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Assistant Professor in Intellectual Disability/Autism

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Position type: Faculty
Location: New York
Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Department of Health and Behavior Studies

Teachers College, Columbia University

Assistant Professor in Intellectual Disability/Autism (Tenure Track)


The Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/Autism) Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Special Education, Psychology, Human Development or related field, a strong record of scholarship in a clear line of research focused on individuals with developmental disabilities, and strong evidence of potential for external funding.  The ideal candidate will have research expertise focused on individuals with developmental disabilities during the late childhood, adolescence, or post-secondary periods in addition to strong quantitative group-level methodological and statistical skills.  Candidates should have an explicit commitment to diversity and to advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups.  Research and/or professional experience in PK-12 schools is strongly preferred.    

The candidate will be expected to teach MA and PhD level courses (2 courses per semester), advise doctoral and master’s students, provide dissertation research sponsorship for doctoral students, and participate in service at the Department and College level.    

Located in the New York City, Teachers College is consistently ranked one of the top schools of education in the nation. Our MA and EdM programs prepare students for special education certification as teachers of students with and without disabilities and our research-intensive doctoral programs utilized a research-apprenticeship model of training.   

To apply, please submit the following materials using the link below.  

1) Letter of intent, including statements of current/future research plans and teaching philosophy

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Three sample publications

4) Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available

5) The names and contact information for three references.  Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:


Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Appointment begins September 1, 2020.  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Laudan Jahromi, Chair of Search Committee (

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment.  In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.  

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