning Campus (ELC;, an early child development center for children of UofL faculty, staff and students, and residents of the Louisville Scholar House. The College houses the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education ( The purpose of this Center, which is one of five Commonwealth Centers of Excellence and the only one in education, is to develop, implement and study collaborative efforts to improve teaching. The College is known for the Grawemeyer Award, support for grant writing and management, new faculty mentoring programs, computer resources and technology support, ongoing research projects, and strong collaborations with the local public schools, including Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), the 28th largest school district in the nation. The diversity of our region is reflected in the students served by JCPS, an urban district enrolling a racially/ethnically diverse population of over 100,000 students, including more than 12,000 students with disabilities, more than 6,000 students who are homeless, and more than 8,000 students who are English language learners. Among this population, more than 120 languages are spoken. In addition, more than 60% of the school population receives free or reduced lunch. Please visit the CEHD web site at for more information about our College and its programs and collaborations.

The University of Louisville, a “Very High Research Activity” institution, is a nationally recognized metropolitan university of approximately 22,000 students in an urban area with a population of one million. The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in the city of Louisville, Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. The university has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses seven of the university's 11 colleges and schools, including the CEHD. The Health Sciences Center is located in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. To learn more, visit the University of Louisville web site at


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising field experiences, actively engaging in program development, and providing service to the department, college, university, professional associations, and community partners.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Moderate and Severe Disabilities or related discipline; ABD will be considered Three years of teaching experience with K-12 students with moderate and severe disabilities Ability to teach courses with the MSD and Autism programs (e.g., assessment and instructional methods for MSD; behavior analytic approaches to communication; practicum supervision; student teaching supervision) Evidence of working with diverse learners Ability to collaborate and work well with colleagues across departments and in the community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of success teaching undergraduate- and/or graduate-level coursework across multiple formats (i.e., in person, synchronous online) Evidence of success supervising practicum and/or student teaching candidates Experience collaborating with school districts Evidence of success incorporating technology into instructional practices

SALARY: Competitive, based upon qualifications and experience

APPOINTMENT: 10-month appointment beginning August 1, 2023


The Search Committee is chaired by Dr. Ginevra Courtade and questions regarding the position may be directed to Additional information about the department can be found at:   

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applicants must complete an on-line application available at . You will be asked to complete a self ID form and submit electronically the following: 1) a letter of interest explaining how required and preferred qualifications are met and describing relevant experiences, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) reference list that includes the name, telephone number, and e-mail address for three references. A transcript will be requested for final candidates. Please combine all materials into a single document prior to submitting your application.

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

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