Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Position-Special Education

University of Texas at El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Texas at El Paso

College of Education

Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services

Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Position-Special Education


The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for an assistant/associate professor faculty position in Special Education in the College of Education. Applicants will be expected to take a leadership role in the Special Education and Educational Diagnostician Programs. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including the following: (1) teaching undergraduate/and graduate special education courses and graduate level courses in the Educational Diagnostician Program, including hybrid and online instruction; (2) developing and/or continuing a sustained program of research and scholarship; (3) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; (4) seeking external funding; and (5) advising students. Optional summer teaching is generally available.


Required Qualifications: (1) Doctorate in special education or related field, ABD candidates will be considered; (2) evidence of a sustainable program of scholarship and research; (3) evidence of or interest in developing a sustainable program of grant writing, depending on rank; and (4) ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals.


Desired Qualifications: (1) experience teaching individuals with disabilities and conducting educational assessment; (2) evidence of effectiveness teaching and/or mentoring students in undergraduate/graduate special education courses; (3) active participation in appropriate professional organizations.    

ABOUT UTEP: The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students in 167 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. It is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic. UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $100 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities, after UT Austin, Texas A&M, the University of Houston and The University of Texas at Dallas. It is also nationally recognized as a community-engaged university.


THE COLLEGE:  UTEP’s College of Education comprises three departments: Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Educational Psychology and Special Services. Much of the College’s innovative work is supported by large grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation.  The College offers a high level of technical support, generous start-up packages, and mentoring for new faculty. The Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services offers programs at the master’s level in community/agency and school counseling, special education, and educational diagnostics and is the fastest growing department in the college.


SALARY: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, and complete contact information with at least three professional references.


Please contact Search Committee Co-Chair Dr. Sarah Peterson for questions regarding the position at


The appointment date is Fall 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


To apply, please visit:


Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.


In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.


The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

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