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Revolutions in Sign Language Studies: Linguistics, Literature, Literacy

Dates: March 22-24, 2006
Location: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
Registration: $250 General; $195 Student, includes all sessions, three breakfasts, three luncheons, and refreshments at all breaks.
Website: http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/gupiconference/program.html

This conference will examine the ways in which signed languages have and continue to reform our notions of what constitutes human language, literary production, and the basic definitions of literacy. Conference program and registration are available on the website.

2005-06 ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture Series

Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Admission: Free
Website: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/asl/events.htm

"Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary"
Deborah Meranski Sonnenstrahl, Ph.D.
Saturday, March 25, 2006, 12:00 noon
Wilson Hall Auditorium

"Genetics and Deafness: Science and Ethics"
Derek Braun, Ph.D., and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke
Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
McLeod Auditorium

Voice interpretation provided. Contact: Beth Richardson at (434) 924-6739 (V) or bs3a@virginia.edu.

Columbia University Seminar Series: Disability Studies

Location: Columbia University, New York, NY
Registration: Free; Tax-deductible donations by check are welcome
RSVP & Information: E-mail dsseminar@gmail.com

April 3, 2006, 10:00am - 12:00 pm (optional lunch to follow)
Alfred Lerner Hall, Broadway Room

Panel: Beth A. Haller, Ph.D., Towson University: "From Sick Jokes to John Callahan: The Phases of Disability Humor;" D. Kim Reid, Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University: "The Humorous Construction of Disability:'Stand-up' Comedians in the United States;" Kathleen LeBesco, Ph.D., Marymount Manhattan College: "Stuck on Disability: Contradictions in the Films of the Farrelly Brothers." Moderator: Lawrence Carter-Long, Network Coordinator, Disabilities Network of NYC.

May 1, 2006, 6:00-8:00pm
Location to be announced

Book reading and signing with author Simi Linton, Ph.D., Disability/Arts, featuring her new memoir, My Body Politic.

Lectures are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to dsseminar@gmail.com for event(s) and/or meal(s). If making requests for parking or other accommodations, please reply two weeks before the seminar. Parking is available for a fee of $15.

Optional buffet dinner ($22), buffet lunch ($19). Space is limited.

Symposium: In/Dependence: Disability, Welfare, and Age

Date: April 7, 2006
Location: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Curtin Hall 175, 3243 North Downer Avenue
Website: www.21st.uwm.edu

In/Dependence: Disability, Welfare, and Age is a one-day interdisciplinary symposium at the Center for 21st Century Studies interrogating the meanings and implications of dependency and independence in American life. The focus will be on ways in which issues of dependency affect the personal lives and self-understandings of individuals and groups, and on the challenges these issues pose for public policy and social justice.

In/Dependence's theme reaches deep into some persisting and central concerns of the humanities, raising questions about the nature and boundaries of the self and, especially, about the relation between self and others. We believe that interdisciplinary discussion within the humanities along axes of age, ability, gender, race, class, and geo-political relations can play a crucial role in deepening our understanding of a set of challenges that is of increasing concern.

Three prominent scholars will make 45-minute presentations followed by open discussion periods moderated by Atwood Gaines (Anthropology, Bioethics, Nursing and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve).  Margaret Morganroth Gullette (Women's Studies, Brandeis) speaks and writes frequently on the topics of aging and culture. She is widely known through her contributions to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Ms., The Nation, and The American Prospect. Eva Feder Kittay (Philosophy, SUNY-Stony Brook), is a highly regarded philosopher whose work is published by Routledge and who is currently editing a special issue of Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Sanford Schram (Social Work, Bryn Mawr) teaches social welfare policy and research. His own research and activism focuses upon reform of the social welfare system in the United States. He is currently working on a new book entitled Did Somebody Say Dependency? The Globalization of Welfare Policy Discourse (Temple).

