Clinical Assistant Professor - Psychology & Special Education

Texas A&M University - Commerce
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Psychology and Special Education is seeking faculty for a Non-Tenure Track Special Education position with responsibilities in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in Special Education. This position will begin Fall 2021.


Individuals must have a masters or doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field.


The position is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position at the Clinical Assistant Professor rank. Summer teaching is optional but not guaranteed. The position will primarily serve the Special Education program but may contribute to other graduate and undergraduate courses in the department of Psychology and Special Education. Faculty at Texas A & M University-Commerce are required to conduct scholarly activities, work cooperatively with others, and contribute service to their discipline, the university, and the community.


Texas A&M University-Commerce offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels to over 12,000 students. Located one-hour East from downtown Dallas, Commerce is a community with a rich combination of local music, festivals and other unique entertainment. Texas A&M University Commerce is actively working towards Hispanic Serving Institution status in order to better serve this fastest-growing demographic group of the state and region.



  • Teach undergraduate and masters in courses in the department of Psychology and Special Education;
  • Advise students;
  • Prepare syllabi; 
  • Update course materials; 
  • Develop curriculum; 
  • Deliver instruction both online and on any of the university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday.
  • Work  collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university and public schools, and community; and
  • Maintain knowledge and stay abreast of current trends in learning with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Cover letters should include a statement of the candidate’s experience with and philosophy on diversity.



  • Education: Earned masters or doctorate in Special Education, or a closely related field. Candidates that are ABD will be considered but degree must be conferred on or before January 1st for Spring appointments and on or before August 1st for Fall appointments.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Good written and oral communication skills. Commitment to high quality teaching. Dedication to high standards and student success.
  • Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.


  • A minimum of 18 hours in Special Education from an accredited university.
  • University level teaching experience. Online teaching experience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary setting. 
  • Commitment to diversity and working in multicultural contexts.


  • Supervision of graduate assistants, practicum students and student interns.

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.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.