Assistant Professor #495743

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111079
Position Title Assistant Professor #495743
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 495743
Department Counseling & Special Populations

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Job Description:
Lamar University invites application for a tenure-track, faculty position in our undergraduate/graduate special education programs. The successful candidate will maintain an active research and publication agenda; provide guidance and leadership in the undergraduate and graduate programs in special education; work collaboratively with the special education coordinator and department chair; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise, mentor, and provide research supervision to graduate students; fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university and profession; work in collaboration with other colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development as well as with our community partners; aid with recruitment activities; and develop new partnerships.

Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research and supporting an excellent Honors Program. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The campus is conveniently located within easy reach of Houston, TX, Lake Charles, LA, and surrounding communities.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
-An earned Doctorate in special education or a closely related field.

-Established research record or evidence of a viable research agenda;

-Commitment to the profession evidenced by education, teaching, school experience, research, and professional affiliations with organizations pertaining to individuals with disabilities;

-Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses;

-Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students in field placements;

-Commitment to diversity

-Certification in special education

-Experience in teaching in special education setting, grades k-12

-Experience in online education and course development is preferred

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit our website at for more information.

EEO Statement
Preferred Qualifications
Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 02/22/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply online at and include curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and name and addresses of three references.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Unofficial Transcript 1
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy