Clinical Assistant Professor of Gifted Education

Department of Educational Psychology
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, EdS, EdD, PhD 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 (https://www.baylor.edu/profuturis). 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.

TRACKING ID#: F014866

Position: Clinical Assistant Professor in Exceptionalities with a Specialty 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 a Clinical Assistant Professor in Exceptionalities with a specialty in gifted education. The gifted education program is a dual or supplementary teacher education certificate program at the undergraduate level and is part of the exceptionalities specialization at the master’s and doctoral levels in the Department of Educational Psychology (EDP).

This faculty member will be a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and the Director of the Center for Community Learning and Enrichment (CCLE) in the School of Education. In this position, the faculty member will teach courses in gifted education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, collaborate on research in applied settings, and solicit external funding. The faculty member will also direct activities related to the CCLE in the School of Education. The CCLE

Given the responsibilities of the position, qualifications include:

  • an earned doctorate in gifted education or a related field;
  • coordination and administration of enrichment and community-based programs at the university level;
  • experiences in teaching, creation and/or delivery of programs for K-12 gifted students, particularly those students from diverse backgrounds;
  • interest in providing professional development related to exceptionalities that serve schools and the community;
  • collaboration with diverse groups of students, faculty from multiple departments, K-12 schools, and the community;
  • teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • a history of and/or strong potential for obtaining extramural funding;
  • a record of research and other scholarly activities in applied settings; 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 gifted education program is a dual or supplementary teacher education certificate program at the undergraduate level and is part of the exceptionalities specialization at the master’s and doctoral levels in the Department of Educational Psychology (EDP). Along with the Department of Educational Psychology, the School of Education also offers academic courses in the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. The CCLE provides learning and enrichment opportunities for other colleges, schools, and departments at Baylor; school districts; state and local agencies; and businesses and other community organizations who are interested in serving the needs of exceptional students.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the dual certificate program in gifted education, particularly courses that address students with two exceptionalities.
  • Pursuing research opportunities in applied settings;
  • Administering and developing all aspects of programs within the Center for Community Learning and Enrichment, including those for K-12 students, educators, and parents;
  • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding;
  • Building partnerships and collaborating with other faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology, departments within and outside the School of Education, public and private schools, and the community;
  • Mentoring, and supervising graduate students who are specializing in gifted and special education;

RANK AND SALARY: Clinical Assistant Professor. 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 via 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: https://apply.interfolio.com/44368

For further information about the Department of Educational Psychology or the position, see https://www.baylor.edu/soe/edp.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Janet Bagby, Search Committee Chair, Janet_Bagby@baylor.edu

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.