The symposium In/Dependence: Disability, Welfare, and Age will convene at 10 am on Friday, April 7, in Curtin Hall, Room 175, 3243 North Downer Avenue, on the UW-Milwaukee campus. For more information, including registration materials and information about accommodations, please contact Center deputy director Kate Kramer at 414.229.5044 or kkramer@uwm.edu

Enhancing Learning for Students with Disabilities: The Intersection of Disability Studies and Student Development Theories

April 6-7, 2006
Location: Washington DC
Sponsor: American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
Website: http://www.myacpa.org/pd/Disability/

This seminar is the first of its kind designed to facilitate a dialogue on issues critical for the academic success of college students with disabilities. How do we as scholars and practitioners integrate two seemingly dissimilar areas of study–disability studies and student development theories? Keynote speakers are Jeanne Higbee, Nancy Evans, and Simi Linton.

Personal Perspectives & Social Impact: The Stories We Tell - The Sixth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability

Dates: April 17-18, 2006
Location: Ohio State University
Website: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm

The organizing theme for the sixth annual conference will be "Personal Perspectives & Social Impact: The Stories We Tell." The goal is to encourage presenters and participants to reflect on how personal experiences create and transform social, cultural, and legal realities. A look into what the psychologist Theodore Sarbin referred to as "the storied nature of human conduct."

Inclusion Imperative: A Two-day National Conference Honoring Diversity

Dates: April 21 — 22, 2006
Location: Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, Syracuse, NY
Registration: $175
Website: http://soeweb.syr.edu/cego/193-012-M2006_WEB_PDF.pdf for brochure

The Syracuse University School of Education is honored to co-sponsor Inclusion Imperative: A Two day National Conference Honoring Diversity. The conference marks the official beginning of the School of Education's centennial year celebrating the school's century-long commitment to making a difference through education. The School of Education joins with the co-sponsors of this event– the Facilitated Communication Institute and the Center on Disability Studies, Law and Human Policy at Syracuse University– in inviting you to explore issues involving representation, human rights and diversity with the conference's distinguished speakers, including John Hockenberry, Simi Linton, and Geraldine Wurzburg.

Conference: Pathways to Success in Developmental and Learning Disabilities: Innovative Programs, Strategies and Policies that Work

Dates: May 1-5, 2006
Location: Crowne Plaza Manhattan Hotel, 1605 Broadway in New York City, NY.
Registration: From $195-$575, student rates available
Website: http://www.yai.org/pid

The 27th Annual International Conference of YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network will feature more than 300 prominent speakers from throughout the United States and abroad. More than 150 seminars and workshops will focus on key issues, including: Autism, Health Care, Early Childhood, Special Education, Advocacy, Workforce Issues, Residential Services, Sexuality and Social Skills, and many more.

Two full-day workshops on autism and related issues featuring Dr. Ami Klin, of the Yale Child Study Center, and on fostering motivation and resilience with Dr. Robert Brooks, of the Harvard Medical School, will be held on Friday, May 5 th. For more conference information, visit http://www.yai.org/pid or contact Dalia Sztulwark at dsztulwark@yai.org, 212-273-6193 or 212-629-4113 (fax). On-line registration begins in March at www.yai.org.

Building Capacity Through Learning Communities: The 11th Conference on Inclusive Schools and Communities

Dates: May 17-18, 2006
Location: Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook, New York
Sponsor: The New York Higher Education Support Center for Systems Change and Syracuse University, School of Education
Registration: $180 for both days, includes refreshments and lunch; no walk-in registrants- Deadline: April 24, 2006
Website: http://SOEWEB.SYR.EDU/ to download brochure

The 11th Conference on Inclusive Schools and Communities for Children and Youth is a collaborative effort among multiple partners from around the state of New York and the nation. At last year's conference, a series of learning communities evolved from various conference strands. The Learning Communities have provided an ongoing opportunity for conference participants and partners to deepen their knowledge, broaden their experiences and share their thinking with a network of other dedicated individuals.

6th Annual Second City Conference: Disability Studies in Education

Theme: "Disability Studies and Inclusive Education: Negotiating Tensions and Integrating Research, Policy & Practice"
Dates: May 18-21, 2006
Location: Michigan State University
Registration: $60 for full conference (before April 15, 2006); $100 after April 15 and on-site
Website: http://edr1.educ.msu.edu/DSEConf

Disability Studies in Education (DSE) is a special interest group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). For the last five years, this annual event has attracted researchers, professors, teachers, graduate students and other individuals who actively seek to change traditional theory and practice around disability within the fields of education and related interdisciplinary fields within social sciences, arts and humanities.

