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Assistant Professor - Special Populations

University of Houston
Houston, TX
As part of an ambitious Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution, the University of Houston College of Education works to improve health and educational outcomes for all children and families through inspired teaching, innovative scholarship, and strong partnerships. Housed in the nation’s most diverse and fourth-largest city, the College is committed to our mission to end the inequities that afflict traditionally underserved populations in Houston and beyond.

At the University of Houston, we not only dare to dream big dreams, but we collaborate to achieve them. Building on a trajectory of accelerated research activity, the University is pursuing a bold initiative to increase research and scholarly output by 50 percent in five years. New faculty will join a University with a growing number of nationally-funded research centers and an aggressive agenda to leverage science to make a transformative impact locally, nationally, and across the globe.

The Houston metropolitan area offers scholars rich urban and suburban environments in which to work and live – as well as opportunities for international research and study. Our College prides itself on the multiple forms of diversity embraced and valued as strengths by our students, staff, faculty, and community. UH serves more than 47,000 students and is one of the most ethnically diverse public research universities in the United States.

In the College of Education, our faculty and staff are united around five key beliefs: Our responsibility is to improve lives; achieving equity requires inspiring collective action; greater understanding depends on rigorous scientific inquiry; diverse perspectives and talents fuel excellence; and transformation requires challenging and valuing ourselves and others. These tenets drive us as we prepare future teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, health specialists, researchers and other leaders in their fields.

In support of our pursuits, the College is searching for a tenure track assistant professor faculty position in Special Populations. We seek experienced and ambitious colleagues whose research and teaching are strategically aligned with our ongoing work to address educational disparities. We also desire a colleague who adds diversity and strength to our current faculty’s strengths and areas of research.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies houses three programs: K-12 Leadership, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, and Special Populations. We seek one new tenure-track colleague in Special Populations who shares our Department’s philosophical aim to strengthen educational opportunities and outcomes for all students, particularly those individuals historically underserved by current local, state, national, and international educational and social systems. Special Populations programs at UH prepare graduates for positions in a variety of settings and provide them with the tools to meet the needs of ALL students in K-12 schools (both general education and special education) who often experience challenges related to language, learning, social interactions, transition, and poverty. 

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The priority application deadline is November 1, 2022 and review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, please visit Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide contact information for five professional references. If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Hawkins, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

An earned doctorate - EdD or PhD is required.

Successful applicants will demonstrate the following:

  • Professional Experiences in applied educational settings to include the identification and implementation of evidence-based interventions and assessments to help close achievement gaps, keep students in school, and successfully launch them into college and careers paths;
  • Applied Research activities that have resulted in peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and the potential for funding;
  • Team Leadership/Coaching history to include a focus on Improvement Science work that supports the work of students who bring the most pressing concerns experienced by the educational community to each course. Capacity to lead teams to network and support fellow members who respond to a grand challenge they face in their own professional context.
  • Special Education Teacher Certification is required.

Organization: H0524 Ed Leadership & Policy Studies
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Aug 5, 2022, 3:27:22 PM

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