Assistant or Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education

We invite applications for a tenure-track position in special education with a focus on individuals and families from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds. The position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research 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. Those considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level will have an active portfolio of externally funded research. Affiliation with the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk is also negotiable.


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. 

We are committed to building a diverse faculty and are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. 

Application Instructions

Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio. Candidates must submit an application letter, diversity statement (addressing research, teaching, and service), 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 November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Search Committee Chairs Micheal Sandbank or Terry Falcomata

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