This year, the conference continues its custom of bringing together scholars, researchers, teachers, and agents of social change, all united through their interest in theorizing, politicizing, and reconceptualizing disability within the field of education.

The DSE's legacy in honoring promising and significant research, as well as innovative practice within Disability Studies in Education continues with the inclusion of several highlighted conference features: The Senior Scholar Award, The Junior Scholar Award, a special session on the History of Disability Studies in Education, invited keynote speakers, and special entertainment. Conferees may also take time to participate in the East Lansing Art Festival, 20-21 May.

Further information, call for proposals, and registration available on website.

Canadian Disability Studies Association, 2006

Theme: "The City: A Festival of Knowledge"
Dates: May 27-28, 2006
Location: York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Disability Studies Association is holding its third annual conference at as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

For further information, please contact Geoffrey Reaume through e-mail at: greaume@yorku.ca

Society for Disability Studies 19th Annual Conference

Theme: "Disability Goes Public: Re-Imagining Policy/Protest/Possibilities"
Dates: June 14-17, 2006
Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Registration: TBA
Website: http://www.uic.edu/orgs/sds/annualmeetings.html

Calls for Papers/Proposals

Transformation '06: An International Juried Exhibit for Artists with Disabilities

Receipt Deadline: March 24, 2006
Exhibit Location: Washington, D.C.
Exhibit Dates: June 2006

VSA arts invites artists to reflect on the many ways art transforms our lives, focusing on the influence of education and disability. Open to artists (ages 22 and over) who are committed to their artistic progress and who have a physical, cognitive, or mental disability. Distinguished jury will review two slides of earlier work and three slides of current work within the span of 5 years. Recent work entered must be at the onset of disability. An entry-specific artist statement should be included with slides. No entry fee; round trip shipping expenses covered; selected artwork does not have to be framed. Exhibit will debut in Washington, DC during June of 2006.

For eligible media and entry forms in English, Spanish, French and ASCII: www.vsarts.org/transformation. Braille, large print available upon request.

For questions, please contact:
Stephanie Moore
Director, Visual Arts
VSA arts
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
tel +1.202.628.2800
fax +1.202.429-0868
TTY +1.202.737.0645

2006 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention: Sessions of Interest to Disability Studies

Dates: November 10-12, 2006
Convention Location: Charlotte, NC
Deadline for proposal: April 1, 2006

Special Session: Disability and Performance

Proposals are invited that explore the intersection of disability and performance.  All approaches, methodologies, and topics are welcome. Of particular interest: disability in dramatic literature or film; disability as it intersects with the performance of other identities; performances of disability in literature or film that interrogate, investigate, or undermine typical metaphorical uses of the disabled body; performances of disability that fragment the boundaries of representation; the self-performance of disability by writers inside and outside of disability culture; the performance of disability culture through literature and film; borderline performances of disability; engaging the stare and stigma through performance; the performance of disability in popular culture; the performance of disability activism; "normalcy" as performance; performing myriad (and sometimes conflicting) disability identities in literature and film.  

Queries welcome; please e-mail Ann Fox (anfox@davidson.edu). Please send 500-word proposals by April 1, 2006 to Ann Fox, Associate Professor, English Department, Davidson College, P.O. Box 6943, Davidson, NC 28035-6943.  Proposals may also be e-mailed (in Microsoft Word format) to anfox@davidson.edu.  If you need audiovisual equipment for your presentation, please send a written request with your proposal.

Special Session: Men, Masculinities, and Disabilities in American Literature

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on the above subject. All approaches, topics, and methodologies welcome. We are especially interested in questions of authorship, authority, and the masculine corporeal imaginary in American writing; disabilities as masculine stigma and/or stigmata; disabilities and/as poetics; normativity, men, and the authority of difference; the cultural meaning, and potential, of male "deviance"; masculinities/disabilities, sexualities/textualities; the disabled worker, athlete, veteran, friend, husband, father in American writing.

Queries welcome. Please send 500-word proposals by April 1, 2006 to Barbara Ladd, Associate Professor, Department of English, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322; email to bladd@emory.edu. If you need audiovisual equipment for your presentation, please send a written request with your proposal. Presenters must be members of SAMLA by May 1, 2006.

