Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education

Location
East of DFW Commerce, TX
Salary
Commensurate with education, knowledge, and experience
Posted
Aug 02, 2017
Ref
F00080FY17
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Texas A & M – Commerce anticipates one tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position with responsibilities in support of our undergraduate Special Education major as well as graduate offerings in our Special Education program beginning Fall 2018. Individuals must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education or a closely related field. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong program of research and teaching experience. Experience in supervision of all-level field based practicum and internship students is preferred. Experience in obtaining external funding is also highly desirable.

Required Education & Experience :

PhD or EdD in Special Education or closely related field from an accredited university. 
(Candidates that are ABD will be considered but degree must be conferred on or before January 15th for Spring appointments and on or before August 15th for Fall appointments)
Potential for/demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship.
Scholarly research agenda

Major/Essential Duties of Job:

Primary responsibilities include: 
• Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Special Education
• Advising students 
• Developing a scholarly agenda of research activities that culminate in publication in scholarly journals and professional presentations
• Designing, implementing, and publishing research
• Preparing syllabi 
• Updating course materials 
• Developing curriculum
• Pursuing extramural funding
• Providing service to the department, university and the profession
• Continual learning to stay current with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching.
• Delivery of instruction both online and on any of the university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday
• Working collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application Cover Letter CV/ Resume Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator. NOTE: If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five (5) calendar days. The posting may close at any point after the five (5) days without further notice.

OUR HISTORY Texas A&M University-Commerce began as East Texas Normal College in 1889 when founder William Leonidas Mayo opened the doors to a one-building campus in Cooper. His creed, which continues today, was “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.” The institution’s history of dynamic change began in 1894 when “Mayo’s College” moved to Commerce. The State of Texas took over the campus in 1917 and the name was changed to East Texas State Normal College. In 1923, the school was renamed East Texas State Teachers College. The graduate program was added in 1935, and in 1957 the Legislature, recognizing that the purpose of the institution had broadened from teacher education, changed the name to East Texas State College. Following the inauguration of the first doctoral program in 1962, the name was changed to East Texas State University. In 1996, the institution entered The Texas A&M University System and became Texas A&M University-Commerce.

The main Commerce campus and six off-site locations—Corsicana, Dallas, McKinney, Mesquite, Midlothian, Rockwall—and online offerings, continue to meet the undergraduate, graduate and professional needs of the citizens of Northeast Texas and beyond. Its mission is achieved through teaching, scholarship, and service activities on its campuses, and in the community and region. For a more detailed history, go to http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/index.html

OUR VISION Texas A&M University-Commerce will be recognized as a premier regional university, distinctive for high expectations, a nurturing environment, and innovations in the enhancement of learning to produce graduates who distinguish themselves in their chosen careers and as active, contributing members of society. By focusing on access, participation, and success of students in quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Texas A&M University-Commerce will become the university of choice for those seeking a higher education in the Northeast Texas area. As a result, Texas A&M University-Commerce will be recognized for the creation of partnerships and initiatives that promote intellectual, social, environmental, economic, and cultural advancement of the region and state.

OUR MISSION Texas A&M University-Commerce provides a personal, accessible, and affordable educational experience for a diverse community of learners. We engage in creative discovery and dissemination of knowledge and ideas for service, leadership, and innovation in an interconnected and dynamic world.

BENEFITS Texas A&M University-Commerce offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, long-term care, accidental death and dismemberment, flexible spending accounts, offered campus child-care, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to: http://www.tamus.edu/offices/benefits.The system will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through the system.