Assistant Professor of Special Education

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Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-10
Req: R-019640
Job Title

Assistant Professor of Special Education


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Department Of Educator & Leadership Preparation

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The College of Education & Human Development, Department of Educator and Leadership Preparation at Texas A&M University – San Antonio seeks innovative and engaging applicants for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning in Spring 2020 for an Assistant Professor of Special Education with an emphasis in low incidence disabilities, early childhood or culturally diverse students. 

The Special Education program reflects an active faculty devoted to teaching, service, scholarship, and professional development. Quality performance will be expected in scholarship/research, teaching, and active department/university/community service. 

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate level special education courses via different formats (e.g. Face to Face, Hybrid, Online) while working collaboratively with faculty to deliver a comprehensive special education program supporting diverse populations. Successful candidates will also support students in preparation for Texas state certification in EC-12 Special Education (TExES Exam).

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will: (a) develop and maintain an active scholarship/research agenda (b) serve on program, departmental and College committees; (c) support the culturally and linguistically diverse populations served by the University; and (d) maintain professional development through engagement, interaction, and relevant activities. The successful candidate will also be expected to work in collaboration with other colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development, with community partners, and maintain involvement in campus activities and other responsibilities as deemed necessary. Work hours vary with the schedule, and evening/weekend hours may be required.


  • An earned Doctorate Degree in Special Education or closely related field; ABD may be considered if completed before hiring) 
  • 18 graduate hours in each field(s) in which candidate will teach (at least 18 graduate hours must be in special education.) 
  • For candidates who do not have 18 graduate hours in one of the cognate areas (Early Childhood, Culturally Diverse Learners, Low Incidence Populations) the candidate must have at least three years of K-12 experience directly teaching in one of those areas.
  • Teaching certification in an area of special education with 3 years minimum lead teaching experience in a special education setting
  • Experience working with culturally diverse and special education populations
  • Evidence of teaching, service, and scholarly potential/productivity. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge in low incidence disabilities, early childhood special education, or multicultural special education. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and provide excellent service to students, employees and the community


  • Teaching experience in higher education 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experiences in working with low Incidence, early childhood special education, or culturally diverse special education learners in a PK-12 system
  • Proficiency in technology and application integration 
  • Demonstrate experience teaching via different formats (e.g. Face to Face, Hybrid, Online)
  • Experience in field-based mentoring/supervision experience of teacher candidates

Faculty Application Process: Review of applicants will begin immediately. Applications are only accepted through the online job portal at: 

Applicants must complete the online application by either downloading your resume to auto-populate the application, or manually complete the application fields. Please make sure to UPLOAD the following documents to your application.

Completed applications will include (in pdf format) 
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum Vitae with three references noted
3) Teaching Philosophy Statement Addressing the Area of Specialization
4) Unofficial transcripts from each degree granting institution

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.

For review of applications, applicants may submit unofficial transcripts to the Search Committee Chair. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, three original letters of recommendation less than one-year-old and bearing the writer's actual signature, as well as official transcripts sent directly from each degree-granting institution to the Department of Educator and Leadership Preparation. Please send materials to: 

Search Committee Chair – Special Education  
c/o Ana Hernandez
Texas A&M University-San Antonio 
Department of Educator and Leadership Preparation  
One University Way 
San Antonio, TX 78224 
E-mail: [email protected] 
(E-scripts and E-recommendations will be considered if emailed directly to [email protected]). 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. 

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 11/19/2019
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