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Murchison Endowed Professor of Education and Director of School Psychology

Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas
Competitve, based on experience.
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Trinity University’s Department of Education invites applications for the Murchison Endowed Professor of Education and Director of School Psychology, to start Fall 2023. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional potential to contribute to teaching, research, and engagement in the department, university, San Antonio, and national communities, with a focus on local and national impact. This candidate champions practices that foster belonging, inclusion, and equity in EC-12 and higher education contexts for students studying school psychology and the communities they serve.

Our Department of Education’s mission is to develop educational leaders and learners who collaboratively transform schools and communities into spaces that promote equity and excellence. Long-recognized nationally for our top teacher, leader, and school psychology preparation programs, we have built strong, collaborative and sustained relationships with our city’s districts, schools, early childhood centers (ex. PreK4SA), community agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Our NASP accredited program features a three-year design with a graduate assistantship in the first year, a year-long practicum in the second year, and a full-time internship anywhere in the U.S. in the third year. In addition to full-time faculty, our part-time faculty are highly respected practicing school psychologists and professional leaders; they participate across all areas of the program including teaching, admissions and advising, and program development.

Trinity University values both strong teaching and scholarship. As scholar-practitioners, we collaborate as local, national, and international leaders via our teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek to transform educational outcomes and foster generational impact, envisioning a world that provides equitable educational access so that every learner flourishes, leads a purposeful life, and contributes to their communities.

This search is part of a cluster hire focused on Building Inclusive Communities, which seeks to recruit, amplify, connect, and empower teacher-scholars whose work contributes to addressing the grand challenge of building and sustaining inclusive communities. Additional tenure-track faculty positions will be advertised as part of the cluster, with the goal of recruiting a diverse interdisciplinary faculty cohort whose research, experience, and interests will benefit from collaboration and intentional support, including individual and group research startup funding. More information about the cluster may be found here.

Trinity University is a prestigious liberal arts institution with selective graduate programs (five total, with three in education and school psychology as one of those). We're located in the heart of San Antonio, a large, vibrant and diverse city where our students learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. Trinity University receives over 11,000 applications, with approximately 650 first-year students in the Class of 2026. Discover more about Trinity University.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates for this position would be expected to (1) provide leadership to the graduate program and courses in school psychology, with opportunities for collaboration in graduate programs in educational leadership and teacher preparation, and (2) contribute to the department’s asset-based perspective on working with diverse communities. Candidates will be expected to:

  • Develop and teach two courses per semester; lead efforts to deepen faculty, staff, and students’ culturally responsive practices in the program; and, serve as the university supervisor for interns and advise graduate students and alumni; Lead program and accreditation, in collaboration with university and field-based faculty in the department and at the university; Maintain a robust research agenda, supported by start-up funds, annual endowed professor funding, academic leaves and summer research stipends, and grant development colleagues; Participate in the Inclusive Communities Cluster.

Appointment Details


Demonstrated record of teaching expertise, a passion for mentoring and advising graduate students, experience in leading a nationally accredited school psychology program (NASP), an active research agenda, and strong leadership in the field of school psychology and higher education.

Education Requirements


Candidates will have a doctoral degree and must be an LSSP; additionally, the LP (licensed psychologist) is preferred.

How to apply

For full consideration, submit materials by January 9, 2023. Please email the following to and indicate “School Psychology” in the subject line:

  1. Cover letter Curriculum vitae A statement addressing candidate’s teaching philosophy and research agenda A statement describing the candidate’s approach to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their teaching, scholarship, and other professional activities (suggested word limit 250-500 words) Evidence of strong teaching, which could include select teaching evaluations, syllabi, and/or other artifacts of practice The names and contact information for three professional references; they will only be contacted if candidates become finalists.

Application Deadline

January 9, 2023

Contact Information

Please direct inquiries and questions to the and they will be responded to by Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr., search chair; Dr. Angela Breidensein, department chair; or Ms. Anahi Rocha, academic office manager.

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