Job Details

Baylor University
  • Position Number: 4528710
  • Location: Waco, TX
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Elementary

Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track, Special Education- School-Based Emphasis
Educational Psychology

Location: Waco, TX
Open Date: Aug 23, 2023
Deadline: Feb 01, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Assistant or Associate Professor of Special Education (School-Based Emphasis)

The Department of Educational Psychology invites applicants for a faculty position in special education at the assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenure negotiable) rank. We are seeking an emerging or established scholar whose research addresses school-based services for students with disabilities with an empirical focus, such as school-based applications of applied behavior analysis, academic interventions, positive behavior support, direct instruction, response to intervention, evidence-based interventions, behavioral consultation, implementation science, or functional behavioral assessment. Ideally, the candidate would fulfill teaching responsibilities in both the special education and ABA programs.

  • Maintaining a program of impactful empirical research in school-based services for students with disabilities.
  • Teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level (ABA and special education programs).
  • Recruiting, mentoring, and supervising graduate students on theses and dissertations.
  • Contributing to the special education and applied behavior analysis programs.
  • Pursuing grants and external funding.
  • Working with diverse students, families, and/or communities.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Educational Psychology in Baylor's School of Education emphasizes interdisciplinary research and training to improve services and outcomes for children and youth from diverse backgrounds. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in applied behavior analysis, gifted and talented education, school psychology, special education, and quantitative research methods. Our faculty are passionate about conducting rigorous and relevant research as we prepare future practitioners, scholars, researchers, and leaders. Our special education program addresses pressing needs in the field by equipping the next generation of educators and faculty. Our applied behavior analysis program offers concentrations at both the master's and doctoral levels.

CENTER: The Baylor Center on Development Disabilities ( invests in research, training, outreach, and clinical services to promote the flourishing of people with disabilities, their families, and communities. This interdisciplinary Center hosts a growing number of programs, clinics, projects, and events focused on addressing pressing needs in our community and state. It strives to partner with school districts, disability organizations, and community groups to meet the needs of individuals and families from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds. The Center currently hosts three clinics focused on the educational, behavioral, social, and related needs of children with disabilities.

SCHOOL: For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor University's mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the School's growing research and outreach portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. Baylor School of Education's undergraduate teacher education programs have earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future educators with deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the School's graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Graduate enrollments continue to rise, with more than 700 students pursuing advanced study and professional preparation through 17 graduate program options, including M.A., M.S.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and several new searches underway for faculty colleagues, the School is in a period of significant expansion and deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers, and clinicians. To learn more about the School of Education, please visit

UNIVERSITY: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

  • Earned doctorate in special education, behavior analysis, psychology, or related fields.
  • Expertise focused on the educational needs of students with high- and/or low-incidence disabilities.
  • At least two years of experience with K-12 teaching or providing other direct services to students with disabilities.
  • Eligible for or has obtained a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential.
  • Commitment to advancing the Christian mission of Baylor in research, teaching, and service.

Application Instructions:
To apply, visit

SALARY AND BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 1, 2024.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by October 15, 2023.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials.

  1. Letter of interest that addresses the positions qualifications and responsibilities and incorporates a statement of personal faith and potential fit with Baylors Christian mission (see
  2. A statement describing current and future programs of research.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. Transcripts documenting the terminal degree.
  5. Up to three writing samples.
  6. Contact information for three professional references.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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