Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Teacher Education & Administration (132330)

College of Education

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Position: The Department of Teacher Education and Administration invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. Summer teaching is contingent on student demand and funding. The successful candidate will join a dedicated Curriculum & Instruction faculty with undergraduate and graduate programs leading to EC-6, 4-8 and secondary teacher certification. This position will likely include teaching assignments at UNT's New College at Frisco and/or in Gainesville.
Rank/Salary: Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and background.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department through research, teaching, service, and mentoring of students. As a tenure-track member of the faculty, candidates will be expected to develop a record of scholarly research necessary to obtain tenure. In addition, candidates will be expected to engage in teaching and to contribute service to the department, College of Education, and the University of North Texas. Instructional roles include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Studies Education and Curriculum & Instruction. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop or continue an ongoing research agenda in an area of specialization, including regular publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and submission of external grant proposals. Service on dissertation committees, including the chairing of dissertations, is expected.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Social Studies Education, Social Science Education, or a closely related field (e.g., Curriculum & Instruction).
Also required is a minimum of three years of teaching experience in grades EC-12. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in grades EC-8, higher education, and settings with diverse student populations, especially ESL and bilingual.

Area of Specialty:
EC-12 Social Studies Education

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The search committee will contact references only after advanced stages of screening. Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check. Questions regarding the positions can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Kelley King, Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education & Administration, UNT;; (940) 565-4447;; Email is the preferred method of contact.


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