Position: The College of Education and Department of Educational Psychology invite applications for an appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank to begin Fall 2016. The successful candidate will join a productive and diverse group of faculty in Educational Psychology. The position is for an applicant with expertise in Autism and/or low incidence disabilities. The successful candidate will be expected to immediately contribute to the success of the department through research, teaching, and mentoring of graduate students. Instructional roles include teaching special education courses 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: Minimum qualifications include: (a) an earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely allied discipline; ABDs graduating by August 31, 2016 will be considered; and (b) evidence of independent research/scholarship and/or external funding, commensurate with rank.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in K-12 settings, formal university instruction for a higher rank, and work history with individuals with developmental or severe disabilities, commensurate with rank.

The University:

A student-focused public research university, UNT 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 36,000 students while powering the North Texas region through innovative education and research. UNT’s ultimate mission is to enable its students to excel and attain the green light to greatness.

The Department of Educational Psychology prides itself on having two doctoral programs (i.e., Special Education and Educational Psychology) that support over 100 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 February 22, 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.