Murchison Endowed Professor of Education and Director of School Psychology
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Internal Number: JR100585
Job Family Group:
Education (Angela Breidenstein)
United States of America (Exempt)
Trinity University's Department of Education invites applications for the Murchison Endowed Professor of Education and Director of School Psychology, to start Fall 2024. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional potential to contribute to teaching, research, and engagement in the department, university, San Antonio, and national communities, with a focus on local and national impact.
Trinity University is a secular, independent, private, prestigious liberal arts institution with selective graduate programs (five total, with three in education and school psychology as one of those). We're located in the heart of San Antonio, a large, vibrant and diverse city where our students learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. Trinity University receives over 11,000 applications, with approximately 650 first-year students in the Class of 2026. Discover more about Trinity University.
Both the Department of Education and the University as a whole value and safeguard academic freedom for faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Trinity is guided by a set of core values and is committed to implementing practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff to feel welcomed and engaged in a community of learning.
Our Department of Education's mission is to develop educational leaders and learners who collaboratively transform schools and communities into spaces that promote equity and excellence. Long-recognized nationally for our top teacher, leader, and school psychology preparation programs, we have built strong, collaborative and sustained relationships with our city's districts, schools, early childhood centers (ex. PreK4SA), community agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Our NASP accredited program features a three-year design with a graduate assistantship in the first year, a year-long practicum in the second year, and a full-time internship anywhere in the U.S. in the third year. In addition to full-time faculty, our part-time faculty are highly respected practicing school psychologists and professional leaders; they participate across all areas of the program including teaching, admissions and advising, and program development.
Our Department values both strong teaching and scholarship. As scholar-practitioners, we collaborate as local, national, and international leaders via our teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek to transform educational outcomes and foster generational impact, envisioning a world that provides equitable educational access so that every learner flourishes, leads a purposeful life, and contributes to their communities.
The Murchison Endowed Professorship is unique in both its leadership and research opportunities, including access to a robust start-up package and ongoing annual research and professional development funding; a reduced course load; and many other departmental and university resources. Enhanced teaching and learning resources for students include a 1:1 test kit to student ratio, iPads and the most current technology for learning assessments, and regular funding for interns to attend and present at the state school psychology conference (Texas Association of School Psychologists). Our long-standing national accreditation will continue to be supported with institutional support, including an assessment coordinator in the department and university's Office of Institutional Research. Our colleague will join a well-established and highly-respected program with partnerships across the region, and they will work in collaboration with a second full-time colleague with expertise in the program and exceptional connections across the region's institutions and organizations. Along with a committed team of part-time faculty, the Murchison Endowed Professor will build on the program's tradition of preparing the next generation of school psychology professionals and leaders.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Candidates for this position would be expected to (1) provide leadership to the graduate program and courses in school psychology, with opportunities for collaboration with graduate programs in educational leadership and teacher preparation, and (2) contribute to the department's asset-based perspective on working with diverse communities. Candidates will be expected to:
develop and teach two courses per semester; lead efforts to deepen faculty, staff, and students' culturally responsive practices in the program; and, serve as the university supervisor for interns and advise graduate students and alumni;
lead the program, in collaboration with university and field-based faculty in the department and at the university, including in accreditation; and,
maintain a robust research agenda, supported by generous start-up funds, annual endowed professor funding, academic leaves, access to summer and other research stipends, and collaboration with colleagues who help coordinate with public and private funding sources.
Appointment at the rank of professor.
Candidates will have a doctoral degree and must be a licensed school psychologist. We expect candidates to have (1) expertise in school psychology (2) experience as a school psychologist, and (3) experience with school psychology preparation in higher education (ex. program development, course instruction, supervising candidates, leading program accreditation). Candidates are expected to hold the rank of full professor.
A Licensed Psychologist (LP) is preferred.
This candidate champions practices that foster belonging, inclusion, and equity in Early Childhood-Grade 12 and higher education contexts for students studying school psychology and the communities they serve. They will have a demonstrated record of teaching expertise, a passion for mentoring and advising graduate students, experience in leading a nationally accredited school psychology program (National Association of School Psychologists), an active research agenda, and strong leadership in the field of school psychology and higher education.
Licensed School Psychologist
Additionally a Licensed Psychologist
Teaching expertise, advising graduate students, leading a nationally accredited school psychology program (National Association of School Psychologists), active research agenda, and strong leadership in the field of school psychology and higher education.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is completed in office and school environments. May work under pressure to meet office/project deadlines. Must meet with students and stakeholders in person at the university and in EC-12 and community/school/professional contexts. Willingness to travel on behalf of Trinity University. Physical demands are light. All lifting is less than 50 pounds. Occasionally, the incumbent will be required to pick up or deliver information to an off-campus office.
Maintaining and satisfying minimum attendance requirements is an essential function of this position. All employees in this job classification are required to satisfy this requirement. This job classification may not include "light duty" work or allow unpredictable or unrestricted absences. On-site attendance required.
HOW TO APPLY
When starting the application, select "Apply Manually." Only complete fields with a red asterisk, which are required. In the "My Experience" section, you do not need to complete the "Work Experience," "Education," "Certifications," or "Languages" fields.
In the "Application Documents" field, upload the following, each as a separate pdf file (note: a maximum of five (5) files can be uploaded):
A statement addressing candidate's teaching philosophy and research agenda
A statement describing the candidate's approach to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their teaching, scholarship, and other professional activities (suggested word limit 250-500 words)
Evidence of strong teaching, which could include select teaching evaluations, syllabi, and/or other artifacts of practice
For full consideration, submit materials by November 1, 2023.
Please direct inquiries and questions to email@example.com and they will be responded to by Dr. Enrique Aleman, Jr., search chair; Dr. Angela Breidenstein, department chair; or Ms. Lisa Chavez, academic office assistant.
Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. If you have revisions needed to an application already submitted or need help submitting an application, please contact Human Resources at 210-999-7507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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