Assistant Professor of Disability Studies, University of Toledo

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by Hannah Tweed

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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