Assistant Professor in Special Education

Austin, TX
Oct 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Special Education - College of Education - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Sep 27, 2017

The Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, invites applications for a tenure-track position in special education. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research (supported by or with strong potential for external funding); teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in special education; contributing to the refinement of our undergraduate and graduate programs; advising students; collaborating with local districts and agencies serving culturally and economically diverse students; and engaging in service to the university and profession. Affiliation with the Meadows Center for Preventing Education Risk is also negotiable (

The University of Texas at Austin, one of the top ranked Colleges of Education in the nation, provides strong faculty support. We are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and welcome candidates who will contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The Department of Special Education includes a highly collaborative faculty committed to excellence in research, teaching, and leadership training.

The successful candidate should hold a doctorate in special education or related field. Area of expertise in special education is open. An established record of publication and strong potential for research funding is essential. The candidate's research should focus on issues of assessment and/or intervention with individuals with disabilities. Requirements include experience preparing practitioners in evidence-based educational practices. Classroom teaching experience or working with individuals with disabilities in alternative settings is desirable. Prior experience working with diverse students, families, and schools is highly valued.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, and contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Nathan Clemens, Search Committee Chair, at

Application materials should be submitted to: Assistant Professor in Special Education, Search Committee, Department of Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin, George I. Sanchez Building, 1 University Station, Mailcode: D5300, Austin, Texas 78712 (or

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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