Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 5057563
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Education - Special Education

Assistant Professor of Special Education in Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Position DescriptionContributes to the universitys mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions
Applicants should demonstrate potential for collaboration with faculty across departments in the College of Education, including Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology Leadership and Counseling, Higher Education, and Teacher Education. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by external funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful applicant will join a faculty team of nationally recognized, community-engaged researchers in a Special Education Department that offers a highly collegial work environment with multiple opportunities for coordinative leadership advancement in both the Sensory Impairment program areas and the Special Education department.

Required Qualifications
In line with TTUs strategic priorities to engage and empower a diverse student body, enable innovative research and creative activities, and transform lives and communities through outreach and engaged scholarship, applicants should have experience working with diverse student populations at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels within individual or across the areas of teaching, research/creative activity, and service.
Specific required qualifications are:
  1. An earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related field by August 2024
  2. Certification in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH).
  3. EC-12 teaching experience in DHH.
  4. Evidence of an emerging research agenda in DHH.
  5. Commitment to high standards in teaching and evaluation.
  6. Commitment to collaborating with program faculty to meet program needs.
  7. Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University.
  8. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the required qualifications, individuals with the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.
  1. Experience in teaching DHH courses at the university level, especially online distance education courses
  2. Evidence of a clear research agenda in the areas of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, including publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  3. Experience in advising doctoral students or serving on doctoral committees.
  4. Evidence of participation in professional organizations at local, state, national, and international levels.
  5. Evidence of leadership abilities.
  6. Evidence of knowledge, skills, and experience in teaching online distance education courses.
  7. Evidence of seeking external grant funding.
  8. Commitment to developing partnerships with stakeholders for engaged scholarship.
  9. Experience working with diverse student populations is highly desirable.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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