Assistant Professor, Intellectual Disability/Autism

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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Intellectual Disability/Autism

Department of Health and Behavior Studies


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 ID/Autism during the adolescence and post-secondary transition developmental periods in addition to strong quantitative group-level methodological skills (e.g., expertise in the design and conduct of randomized controlled intervention trials and/or expertise in longitudinal research methodology).  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 electronically in one document to Professor Laudan Jahromi, Chair of Search Committee at

1) Letter of application

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Statement of current and future research plans

4) Three sample publications

5) Statement of teaching philosophy

6) Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available

7) The names and contact information for three references.  Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the email address above.  


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  Appointment begins September 1, 2018.

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.