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Assistant/Associate Professor, Special Education #499810

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should apply online at and include a curriculum vitae; statement of teaching and research interests; and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111513
Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Special Education #499810
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 499810
Department College of Education & Human Devel Dept

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Job Summary:
Lamar University invites application for a tenure-track, faculty position in our graduate special education/educational diagnostician programs.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research and publication agenda; provide guidance and leadership in the graduate programs in special education and specialization program for educational diagnosticians; work collaboratively with the specialeducation coordinator and department chair; teach graduate courses; supervise practicum students; 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 surround ing communities.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
-An earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field; ABDs will be considered;
-Valid certification as an Educational Diagnostician or licensed as a Specialist in School Psychology;
-Established research record or evidence of a viable research agenda;
-Commitment to the professional evidenced by education, teaching, school experience, research, and professional affiliations with organizations pertaining to individuals with disabilities;
-Experience teaching graduate level courses;
-Experience supervising graduate students in field placements;
-Commitment to diversity
-Certification in special education
-Experience in teaching in special education setting, grades K-12.

Please visit our website at for more information.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in online education and course development is preferred.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code ยง51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 03/07/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates should apply online at and include a curriculum vitae; statement of teaching and research interests; and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

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

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education that you have achieved?
    • Doctorate Degree
    • ABD
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
  3. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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