Associate/Full Professor in Gifted Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Baylor School of Education
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SCHOOL: Baylor's School of Education, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. With 50 full-time faculty members, the school's growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.

The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments - Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Baylor's undergraduate program in teacher education, enrolling 450 students, has earned the School of Education national distinction for its innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Nearly 175 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in Master’s, Ed.S., Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and searches underway for eight new faculty colleagues, the school has entered into a period of significant expansion and of deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians.

UNIVERSITY: 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." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the Department of Educational Psychology:

TRACKING ID#:  F014864

POSITION: Associate to Full Professor in Gifted Education, Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, Baylor University

Qualifications: The Department of Educational Psychology in the School of Education at Baylor University is seeking highly qualified applicants for an associate to full professor in Gifted Education. The applicant will be part of the faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology with responsibilities of scholarship, teaching, and administration. This faculty member will direct programs that offer graduate and undergraduate degrees to students interested in gifted education. Given the responsibilities of the position, qualifications include:

  • an earned doctorate in gifted education or a related field;
  • distinct expertise in gifted education, talent development, underrepresented populations, and/or twice exceptionalities with books, publications in recognized journals, and presentations at the national and international levels;
  • history of and/or strong potential for obtaining extramural funding;
  • ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in gifted education and related fields in educational psychology;
  • experiences in teaching, creation and/or delivery of programs for gifted students;
  • coordination and administration of programs at the university level;
  • collaboration with diverse groups of students and faculty; and
  • a philosophy compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals

Responsibilities: The Department of Educational Psychology contains faculty members with expertise that span the disciplines of applied behavior analysis, gifted education, school psychology, special education, quantitative methods, and learning and development. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Directing the undergraduate and graduate programs and other related activities in gifted education;
  • Developing and maintaining a high level of productivity in research and scholarly activities;
  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding;
  • Recruiting, mentoring, and supervising graduate students who are specializing in gifted and special education;
  • Collaborating with other faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology, departments within and outside the School of Education, the Director of the Center for Community Learning and Enrichment, and the Professional Development School Network.

RANK AND SALARY: Associate (tenure negotiable) or Full Professor (with tenure). The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2018.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials: a formal letter addressing position interest, qualifications, research/scholarship areas, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; representative scholarly works; and a copy of terminal degree transcript. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted vis Interfolio (these references should be named in the candidate's cover letter). Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later.

Materials should be submitted electronically to:

For further information about the Department of Educational Psychology or the position, see

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Susan Johnsen, Search Committee Chair,

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.