The Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research (supported or with the potential to be supported by external funding); teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level related to ECSE; mentoring graduate students; collaborating with local districts and agencies serving culturally and economically diverse students; and engaging in service to the university and profession. Affiliation with the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk is also negotiable (www.meadowscenter.org). The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in special education or a related field with an emphasis in ECSE. The candidate’s research should focus on issues related to intervention with children at risk and/or children with disabilities and their families. Prior experience working with young diverse students, schools, and families is highly valued. Experience preparing practitioners in evidence-based educational practices in ECSE is desired. The University of Texas at Austin, one of the top-ranked Colleges of Education in the nation, provides strong faculty support. The Department of Special Education includes a highly collaborative faculty committed to excellence in research, teaching, and leadership training.
Candidates must submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, and contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested. Screening of applications will begin on, October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Marcia Barnes, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.