Disability and the Modern Black Body

Theme: "Blackness and Modernities"
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 15, 2006
Dates of Conference: April 18-21, 2007
Location: National University in Madrid, Spain

The Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) will convene its seventh international conference. Drawing on the conference aim to include presentations on "The Modern Black Body," this workshop will examine how disability informs the desirability, experience, knowledge, and representation of that subjectivity. More information about the Madrid conference and the CAAR is available at


Participants might speak to the following concerns (the list is suggestive, not exhaustive):

  • Literary representations of disabled modern black bodies by authors such as Maya Angelou, Pearl Cleage, Jamaica Kincaid, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker
  • Stage, film and television depictions of disabled modern black bodies e.g. Alex Désert in "Becker", Jamie Foxx in "Ray", Morgan Freeman in "Million Dollar Baby", Cuba Gooding, Jr. in "Radio", Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter in "In the Continuum", Irma P. Hall in "Soul Food", Djimon Hounsou in "In America", Daryl "Chill" Mitchell in "Ed", and Denzel Washington in "The Bone Collector"
  • Real-life disabled modern black bodies e.g. James Byrd, individuals disabled by wars, civil strife, (inter)national disasters, and police brutality
  • "Larger than life" or celebrity disabled modern black bodies e.g. Muhammad Ali, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Michael Jackson, Magic Johnson, James Earl Jones, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Tionne "T-Boz"
  • Watkins, Mary Wells, and Stevie Wonder
  • Comparisons between those modern black bodies with apparent disabilities and those with non-apparent ones
  • Health and treatment disparities amongst disabled modern black bodies e.g. the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
  • Issues of femininity and masculinity and disabled modern black bodies
  • How the idea of the disabled modern black body is/not complicated by the ideologies of "dismodernism" and "post-race"
  • The failure of African American Studies, Africana Studies, Caribbean Studies, and Disability Studies to examine disabled modern black bodies

One-page proposals, questions, and/or ideas should be sent by 15 April 2006 to (e-submissions preferred):

Chris Bell
Ph.D. Student
Nottingham Trent University
College of Communication, Culture and Education Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane Nottingham
NG11 8NS
United Kingdom

Film Submissions for "Bodies of Work: The Chicago Festival of Disability Arts and Culture"

Festival Dates: April 20-30, 2006
Festival Location: Chicago, IL

University of Illinois-Chicago, CIMI, Access Living, and the Chicago Cultural Center are putting on a film festival program as part of BODIES OF WORK, a 10-day disability arts and culture festival in Chicago. Feature films and shorts that meet our criteria may be submitted for exhibition consideration. VHS submissions may be sent to the address below. Please email David Mitchell or Joshua Flanders for more information or with any questions. Email addresses: dmitchel@UIC.EDU, or deafcinema@aol.com

Joshua Flanders
Executive Director, CIMI
Chicago Institute for the Moving Image
Festival for Cinema of the Deaf
1610 Highland Ave. #180, Chicago, IL 60660 (mail only)

David T. Mitchell
Associate Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development &
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Disability Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd. (MC 626), Room 207
Chicago, IL 60608

Anthology Submissions

Editor: Dr. Mary Lee Vance
Tentative Title: Race, Gender, Disability and Employment in Higher Education: Real Employment Experiences by Real People
Deadline for Submission: May 5, 2006.
Deadline for Final Manuscript: December 1, 2006
Target Publication Date: Summer 2007

Soliciting submissions for an anthology tentatively titled Race, Gender, Disability and Employment in Higher Education: Real Employment Experiences by Real People, with the intention of having it published and distributed by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) in 2007.

I am specifically seeking personal stories and/or scholarly works written by and about employees with disabilities, and their employment-related experiences in higher education. Writers are requested to identify their racial/cultural backgrounds, gender, and description of their impairments when submitting works (will be included in any published bio statements), as well as their status as either current or past higher education employees. Tentative topics may include works addressing: Challenges; Passing (experiences related to invisibility, and/or shielding ones' identity); Coming Out (experiences related to becoming comfortable and "open" about any combination of identities); Relationships (may involve sexual orientation and other sexual experiences); Accommodations, Consequences, and Other (I am open to "other" possibilities and experiences contributors might offer). This publication has great potential to be appealing to those interested in disability studies, diversity studies, psychology, sociology and other academic departments as well as AHEAD Members, and the students served.

