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Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education

The University of Texas Permian Basin
Job Location:
Odessa, Texas
Special Education

Department: College of Education

Classification: Faculty

Job Description

The University of Texas Permian Basin's College of Education invites applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Literacy, Language, and Special Populations. The position will begin in Fall 2022; however, there is the possibility of hire date as early as Spring 2022.

REPORTS TO: Department Chair and College Dean

SALARY: Competitive; commensurate with qualifications and experience

  1. Teaching courses in Special Education at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including online instruction), with a preference for a portion of the teaching load in the area of educational diagnostics/special education assessment.
  2. Advising master's students majoring in special education.
  3. Engaging in scholarly research and publication.
  4. Providing service to the program, department, college, and university.
  5. Assisting with program development and implementation.
  6. Developing grant proposals and pursuing external funding to support teaching, research, and community outreach.
  7. Developing university, school, and community partnerships.
  8. Serving the community, district agencies, and professional organizations
As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI), The University of Texas Permian Basin seeks candidates who are actively committed to serving diverse populations of children, adolescents, and adults, including first-generation college students and English language learners.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Department Chair and College Dean.

  1. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  2. The University of Texas Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
  3. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
  4. EOE, including disability/vets.
  5. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits including free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program. We invite you to learn more at

Please include all required documents with your submission:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Contact information (full name, position, organization, telephone, and email address) for three professional references

4. 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)

At the time of application, candidates may submit unofficial transcripts. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be submitted.

Required Qualifications


1, Earned doctoral degree in Special Education or other closely related fields from an accredited university with a minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in each field the candidate will teach. ABDs will be considered if completing their dissertation within 6 months of appointment.
2. At least 18 graduate hours in Special Education.
3. 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.
4. Potential for or demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship (commensurate with rank).
5. Direct experience working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
6. Willingness to participate in innovative teacher education projects.
7. Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work as a team when supporting new initiatives and partnerships in the College of Education and across the University.
8. 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.
9. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an appropriate understanding of the needs of the audience, and appropriate professionalism.
10. Interest in the professional and personal growth and career development of students.
11. A genuine spirit of inquiry is necessary to maintain currency in the Special Education field.
12. Desire to contribute to a high-performing faculty and staff

Note: All UTPB employees must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications


1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with students with low incidence disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, or culturally diverse students with disabilities.
2. Qualifications and experience appropriate for teaching graduate courses in the Educational Diagnostician certification track.
3. College-level teaching experience, ideally within the field of education.
4. Established record of obtaining external funding and participating in grant-funded projects.
5. Ability to teach via traditional and alternative (i.e., online, hybrid) delivery methods.
6. Experience in innovation within the field of special education, including the use of evidence-based practices and innovative technology.

Posting Number: F141P

Open Until Filled: Yes

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