Assistant Professor of Special Education in Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Company: Texas Tech University
Posted on: February 11, 2024
Assistant Professor of Special Education in Deaf and Hard of
EDUC Special Education EDSP
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research
and service, some variation by academic unit.
About the Department and/or College
The Department of Special Education at Texas Tech University
invites applications from innovative and thoughtful colleagues to
join our faculty at the rank of an Assistant Professor in Deaf and
Hard of Hearing (DHH). This full-time, tenure-track position with a
nine-month academic year appointment will start on September 1,
The Texas Tech University , with over 2,000 students, offers a
nationally recognized undergraduate teacher preparation program and
21 graduate degrees that prepare students for professional or
academic positions in education. The Department of Special
Education and the College place a focus on strategic outreach and
engaged scholarship. We collaborate with local, regional, state,
national, and global partners to address complex problems facing
individuals and communities. In recognition of its extraordinary
community outreach efforts, the college received a 2018 W.K.
Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award from the
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
The Department of Special Education offers competitive graduate
programs that are growing both nationally and internationally. We
are a diverse community of scholars, researchers, and educators
with a commitment to excellence in education and serving EC-12
public schools and beyond.
Our DHH Program has graduate level certification and master's
programs specializing in the area as well as a Ph.D. program in
Special Education where doctoral students can focus their interests
and research in DHH.
Currently there is a nationwide shortage of professionals in DHH,
hence the great need to train more highly qualified teachers of
students who are deaf/hard of hearing. We need a highly qualified
applicant with knowledge and credentials in this specialized area
to meet the needs of our growing program.
Referred to as the "Hub City" because it serves as the educational,
cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region,
Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to
community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated
public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a
family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places
to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving
music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving
distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan
cities. provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community
and its resources, programs, events, and histories.
Applicants should demonstrate potential for collaboration with
faculty across departments in the College of Education, including
Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology Leadership and
Counseling, Higher Education, and Teacher Education. Candidates who
have very strong records of scholarship supported by external
funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to
bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are
encouraged to apply. The salary is competitive and commensurate
with qualifications and experience.
The successful applicant will join a faculty team of nationally
recognized, community-engaged researchers in a Special Education
Department that offers a highly collegial work environment with
multiple opportunities for coordinative leadership advancement in
both the Sensory Impairment program areas and the Special Education
Texas Tech University
In line with TTU's strategic priorities to engage and empower a
diverse student body, enable innovative research and creative
activities, and transform lives and communities through outreach
and engaged scholarship, applicants should have experience working
with diverse student populations at the undergraduate and/or
graduate levels within individual or across the areas of teaching,
research/creative activity, and service.
Specific required qualifications are:
- An earned doctorate in Special Education or a closely related
field by August 2024
- Certification in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH).
- EC-12 teaching experience in DHH.
- Evidence of an emerging research agenda in DHH.
- Commitment to high standards in teaching and evaluation.
- Commitment to collaborating with program faculty to meet
- Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the
Department, College, and University.
- A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse
In addition to the required qualifications, individuals with the
following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to
- Experience in teaching DHH courses at the university level,
especially online distance education courses
- Evidence of a clear research agenda in the areas of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing, including publications in peer-reviewed
- Experience in advising doctoral students or serving on doctoral
- Evidence of participation in professional organizations at
local, state, national, and international levels.
- Evidence of leadership abilities.
- Evidence of knowledge, skills, and experience in teaching
online distance education courses.
- Evidence of seeking external grant funding.
- Commitment to developing partnerships with stakeholders for
- Experience working with diverse student populations is highly
Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all
applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of
all TTU employees.
Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include the following documents in your application:
- Letter of application
- Current curriculum vitae
- Unofficial graduate transcripts
- One sample publication
- List of three references with complete addresses, phone
numbers, and e-mail addressesQuestions about this position should
be directed to Dr. Phoebe Okungu, Search Committee Chair at . If
you need assistance with the application process, contact Human
Resources, Talent Acquisition at email@example.com or
Cover Letter, Posts in Specialty Journals, Professional/Personal
References, Resume / CV, Transcript
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the
individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring
department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional
information, please reference the institutional pay plan by
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information or status as a protected
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