Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication & Technology (Fall 2017)

Requisition Number FAC - 201000000212
Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication & Technology (Fall 2017)
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Communication and Technology, beginning Fall 2017. This tenure track position is being offered at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to lead development of the UNT Dallas Communication and Technology Department, which offers the B.A. degree, with tracks in digital production, strategic communication, communication studies, and sports communication. This new faculty member will provide leadership in developing curricula, service and experiential learning opportunities, academic and community partnerships, and internships in nonprofit, media, and for-profit sectors throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. The successful candidate will be expected to develop the Communication and Technology major as a premier, highly visible program at UNT Dallas.

We are particularly interested in student-centric, innovative, and energetic candidates who can help lead the development of UNTD's Communication and Technology Department through program development, student recruitment, and community outreach. We seek an experienced academic leader who can contribute to the Communication and Technology program by teaching a range of courses in their area of academic and professional expertise, including digital production, strategic communication, communication studies, and/or sports communication. This new faculty member will also be responsible for developing online courses; a student Communication and Technology club; and collaborative relationships with area broadcasters, community colleges, high schools, advertising agencies, radio stations, and other communication entities. Experience in building articulation agreements and Early College High School programs would be a plus.

The Communication and Technology program currently includes a Speaking Center and online student radio station. The university will complete a new academic building in October 2018, which will feature a 6,000 square-foot media production suite and second radio station. It is our goal to build a state-of-the-art Communication and Technology Department in one of the country's premier media markets, providing training, networking, and direct access to jobs for our graduates.

Expectations for tenure track faculty at UNTD include excellent teaching, research, and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, high quality research and scholarship, service, and program development. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, project development, program leadership, coordinating service learning, and committee leadership.

The University: UNT Dallas offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university with a linguistically and culturally diverse student body. As a young university in a growing sector of Dallas, UNTD is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and student success. Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 to 3,020 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas is part of the University of North Texas System, which also includes UNT Denton and the UNT Health Sciences Center. The UNT Dallas College of Law, located on the UNT System's downtown campus, began instruction in Fall 2014. The university is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body. For more information about UNT Dallas, please visit our website at

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
• Ph.D. in Communication or other closely related field; or MFA in digital production, screenwriting, or other closely related field
• Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching a range of communication courses in the candidate's area of expertise (must be aligned with the central focus areas of the department)
• Experience or demonstrated potential for developing collaborative community partnerships
• Experience or demonstrated potential in building, maintaining, and supervising a broad-based student internship program
• Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship and community service
• Evidence or demonstrated potential for leadership in academic program development
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in curriculum development and developing interdisciplinary degree programs
• Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in online teaching and developing and implementing service learning and experiential learning programs
• Experience in building and supervising student organizations
• Experience in professional communication, such as media production, journalism, or strategic communication
• Academic experience working on a university campus with a culturally diverse population

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

As required to meet the academic schedule.

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant's interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to For additional information visit or contact Michelle Baptiste at, or by calling 972-338-1501. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Glenda Balas, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at 972-338-1526 or Statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Skype interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted. Finalists will be required to present a job talk and teaching demonstration.

For best consideration, applications should be received by February 27, 2017.
Position will remain open until filled.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  4. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Communication or other closely related field; or MFA in digital production, screenwriting, or other closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
  4. Graduate transcript
  5. PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcript
  2. Veteran Preference (DD-214)
  3. Post graduate transcript