University of Texas at Austin — Associate / Full Professor in Equity and Diversity in Special Education

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Special Education is seeking a faculty member in Equity and Diversity in Special Education at the Associate or Full Professor level. The mission of the program area is to advance equity and justice at the intersections of dis/ability, race, social class, gender, sexuality, migration, and language in education and society. Ranked #5 in U.S. News and World Report, the Department of Special Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to diversity, inclusivity and excellence.

The College of Education, ranked among the top 5 public colleges of education in the country, bridges research and practice and promotes equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, and community. Inclusiveness and excellence are interconnected in the work of faculty. The College of Education is interested in and values candidates who work with diverse and underserved populations, and show a commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities. Austin, Texas is an exciting, welcoming, and inclusive city with the reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World.

Strong candidates will have active and funded research agendas, excellent leadership, and a demonstrated commitment to instructional practices, policies, and programs that enhance equitable opportunities for individuals with disabilities and families, particularly those from historically marginalized backgrounds. The faculty member will bring critical theories and methods to their research—including but not limited to disability studies in education, intersectionality, critical race theory, and multilingualism and language acquisition—and a record of high impact publications.
Duties include teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in special education, advising students, and contributing to the overall refinement of our undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates who have a record of serving and partnering with culturally diverse and minoritized communities across multiple levels of educational systems (e.g., schools, districts, higher education) will be strongly considered. The faculty member will join colleagues who work across our nationally ranked College of Education on research and projects related to enhancing diversity and equity. Scholars of underrepresented groups in academia and candidates with experience in culturally and linguistically diverse settings are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

All candidates should submit the following materials to the Interfolio (Job 69093):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement detailing how candidate’s teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will address education and health disparities
  • Three samples of scholarly writing
  • List of three references with contact information

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair: North Cooc ( Search Members: Chris Doabler (, Terry Falcomata (, Audrey Sorrells (, Keffrelyn Brown (

The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. Qualified applicants from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

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