Center for Asian American Studies
Center for Asian American Studies

Tenure-track position in Education and Asian American Studies at UT Austin

Fri, September 6, 2013

The Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, invites applications for a tenure-track position in special education with a focus on Asian American students. The position will be at the Assistant Professor level. Duties include developing and maintaining a nationally recognized program of research (supported or potentially supported by external funding); teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in special education; contributing to the refinement of our undergraduate and graduate programs; advising students; collaborating with local districts and agencies serving culturally and economically diverse students; and engaging in service to the university and profession.  The successful candidate will hold a courtesy appointment with the Center for Asian American Studies ( with which they will cross list courses . Affiliation with the Meadows Center for Preventing Education Risk is negotiable (

The successful candidate should hold a doctorate in special education or related field. An established record of publication and strong potential for research funding is essential. The candidate's research should focus on issues of assessment and/or intervention with elementary- and/or secondary-aged Asian American students with disabilities. Requirements include experience preparing practitioners in evidence-based culturally sensitive educational practices. Prior experience working with diverse students, families, and schools is highly valued.

The University of Texas at Austin, ranked first in public Colleges of Education, provides strong faculty support. The Department of Special Education includes a highly collaborative faculty committed to excellence in research, teaching, and leadership training.

Candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, and contact information for three people from whom letters of reference may be requested. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Sylvia Linan-Thompson, Search Committee Chair, at

Application materials should be submitted to: Search Committee, Department of Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin, George I. Sanchez Building, 1 University Station, Mailcode: D5300, Austin, Texas 78712 (or

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