Assistant or Associate Professor in Visual Disabilities

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Date posted: 10/01/2020

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Posted by: Florida State University


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The Visual Disabilities Program in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank in Visual Disabilities Education. We seek a colleague to support the Visual Disabilities Program in its commitment to preparing high-quality professionals to provide services to individuals with visual impairments as teachers of students with visual impairments and orientation and mobility specialists.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in ongoing research focusing on the preparation of teachers of students with visual impairments or the individuals they serve, initiate new research projects, and apply for external funding to support new projects. Candidates must have a commitment to teacher education, excellence in teaching, potential for excellence in scholarly activity, and strong support for high quality services to students with visual impairments.
The College of Education, the School of Teacher Education, and the Visual Disabilities program strive to develop a deep understanding of, and respect for, diversity among students and colleagues. Our goal is to prepare teaching professionals who not only transform the lives of their students, but also seek to improve their schools, communities, academic disciplines, and professions.
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Earned doctorate in visual disabilities, special education, or a related field
Certification as a teacher of students with visual impairments
At least 3 years of successful Pk-12 work with students with visual impairments
Evidence of high-quality scholarship (e.g., recent publications in peer reviewed journals, recent presentations at national or international conferences, etc.)
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Commitment to and experience with working with diverse student populations
Experience teaching methods courses in the area of visual disabilities

Experience mentoring pre-service and in-service teachers
Expertise in orientation and mobility or working with children whose multiple disabilities include visual impairment
Recent successful work on an externally funded grant

Job Description

Engaging in a well-defined scholarship agenda;
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Visual Disabilities;
Advising students;
Working with faculty and staff to market and maintain the program;
Serving on student graduate committees;
Supervising field experiences (i.e., practicum and internship);
Providing service to schools, the University, Department, College, and the profession;
Supporting and expanding existing partnerships/relationships with regional providers of services to individuals with visual impairments and national colleagues; and
Preparing grant proposals to potential funding agencies.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
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