Assistant Professor in Disability Studies, University of Toledo

Position Summary: Assistant Professor in Disability Studies. This tenure-track faculty member will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Disability Studies, maintain a record of significant scholarly achievement, and play a role in the growth of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo.

Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: A Ph.D. or terminal degree in Disability Studies or a closely related field is required (completed by August 2013). Given the intensely interdisciplinary nature of Disability Studies, applications are welcomed from a wide variety of fields, from the humanities to the social sciences, from human services to business, from education to health sciences. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of (1) a national and international reputation, or their potential to establish one through an active program of research and/or creative activity; and (2) their potential to teach a diverse population effectively. An existing track record is a definite plus.

Preferred Qualifications: We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: global perspectives; law and policy; employment and labor; Deaf studies; cultural studies; bioethics and healthcare; the judicial system and imprisonment.

Closing Date: Open until filled.  Review of applications expected to begin approximately March 11, 2013.

Required Applicant Documents:  Cover Letter, curriculum Vitae, at least three reference letters.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must apply at in order to be considered for the position.
Applications should include a cover letter (including teaching and research interests); current CV; a recent and representative publication or other work sample (e.g., a film maker might submit a film); and three reference letters. If you have questions, please submit them to Dr. Kim Nielsen <>.

EEO Statement: The University of Toledo is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator

Disability Studies Courses at the University of Toledo (list includes established courses and courses under review):

DST 2020: Disability in the US
DST 3020: Definitions of Disability
DST 2410: Introduction to Deaf Studies
DST 2980: Special Topics in DST
DST 3030: Issues in Disability Studies
DST 3060: US Disability History
DST 3250: Disability & Life Narrative
DST 3980: Special Topics in DST
DST 4200: Crip Art, Crip Culture
DST 4400: Gender and Disability
DST 4800: Autism and Culture
DST 4850  Disability, War, and the Veteran
DST 4890: Research and Methodologies in Disability Studies
DST 4940: Internship
DST 4980: Special Topics in DST
DST 4990: Capstone in Disability Studies.

Further courses will be forthcoming as DST faculty are added.

Professor Kim E Nielsen, Ph.D.
School of Disability Studies, MS 920
University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606

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