Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services
Open Rank Faculty Position-Special Education/Early Intervention
The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Special Education/Early Intervention in the College of Education. Applicants will be expected to take a leadership role and teach in the Special Education Program. Additional teaching assignments will be based on candidate's experience and expertise. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including the following: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, including 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 teaching in summer school is generally available.
Required Qualifications: (1) Doctorate in special education with preferred focus in early intervention programs for children who are at risk of having a developmental delay or who have an established disability (dissertation must be completed before the hire date); (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (3) evidence of a sustainable or established (for rank of Full or Associate Professor) program of scholarship, research, and grant writing; and (4) ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals.
Preferred Qualifications: (1) Three years' experience working with early intervention programs for young children at risk or who have an established disability; (2) demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or supervision in undergraduate/graduate special education courses with emphasis on inclusive practices and philosophies; (3) active participation in appropriate professional organizations; and (4) a research focus in the applicants area(s) of expertise. For the rank of Associate/Full Professor applicants should have substantial scholarship as evidenced by publications in top peer-reviewed journals.
ABOUT UTEP: A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 25,000 students and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. The University is set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, in one of the largest binational communities in the world. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been named among the safest large cities in the United States. El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The City of El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest, including bilingual education/language acquisition, border security and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.
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.
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 Chair Dr. Lawrence Ingalls atmailto: (915) 747-7583 for questions regarding the position.
The appointment date is fall 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
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.