The College of Education at Texas Christian University (TCU)
invites applications for the Ann M. Jones Endowed Chair in Special
Education, at the rank of Associate Professor (3+ years of
experience) or Full Professor, to begin August 2022. We seek a
scholar to provide intellectual leadership for our programs and
College. Duties include teaching a 1/1 load, maintaining a robust
scholarly research, publication and grant writing agenda, and
serving at the college and university levels. The position includes
a generous discretionary budget, and a competitive salary.
Additionally, the Endowed Chair has the option to serve as the
Director for the Alice Neeley Special Education Institute (ANSERS
Institute) for additional compensation, and oversight of a generous
Institute budget. The Director works in collaboration with the
College of Education (COE), the university’s two laboratory schools
(Kinderfrogs and Starpoint), and the broader TCU and Fort Worth
community. More information on the ANSERS Institute can be found
TCU values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the College seeks
a scholar with demonstrated experiences and expertise in these
• A doctoral degree in Special Education or a related field.
• A strong record of published scholarship.
• A record of collaboration with university faculty and school
(PK-12) or early intervention personnel
• University teaching experience
• Minimum of 2 years PK-12 public school teaching experience, or
early intervention teaching experience.
• A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• An area of expertise in one or more of the following areas:
autism and other developmental disabilities, emotional and
behavioral health, cultural and linguistic diversity within special
• Success in securing grants and other external funds.
• Effective mentoring of junior faculty and graduate
• Experience in and ability to form collaborative working
partnerships with colleagues, public school teachers and school
districts in the context of a teacher preparation program
COLLEGE AND LAB SCHOOLS
TCU follows a teacher-scholar model. The CoE offers BS, BSE, MAT,
MEd, PhD, and EdD degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate
certifications in a variety of areas. The college serves a vital
role within the community and houses two laboratory schools, the
TRIO programs, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars, serve
to expand this vibrant learning community. Further, the ANSERS
Institute for innovation in special education, Andrews Institute
for Mathematics & Science Education, and Center for Public
Education & Community Engagement support faculty engaged in
innovative research and community outreach. Since June 2012, the
CoE has raised $12.6 M in philanthropic support and additional
grant funding garnered by faculty, staff, and students.
TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the
most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors and leaders. TCU
is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory
schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning
differences. The college has seven undergraduate programs, five
master's programs and five doctoral programs, many nationally
recognized, that offer degrees and paths to teacher certification
in K-12 education, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies,
counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher
education leadership, science education and special education.
Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences
from their first semester with our center, institutes, programs and
community partnerships, creating leaders in the classroom and
University & Fort Worth Description
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres
nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes
away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and
colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the
new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in
collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science
Center in Fort Worth.
Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate
students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member
of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42
percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more
than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700
full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal
degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of
the Great Colleges to Work For®.
At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational
imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and
vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher
Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our
ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that
aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where
everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this
year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a
smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities,
diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth,
Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an
ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of
the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest
metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist
destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth
the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States
and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best
Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the
top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and
entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art
museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance
Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country.
Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at
Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Required Application Materials & Application
To apply, upload a letter indicating qualifications for the
position, a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching/research
statement, and up to one-page statement indicating the applicant’s
experience with and contributions to diversity, equity, and
inclusion. Finalists for this position will be asked to send three
confidential letters of recommendation via direct email message
from the recommender to: email@example.com. Consideration of
candidates will continue until the position is filled.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified
persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability,
genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis
protected by law.
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