To be considered for the anthology, writers are invited to submit a draft manuscript outline or proposal to the editor by May 5, 2006. Final original, unpublished manuscripts of up to 8,000 words (approximately 10 to 25 typed pages in 12-point type), double-spaced, and printed on one side of the paper are due to the editor December 1, 2006. Earlier completed submissions encouraged. Target publication date is expected to be summer 2007.

Submissions must be typed as a Microsoft Word document and sent electronically to the editor, along with a cover sheet with the writer's name, address, telephone number, email address, and brief biographical paragraph which includes racial/cultural identification, gender, and disability diagnosis. Submissions will not be returned. Submissions and questions are to be directed to the editor, Dr. Mary Lee Vance at mvance@uwsuper.edu.

Literature and Medicine: Special Issue on Health and Human Rights

Issue Editor: Priscilla Wald
Deadline for submission: June 1, 2006

We are interested in essays that explore the intersection of health and human rights. What questions are currently being asked at that juncture, and how and why might we ask them through the study of literature (broadly conceived)? We welcome essays that consider narratives about health and human rights as well as the narratives that structure the concepts of health and human rights. Essays might explore why certain stories have dominated the field (for example, narratives of heroism and/or atrocities), and with what effect? What other stories could be told and what might be the outcome of those retellings? We welcome essays that take a literary critical or cultural analytic approach to non-literary texts, exploring the language and images through which the concepts of health and human rights are currently imagined. We are especially interested in essays with a concentration on global health and the discourse of human rights and on questions of justice and access. This special issue is motivated by our sense that, in significant ways, health and human rights are reconstituting each other, and we believe that a study of this dynamic could yield important insight into contemporary understanding (and deployment) of both terms.

Manuscripts should be mailed to the address below and sent as an attachment to the e-mail address below. Text and notes should be double-spaced and prepared according to guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter. Literature and Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal. Authors' names should appear only on a cover letter and all identifiers in the text should be masked so that manuscripts can be reviewed anonymously. Manuscripts should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words of text in length. Literature and Medicine reviews only unpublished manuscripts that are not simultaneously under review for publication elsewhere.

Please direct all inquiries and manuscripts to Priscilla Wald: pwald@duke.edu

Send paper copies of the manuscript to:
Rita Charon & Maura Spiegel, Editors-in-Chief
Literature and Medicine
Program in Narrative Medicine,
College of P&S, Columbia University,
630 West 168th Street, PH9E--Room 105,
New York, NY 10032


Announcing Website Launch: Let's Get Together Inc.


lgtinc.org is dedicated to the pioneers of the disability rights movement, memories of Eleanor Smith's front porch, Elaine Kolb's music and the Information Age.  It was created to promote the movement and the people and groups that are making a difference. Hopefully the awareness and connections it creates will stir more action. Mark Johnson, New Mobility's 2001 Person of the Year, administers the site.

Announcing Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Disability Studies: Ohio State University

A new Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization (GIS) in Disability Studies joins the thriving undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in disability studies, now in its 4th year, and will open up shop in Summer 2006 at Ohio State University.

The Disability Studies website at OSU is at: http://disabilitystudies.osu.edu

SDS Discussion List to be Moderated

February 22, 2006
From Jim Ferris, SDS Listserv post

In response to member concerns, the Society for Disability Studies Board of Directors decided at winter meetings in the Washington, D.C. area to make the SDS Membership Discussion List a moderated list. The principal responsibility of the two moderators will be to facilitate the free flow of ideas by reviewing submitted posts to make sure that they are consistent with list guidelines. The current guidelines, which are below, will be revised as we make the transition to a moderated list, but they will continue to seek to keep the list a useful tool for discussion of the important issues in the field of disability studies. In order to facilitate the smooth and effective flow of messages, the SDS board will appoint two moderators. The transition to a moderated list is planned to take place in March.


