Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Special Education

Location
Austin, TX
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
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

Description
The Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research (supported or with the potential to be supported by external funding); teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level related to ECSE; mentoring graduate 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 Educational Risk is also negotiable (www.meadowscenter.org).

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.


Qualifications
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in special education or a related field with an emphasis in ECSE. Classroom teaching experience is desirable. Prior experience working with young diverse students, schools, and families is highly valued. Experience preparing practitioners in evidence-based educational practices in ECSE is desired.

Application Instructions
Candidates must 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. Screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Micheal Sandbank or Terry Falcomata, Search Committee Chairs, at msandbank@austin.utexas.edu or falcomata@austin.utexas.edu.

Application materials should be submitted to: 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 specialeducation@austin.utexas.edu).


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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