Assistant/Associate Professor Special Education
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor Educational Psychology
Specialization: Special Education with School-Based Emphasis
The Department of Educational Psychology invites applicants for a faculty position in the area of special education at the assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenure negotiable) rank. We are seeking an emerging or established scholar whose research addresses school-based services for students with disabilities with an empirical focus, such as school-based applications of applied behavior analysis, academic interventions, positive behavior support, direct instruction, response to intervention, evidence-based interventions, behavioral consultation, implementation science, or functional behavioral assessment. Ideally, the candidate would fulfill teaching responsibilities in both the special education and ABA program.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Department of Educational Psychology in Baylor’s School of Education emphasizes interdisciplinary research and training focused on improving services and outcomes for children and youth from a range of diverse backgrounds. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of applied behavior analysis, gifted and talented education, school psychology, special education, and quantitative research methods. Our faculty are passionate about conducting rigorous and relevant research as we prepare future practitioners, scholars, researchers, and leaders. Our special education program addresses pressing needs in the field by equipping the next generation of educators and faculty. Our applied behavior analysis program offers concentrations at both the master’s and doctoral levels.
- Earned doctorate in special education, behavior analysis, psychology, or related fields
- Expertise focused on the educational needs of students with high- and/or low-incidence disabilities
- At least two years of experience with K-12 teaching or providing other direct services to students with disabilities
- Eligible for or has obtained Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential
- Commitment to advancing the Christian mission of Baylor in research, teaching, and service
- Maintaining a program of impactful empirical research in school-based services for students with disabilities
- Teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level (ABA and special education programs)
- Recruiting, mentoring, and supervising graduate student on theses and dissertations
- Contributing to the special education and applied behavior analysis programs
- Pursuing grants and external funding
- Working with diverse students, families, and/or communities
SALARY AND BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2024.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by October 15, 2023.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials:
- Letter of interest that addresses the position’s qualifications and responsibilities and incorporates a statement of personal faith and potential fit with Baylor’s Christian mission (https://about.web.baylor.edu)
- Statement describing current and future program of research
- A curriculum vitae
- Transcripts documenting the terminal degree
- Up the three writing samples
- Contact information for three professional references
For questions regarding the position, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Erik Carter (Erik_Carter@baylor.edu)
Application materials must be submitted electronically to: apply.interfolio.com/130358
ABOUT THE BAYLOR CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (BCDD):
The Baylor Center on Development Disabilities (https://bcdd.soe.baylor.edu) invests in research, training, outreach, and clinical services that promotes the flourishing of people with disabilities, their families, and communities. This interdisciplinary Center hosts a growing number of programs, clinics, projects, and events focused on addressing pressing needs in our community and state. It strives to partner with school districts, disability organizations, and community groups to meet the needs of individuals and families from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds. The Center currently hosts three clinics focused on the educational, behavioral, social, and related needs of children with disabilities.
About Baylor School of Education:
For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor University’s mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research and outreach portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. Baylor School of Education’s undergraduate teacher education programs have earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future educators with deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the school’s graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Graduate enrollments continue to rise, with more than 700 students pursuing advanced study and professional preparation through 17 different graduate program options including MA, MSEd, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels.
Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad, and several new searches underway for faculty colleagues, the School is in a period of significant expansion and deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers, and clinicians.
Explore the School of Education through the website, including these links of interest:
- Department of Curriculum & Instruction
- Department of Educational Leadership
- Department of Educational Psychology
- Faculty Profiles
- Grants and Initiatives
- Graduate Programs in the SOE
- Undergraduate Teacher Education Majors
- News from the School of Education and Impact newsletter online
About Baylor University:
Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas and currently serves approximately 21,000 students. Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation and designated an R1 institution within the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system. Baylor University is also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education within its honor roll of "Great Colleges to Work For." Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while affording faculty and staff the opportunity to live in one of the fastest-growing areas of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate Forward, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor’s curriculum includes 126 baccalaureate programs, 79 master’s programs, 47 doctoral programs (including the JD), the Education Specialist program, and the Master of Laws program.
The links below may offer more insights about Baylor University:
- Research at Baylor
- Athletics website
- University Leadership: Office of the President
- University Leadership: Office of the Provost
- Faculty Senate
- Human Resources* and information on Employee Benefits
*For additional questions about Human Resources, please email askHR@baylor.edu
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.