Dept Chair/Div Head

Denton, TX
Apr 13, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Physics (122300)

College of Science

Dept Chair/Div Head

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas is seeking applications for the position of Chair and Professor with tenure, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019. According to the most recent Carnegie Classification, UNT ranks as a top-tier research university. UNT has over 38,000 enrolled students, over 100 undergraduate physics majors, over 70 graduate physics majors, and over 20 full-time physics faculty members.* The Chair and Professor of the Department of Physics will work closely with the Dean of the College of Science and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to grow areas of international prominence.
*Based on Fall 2017 headcounts

We seek candidates with a strong record of research accomplishments, leadership ability, dedication to education and commitment to collegial faculty governance. The Chair is expected to create an appropriate environment within the Department that will stimulate and facilitate faculty efforts at building and maintaining externally funded research programs. Other duties include promoting faculty and student recruitment and retention, and managing the Department's resources.

UNT is located in Denton, Texas, a college town that is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. For complete qualifications and application information, please visit Information about the department may be obtained by visiting or by contacting Melinda Rule, Administrative Assistant to the Chair, Department of Physics, e-mail: [email protected], phone: 940-565-2630. Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications are an earned doctorate in Physics or related field. A distinguished record of research, as measured by referred publications and funded research, effective teaching and service commensurate with the appointment to the rank of professor.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates that have a history of leadership as a chair, assistant chair or associate dean that demonstrates the ability to maintain collegial working relationships within the department and with other administrators. Preferred qualifications also include evidence of effective leadership in developing and executing strategies for the department and its research programs. Experience with US educational institutions as either a student or as a faculty member is preferred

Position Type:

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
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Narrative Describing Scholarly Research
Statement of Teaching Philosophy


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