Judith Scott Featured in Documentary World Premiere at Slamdance Film Festival

San Francisco Bay Area artist, Judith Scott, who achieved worldwide recognition for her colorful fiber sculptures after spending most of her life institutionalized is the subject of a new 30 minute documentary which was featured at the Slamdance Film Festival held in Park City Utah January 19-27, 2006. The film, entitled, "Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott" was produced and directed by San Francisco filmmaker Betsy Bayha.  It tells the story of Judith Scott's emergence as an artist of international acclaim after being institutionalized from the age of 7 until she was 42 years old, because she had Down syndrome and was deaf.

Simi Linton Releases New Memoir

My Body Politic chronicles Dr. Linton's political awakening as she leads readers through her travels, activism, and experiences as a disabled woman. The hardcover book was published by University of Michigan Press, and is widely available through many distributors. ISBN: 0472115391; List Price: $25.95

Opportunities to Get Involved

Online Study for a Postgraduate Degree in Health Research: Disability Studies Pathway

The Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University is offering an online postgraduate degree programme (English language) that combines learning in social research methods (with a health focus) and disability studies.

The programme (PG Cert., PG Dip., or Masters in Research) has generic modules in research methods and a specialist module entitled: Disability Studies and the Research Agenda.

The pathway is convened by Carol Thomas (PhD), well known for her publications in disability studies, and in the sociology of health and illness. The pathway is designed to develop and deepen understanding of radical, social interpretations of disability. Students can explore the implications of ideas in disability studies for research, theory, policy, and practice. Deadline for applications: May 2, 2006. Website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/ihr/courses.htm

Employment Opportunities

Open Rank Faculty Position in Curriculum and Teaching/Inclusive Education

Teachers College, Columbia University
Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Inclusive Education
New York, NY

Position: Seeking a teacher educator with a strong background in both curriculum theory/design and disability, whose research focuses on pedagogical issues related to creating inclusive schools and classrooms. High priority will be given to scholars who have demonstrated a commitment in their work to confronting and transforming inequities and expanding opportunities and outcomes for all children in U.S. public schools. Our programs prepare teachers for a variety of contexts, particularly inclusive public schools in urban, culturally diverse settings. We seek a colleague who can provide leadership to promote changes in the ways that teachers are prepared to understand and educate students with disabilities and who shares our interest in contextualizing the study of inclusive education within multiple issues of diversity and marginalization in schools.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate, with focus on inclusive education, differentiated instruction, and curriculum theory and design; Established record of research and scholarship; Experience teaching in inclusive/special education elementary programs; Demonstrated excellence in teaching, especially at the university level; Strong history of successful collaboration with classroom-based educators and university colleagues.

Responsibilities: Teach courses at the Masters and Doctoral levels on inclusive education, curriculum theory/design, disability studies, and research methodology;
Coordinate, with other department faculty, the programs in Inclusive Elementary (Dual Certification), and the concentrations in Disability Studies (MA Professional Certification and EdD in Curriculum & Teaching); Work in the field with school practitioners; Collaborate with colleagues on departmental projects; Advise graduate students; Guide doctoral research; Participate in departmental and College-wide committees; Engage actively in scholarly research.

Rank: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Tenure Track

To Apply: Send CV, a letter of application, sample publications, and three letters of reference to Professor Susan L. Recchia, Search Committee Chair,
Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Box 31
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Appointment begins September, 2006.

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 persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society. Candidates whose qualifications and experience are directly relevant to College priorities (e.g., urban issues, education equity, and concerns of underrepresented groups) may be considered for higher rank than advertised.


Assistant Professor in Inclusive Education/Disability Studies

McGill University
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Montreal, Canada

Inclusive Education/ Disability Studies / Special Educational Needs, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (http://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/): tenure-track position in Inclusive Education/ Disability Studies / Special Educational Needs, starting August 2006, at the assistant professor level. We seek applicants with a strong record of research and publications relative to their career stage. Research and training should be in an area relevant to inclusive education, disability studies, or special educational needs. Position responsibilities include active involvement in programmatic research, graduate supervision, and graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of current and prospective research interests, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to the Inclusive Education/ Disability Studies / Special Educational Needs Search, c/o Professor Alenoush Saroyan, Acting Chair, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, 3700 McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2, (514) 398-4260 or alenoush.saroyan@mcgill.ca Evaluation of dossiers will begin May 1, 2006.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.

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