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Senior Lecturer

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2022
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Two Senior Lecturers in Educational Psychology

Special Education Specialization

Multi-Year Appointment

Department Summary:          

The Department of Educational Psychology is one of four departments in the College of Education. The College offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and 15 doctoral concentrations with over 100 faculty that provide the training and field experience needed to teach people how to live more productive lives. The Department of Educational Psychology currently offers a BS degree and two master’s degrees in Educational Psychology and Special Education. Two PhDs are offered, one in Educational Psychology, and one in Special Education. The Educational Psychology PhD program is presently organized around three concentrations: (a) Research Methodology, Measurement, & Statistics, (b) Human Development & Family Science, (c) Gifted and Talented Education, and (d) Learning Sciences. The Special Education PhD program is organized around two concentrations: (e) Developmental Disabilities/Autism and (f) Learning Disabilities/Behavior Disorders. In addition, the Educational Psychology PhD supports concentrations in (g) Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, and (h) Sport Pedagogy and Motor Behavior in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation.

Position Summary:

The Department invites applications for one of two positions as Senior Lecturer to begin Fall, 2023. The position is for an applicant with expertise in special education. The successful candidate will be expected to immediately contribute to the continued development and success of the department and growing the special education program through teaching, mentoring, and recruitment of students. Instructional roles include teaching undergraduate and possibly graduate level courses in traditional and online formats both on the main campus and at satellite sites. Representation of the discipline and department via committee participation and other relevant service activities is expected.

Minimum Qualifications:       

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Special Education. Doctorates in a closely related field will be considered as long as the clear purpose of the degree is special education. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching of K-12 students with disabilities, especially with populations from historically marginalized backgrounds like those found in Texas schools. We are particularly interested in candidates with college-level teaching and experiences in educational assessment resulting in special education eligibility decisions and recommendations for educational plans. It is preferred that one of the two positions be filled with a candidate with the credentials and experiences to support our master’s level educational diagnostician training program. 

The University:    

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. With more than 43,000 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.


All applicants must apply online at: (Pamela Peak, UNT-Educational Psychology, University of North Texas – Denton). Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Pamela Peak,, (940) 565-2293.

Sr. Lecturer -

Sr. Lecturer with educational diagnostician credentials - 


Review of applicants may begin as early as November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to continue to apply even after this initial date. A criminal history check and official transcripts are required before employment.

EEO Statement:   

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. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.

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