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Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Special Education

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Department of Special Education - College of Education - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Oct 10, 2018

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 or Associate Professor level. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research; 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. Those considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level will have an active portfolio of externally funded research. Affiliation with the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk is also negotiable (www.meadowscenter.org).

Qualifications
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in special education or a related field with an emphasis in ECSE. The candidate's research should focus on issues related to intervention with children at risk and/or children with disabilities and their families. 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.

The University of Texas at Austin, one of the top-ranked Colleges of Education in the nation, provides strong faculty support. The Department of Special Education includes a highly collaborative faculty committed to excellence in research, teaching, and leadership training.

We are committed to building a diverse faculty and are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.


Application Instructions
Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio. Candidates must submit an application letter, diversity statement (addressing research, teaching, and service), 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 November 1, 2018 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 [email protected]or [email protected].


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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Posted: 11/27/2018
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