Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
System Identification Number:
Educational Psychology (132310)
College of Education http://coe.unt.edu
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank to begin Fall, 2019. The position is for an applicant with expertise in gifted education and talent development. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department and growing the gifted and talented concentration through research, teaching, and mentoring of students. Instructional roles include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in gifted and talented education and educational psychology, in both traditional and online formats, and potentially at satellite locations. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an ongoing research agenda in their area of specialization, including regular publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and submission of external grant proposals. Service on dissertation committees is expected, as well as representation of the discipline and department via committee participation and other relevant service activities.
The University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex - the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. At almost 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation's largest universities, and our teacher preparation programs are among the largest in the state of Texas. Moreover, the College of Education, as the founding college of the university, enjoys respectful and collegial relationships with our colleagues across the campus.
The Department of Educational Psychology offers doctoral, master's, and undergraduate programs. The department focuses on generating research, disseminating knowledge, and preparing a diverse body of scholars and practitioners for leadership in their fields while enhancing the development and effective functioning of individuals, schools, and families.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, Gifted Education, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date.
Preferred qualifications include K-12 teaching and/or administrative experience. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research experience, as well as external funding or the potential for external funding, commensurate with rank. Preference will also be given to candidates presenting evidence of a research agenda related to equity issues in gifted education, creativity, curriculum and/or programming, and/or multicultural gifted education.
Area of Specialty:
Gifted and Talented Education
Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
Open Until Search Closed
Review of Applications Begins:
Required Applicant Documents:
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy