Special Education Professor/Associate Professor - College of Education, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Professor/ Associate Professor - Ann M. Jones Endowed Chair in Special Education

Job no: 497344
Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: College of Education

Application Deadline

Position Details
The College of Education at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications for the Ann M. Jones Endowed Chair in Special Education, at the rank of Associate Professor (3+ years of experience) or Full Professor, to begin August 2022. We seek a scholar to provide intellectual leadership for our programs and College. Duties include teaching a 1/1 load, maintaining a robust scholarly research, publication and grant writing agenda, and serving at the college and university levels. The position includes a generous discretionary budget, and a competitive salary. Additionally, the Endowed Chair has the option to serve as the Director for the Alice Neeley Special Education Institute (ANSERS Institute) for additional compensation, and oversight of a generous Institute budget. The Director works in collaboration with the College of Education (COE), the university's two laboratory schools (Kinderfrogs and Starpoint), and the broader TCU and Fort Worth community. More information on the ANSERS Institute can be found here: https://coe.tcu.edu/research-outreach/ansers-institute/index.php.

TCU values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the College seeks a scholar with demonstrated experiences and expertise in these areas.

  • A doctoral degree in Special Education or a related field.
  • A strong record of published scholarship.
  • A record of collaboration with university faculty and school (PK-12) or early intervention personnel
  • University teaching experience
  • Minimum of 2 years PK-12 public school teaching experience, or early intervention teaching experience.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

• An area of expertise in one or more of the following areas: autism and other developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral health, cultural and linguistic diversity within special education.

  • Success in securing grants and other external funds.
  • Effective mentoring of junior faculty and graduate students.

  Experience in and ability to form collaborative working partnerships with colleagues, public school teachers and school districts in the context of a teacher preparation program


Department Details
TCU follows a teacher-scholar model. The CoE offers BS, BSE, MAT, MEd, PhD, and EdD degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certifications in a variety of areas. The college serves a vital role within the community and houses two laboratory schools, the TRIO programs, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars, serve to expand this vibrant learning community. Further, the ANSERS Institute for innovation in special education, Andrews Institute for Mathematics & Science Education, and Center for Public Education & Community Engagement support faculty engaged in innovative research and community outreach. Since June 2012, the CoE has raised $12.6 M in philanthropic support and additional grant funding garnered by faculty, staff, and students.

School/College Description
TCU's College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors and leaders. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. The college has seven undergraduate programs, five master's programs and five doctoral programs, many nationally recognized, that offer degrees and paths to teacher certification in K-12 education, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education and special education. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences from their first semester with our center, institutes, programs and community partnerships, creating leaders in the classroom and beyond.

University & Fort Worth Description

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU's actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums-the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
To apply, upload a letter indicating qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching/research statement, and up to one-page statement indicating the applicant's experience with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Finalists for this position will be asked to send three confidential letters of recommendation via direct email message from the recommender to: [email protected] Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

AA/EEO Statement
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Advertised: October 20, 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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