Department of Educational Psychology

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution,consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following faculty positions in the School of Education - Department of Educational Psychology.


POSITION: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology with a specialization in Special Education or related field.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have: an earned doctorate in Special Education or related field by the fall of 2016; the ability to teach courses in Special Education; a strong potential for publishing empirical research and obtaining extramural funding; a commitment to mentoring and developing students; classroom or clinic experience teaching children or youth; and a philosophy and personal values compatible with the stated mission of the University.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the areas of literacy, collaboration/co-teaching, and applied behavior analysis, as well as experiences in general and special education classrooms and mentoring candidates in field-based settings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop or maintain a strong program of scholarship; teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; mentor students; and provide service to the university and the profession.

Currently, the Department of Educational Psychology has eleven full-time faculty members that teach graduate and undergraduate courses. The department directs undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduate programs include Special Education, Gifted Education, and an undergraduate minor. Graduate programs include a Masters of Arts degree, Masters of Science degree, Education Specialist degree in School Psychology, and a Ph.D. program that includes specializations in Applied Behavior Analysis, Gifted Education, School Psychology, Learning and Development, and Quantitative Methods.

The Special Education and Gifted Education programs offer a wide variety of public school field experiences for students. Additionally, the Department of Educational Psychology houses two off-campus clinics for children with developmental disabilities which provide opportunities for faculty scholarship and student field experience.

The Department of Educational Psychology is seeking a faculty member who has the potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching and can contribute to the Special Education program as well as other Educational Psychology programs. An electronic copy of this announcement and link to other information about the Department of Educational Psychology can be found at:

RANK AND SALARY: The salary will be commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2016.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015; applications received after this date will continue to receive consideration until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All application materials should be sent electronically (preferably in pdf format) to the search committee at Candidates should include the following in their application materials: a formal letter addressing position interest, qualifications, research/scholarship areas, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; selected reprints; and a copy of terminal degree transcript. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference emailed to the aforementioned email address (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and transcripts showing terminal degree may be requested later.

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