Dept Chair/Div Head

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

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Sociology (122700)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Dept Chair/Div Head

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The University of North Texas Department of Sociology invites applications for Department Chair. The department chair position is a 12-month appointment, and ideally the new chair will begin June 1, 2017, but the start date is negotiable. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. The successful candidate should currently hold a tenured position at the rank of Professor, have a strong record of scholarship in or supportive of the department's long-standing and/or emerging interests, and a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level. A Ph.D. in sociology required. Administrative experience, evidence of success in obtaining external funding, and a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and international collaboration are highly desirable. It is anticipated that the new chair will build upon the department's existing strengths in the areas of health and aging, global and comparative sociology, and stratification, while working together with faculty to envision a vibrant and sustainable future. Salary and benefits are competitive. The position reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Academic Analytics ranks the UNT Department of Sociology's doctoral program 64 out of 204 nationwide. The department celebrates ethnic and gender diversity, with 13 research active faculty with more than 50 published books and 47 active doctoral students. Further information about the department can be found at

With almost 38,000 students, the University of North Texas is a Tier 1 research institution and the nation's 25th largest public university. As the largest and most comprehensive university in Dallas-Ft. Worth with a richly diverse study body, UNT serves as a catalyst for creativity and fuels progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state. UNT offers 97 bachelor's, 82 master's, and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT is a public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged, citizens of the world. Additional Information about the University of North Texas can be found at

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a narrative describing scholarly research, a statement of administrative philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness via UNT's Faculty Jobs portal at system identification number 6001332. References will be requested from candidates under consideration and will not be contacted until candidates are notified. Review of applications will begin on December 2nd and continue until the search is closed. Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Jim Meernik, search committee chair at The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE.

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:
PhD in Sociology
Holds rank of Professor
Strong record of scholarship
Excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications:
Administrative experience
Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research
Demonstrated interest in international collaboration
Ability build upon the department's existing strengths in the areas of health and aging, global and comparative sociology, and stratification

Position Type:
Faculty Administrator

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
12 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
Other Document
Narrative Describing Scholarly Research
Summary of Teaching Evaluations

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must submit a statement of administrative philosophy.
The Search Committee will contact applicants of interest for professional references.


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