Assistant Professor - Special Populations - (FAC002032)
: H0524 Ed Leadership & Policy Studies
Commensurate with experience
As part of an ambitious Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution, the
University of Houston College of Education works to improve health and
educational outcomes for all children and families through inspired teaching,
innovative scholarship, and strong partnerships. Housed in the nation's most
diverse and fourth-largest city, the College is committed to our mission to
end the inequities that afflict traditionally underserved populations in
Houston and beyond.
At the University of Houston, we not only dare to dream big dreams, but we
collaborate to achieve them. Building on a trajectory of accelerated research
activity, the University is pursuing a bold initiative to increase research
and scholarly output by 50 percent in five years. New faculty will join a
University with a growing number of nationally-funded research centers and an
aggressive agenda to leverage science to make a transformative impact locally,
nationally, and across the globe.
The Houston metropolitan area offers scholars rich urban and suburban
environments in which to work and live – as well as opportunities for
international research and study. Our College prides itself on the multiple
forms of diversity embraced and valued as strengths by our students, staff,
faculty, and community. UH serves more than 47,000 students and is one of the
most ethnically diverse public research universities in the United States.
In the College of Education, our faculty and staff are united around five key
beliefs: Our responsibility is to improve lives; achieving equity requires
inspiring collective action; greater understanding depends on rigorous
scientific inquiry; diverse perspectives and talents fuel excellence; and
transformation requires challenging and valuing ourselves and others. These
tenets drive us as we prepare future teachers, administrators, counselors,
psychologists, health specialists, researchers and other leaders in their
In support of our pursuits, the College is searching for a tenure track
assistant professor faculty position in Special Populations. We seek
experienced and ambitious colleagues whose research and teaching are
strategically aligned with our ongoing work to address educational
disparities. We also desire a colleague who adds diversity and strength to our
current faculty's strengths and areas of research.
Position in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Our Department houses three programs: K-12 Leadership, Higher Education
Leadership and Policy Studies, and Special Populations. We seek one new
tenure-track colleague in Special Populations who shares our Department's
philosophical aim to strengthen educational opportunities and outcomes for all
students, particularly those individuals historically underserved by current
local, state, national, and international educational and social systems.
Special Populations programs at UH prepare graduates for positions in a
variety of settings and provide them with the tools to meet the needs of ALL
students in K-12 schools (both general education and special education) who
often experience challenges related to language, learning, social
interactions, transition, and poverty. The University of Houston is responsive
to the needs of dual-career couples.
The priority application deadline is November 1, 2021 and review of
applications will begin immediately. To apply, please visit
https: // jobs.uh.edu/. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a letter
of interest and curriculum vitae. Candidates selected for interviews will be
asked to provide contact information for five professional references. If you
have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Hawkins,
Search Committee Chair, at jhawkins2@Central.UH.EDU.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
An earned doctorate - EdD or PhD is required.
Successful applicants will demonstrate the following:
Professional Experiences in applied educational settings to include the
identification and implementation of evidence-based interventions and
assessments to help close achievement gaps, keep students in school, and
successfully launch them into college and careers paths;
Applied Research activities that have resulted in peer-reviewed
publications, presentations, and the potential for funding;
Team Leadership/Coaching history to include a focus on Improvement Science
work that supports the work of students who bring the most pressing
concerns experienced by the educational community to each course. Capacity
to lead teams to network and support fellow members who respond to a grand
challenge they face in their own professional context.
Special Education Teacher Certification is required.
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty
appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All
positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal
Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of
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