Assistant Professor of Disability Studies, University of Toledo

University of Toledo seeks assistant professor of disability studies

The Disability Studies Program at the University of Toledo invites applications for a assistant professor to start in August 2014.

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 2014). 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; assistive and adaptive technologies.

Review of applications expected to begin approximately January 10, 2014.

Required Applicant Documents:  Cover Letter, curriculum vitae, work sample, list of at least three references.

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 a list of three references. If you have questions, please submit them to Dr. Kim Nielsen (

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