Overview

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin invites applicants for the position of an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Special Education.

The general responsibilities for this position include:

  • Teaching courses in Special Education at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Advising and engaging in scholarly research, as well as serving the program, department, college, and university
  • Assisting with program development and implementation
  • Grant development.
  • Developing university, school, and community partnerships.
  • Serving the community, district agencies, and professional organizations.
  • Teaching and advising in the master’s special education program and teaching on-line.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in Special Education or other closely related field from an accredited university. ABD’s will be considered if completing their dissertation within 6 months of appointment
  • At least 18 graduate-level hours in each of the candidate’s teaching field(s) – and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Special Education
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience in U.S. public schools with broad experience working with students with mild/moderate/severe disabilities and knowledge of assessment, curriculum, and instruction
  • An active/demonstrated commitment to serving diverse populations of children, adolescents, and adults
  • Potential for or demonstrated excellence in teaching ability and scholarly promise (commensurate with rank)
  • Direct experience working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • A willingness to participate in innovative teacher education projects
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work as a team when supporting new initiatives and partnerships in the College of Education
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and parents, including under-served populations and first-generation students and parents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an appropriate understanding of the needs of the audience and appropriate professionalism
  • Interest in the professional and personal growth of students
  • A genuine spirit of study necessary to maintain currency in one’s academic field.
  • All UTPB employees must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialization as a Diagnostician
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Potential for and/or demonstrated record of obtaining external funding, commensurate with rank
  • Ability to teach via traditional and alternative delivery methods
  • Demonstrated experience in innovation within the field of special education, including the use of evidence-based practices and innovative technology
  • Desire to contribute to a high-performing faculty and staff

HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered.

Please include all required documents with your submission:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three Professional References
  • Transcript(s) from each degree-granting institution

Optional Documents:

  • Evidence of scholarly work – e.g., published manuscripts, book chapters (add to “Portfolio” field on Documents Needed to Apply page of the application)

For review of applications, applicants may submit unofficial transcripts. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of Texas Permian Basin is committed to providing equal employment and education opportunities free from illegal discrimination and ensures this commitment to nondiscrimination by informing employees and students of their rights and responsibilities, conducting fair and timely complaint investigations, and acting as an overall resource to employees and students. The University is an equal opportunity employer and employs without regard to sex, race, color national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

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