University of North Texas - Faculty Director
The Director of the Institute for Autism Research Excellence will be a dynamic leader, motivator, and excellent communicator with a history of sustained Federal research funding in autism. This individual will have substantial experience in leadership roles, administration, and mentorship. The Director will establish and elevate the Institute by facilitating multi-disciplinary collaboration, communication, and funded research addressing fundamental questions in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families. The Director should be a visionary researcher who is interested in exploring and developing innovative and creative programs, services, and products that are evidence-based and provide culturally responsive care across the lifespan. The Director must be able to build relationships, manage teams effectively, facilitate research, coordinate community outreach, budget resources and human capital, and build synergy for cohesive and comprehensive autism support at UNT, throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, and beyond.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. * Ability to develop and instill a shared sense of purpose, direction, and momentum within a complex and diverse research institute. Is a visionary leader and gifted communicator who attracts resources and empowers faculty, staff, and students to achieve at the highest levels of potential.* Has a career track of documentable accomplishments in complex administrative leadership roles within an academic setting. Demonstrate the capacity to provide collaborative leadership for a multidisciplinary institute within a large and diverse higher education environment, and will bring a broad vision and creative thinking in order to envision, strategize, and map a plan for future outcomes of the Institute.* Demonstrates a record of fostering innovation and out-of-the-box thinking through interdisciplinary collaborations ? internally and externally. Is a skilled facilitator with proven success in constructively engaging personnel, creating cohesiveness among disparate entities, and forging positive, collaborative relationships throughout the Institute.* Academic expertise and international recognition in an autism-related field of study, including strong credentials and a broad perspective in education, research, teaching, and extramural funding support. Brings publication and dissemination success, and has experience serving in the capacity of administrator within large projects, programs, centers/institutes and/or departments/institutions, including proven skills in strategic planning, organizational management, and program/project evaluation.* Recognized success as a trainer/educator with a passion for team building and mentoring. A person-centered academic leader with a record of student leadership. Gifted at recruiting, retaining, and guiding faculty, staff, and students toward academic achievement/success in their chosen fields of endeavor.* Possesses exceptional communication skills and a management style/philosophy predicated on enabling, leading, and inspiring positive outcomes of clearly articulated goals and objectives resulting in a demonstrated record of research and leadership productivity.*The ideal candidate brings a proven track record in conducting, supporting, advocating, recognizing and rewarding high quality research initiatives. An established record of working with and leading distinguished scholars is necessary. Record of active participation and/or leadership within national associations and meetings of appropriate societies and associations is desired.* Experience and demonstrated success in fundraising and development, with proven skills in identifying and nurturing donors and cultivating academic outreach and funding relationships with all relevant stakeholders.* Proven ability to develop, advance and fortify alliances and engagement between university entities and the community, particularly with current and potential philanthropic partners at the regional, national, and international levels, including foundations, business/industry, and government entities.* Proven fiduciary skills and ability to develop, plan, format, implement and monitor for success all phases of fiscal operations of the Institute.* The successful candidate will have an earned terminal degree, and will meet the specific qualifications to be tenured as a full professor in the assigned college(s).
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