Chapman University seeks applications for a tenured or tenure-track Associate or Full Professor of Inclusive and Special Education in the Attallah College of Educational Studies, and Director of the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability

Founded in 2015, Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability strives to impact policy by reducing barriers limiting access to learning, living and working, and the pursuit of a complete and quality life. (https://www.chapman.edu/education/centers-and-partnerships/thompson-policy-institute/index.aspx)

The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies houses both undergraduate and graduate programs in leadership, teacher education, and school counseling and psychology. In Attallah College, we recognize the need to develop leaders who can apply evidence-based approaches to their work, while maintaining the social consciousness to address inequities grounded in organizational and social policies and practices. Our programs seek to prepare professionals who are forward thinking and who envision the world of education broadly, and in new and dynamic ways, including systems notions of the interconnectivity between schools, communities, and other organizations. We are committed to providing Chapman University students with a dynamic and intellectually challenging liberal arts-based education that promotes critical social transformation among our students, and in schools, communities, organizations, and society. More information about Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies is available at https://www.chapman.edu/education.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at https://www.chapman.edu/

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.

Required qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in inclusive education, disability studies, special education or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • The successful applicant must have a distinguished record of research and publication.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders, such as P-12 schools and related public/private agencies.

Desirable experiences/qualifications:

  • Evidence of seeking and securing external grant funding for research.
  • Expertise in areas such as the following: inclusive schooling, family studies, bilingual education, literacy, mathematics, science, assistive technology, teaching students with extensive support needs, research methodologies, and school-to-work transition.
  • Expertise in quantitative research methods.
  • Active involvement in professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative research.
  • Experience using technology to enhance educational environments, developing research reports, budgeting, and in presenting to professional audiences.
  • Leadership experience of research teams including staffing and budgets

To be considered for the rank of full professor with tenure, a candidate would need at least a significant record of publications, outstanding teaching evaluations, as well as a strong service record.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead through collaboration with colleagues within the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability toward the goal of impacting local, state and/or national policy regarding people with disabilities.
  • Engage in a rigorous research and external grant-seeking agenda.
  • Teach, advise and mentor students in the Attallah College Ph.D. program with emphasis in special education, inclusive education, disability studies, and research methods.
  • Contribute as an integral member of the Attallah College faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of our degree programs.
  • Provide leadership and vision as the Director of the Thompson Policy Institute.

Contact Information
Please electronically submit a formal letter of application electronically detailing qualifications related to the position description, curriculum vitae, Chapman University Faculty Employment Application, one sample of research publications/submissions, and contact information for three references to:

Drs. Scot Danforth and Kelly Kennedy, Search Committee co-chairs
c/o Mayte Aviles Mendoza, Search Coordinator, maviles@chapman.edu

Please use “Professor and Director of Thompson Policy Institute Position” as the email subject line.

Inquiries: Mayte Aviles Mendoza, Search Coordinator, Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, maviles@chapman.edu.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.