The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin Spring or Fall 2017 semester. The successful candidate will join a productive and culturally and intellectually diverse group of faculty. The position is for applicants with expertise in high incidence disabilities (i.e., mild-moderate disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or emotional/behavioral disorders). The successful candidate will be expected to immediately contribute to the success of the department through research, teaching, program building and graduate mentoring. Instructional roles include teaching special education courses in above noted areas, and mentoring graduate/doctoral students. The successful candidate will also be expected to lead, develop, or continue an ongoing research agenda in his/her area of expertise, including consistent publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and externally funded projects. Effective service on dissertation committees is expected, as well as representation of the discipline and department via participation on administrative committees and other relevant service activities.


Minimum qualifications include: (a) an earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field with an appropriate special education focus (ABDs defending their dissertation by the end of the semester before the start date will be considered for Assistant Professor rank); (b) evidence of independent research/scholarship and/or external funding, commensurate with rank; and (c) teaching experience in K-12 settings with individuals with disabilities and formal university instruction commensurate with rank. For applicants to Associate Professor rank, evidence of substantial federal grant funding and national standing in scholarship is required.

The University:

UNT is a Carnegie Research I student-focused public university. It is the nation’s 25th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its more than 38,000 students while empowering the North Texas region through innovative education and research.

The Department of Educational Psychology prides itself on having two doctoral and two Masters programs (i.e., Special Education and Educational Psychology) that support over 250 students. The department focuses on generating research, disseminating knowledge, and preparing a diverse body of scholars for leadership in their fields while enhancing the development and effective functioning of individuals, schools, and families.


All applicants must apply online (http://facultyjobs.unt.edu). Official transcripts will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check.

Questions about this position should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Smita Mehta at smita.mehta@unt.edu.


Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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