Assistant/Associate Professional Track & Associate Director of Academic Programs

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Job location: Commerce TAMUC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-14
Req: R-032489
Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professional Track & Associate Director of Academic Programs


Texas A&M University - Commerce


College of Innovation and Design

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type


Job Description


During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.

This one combined PDF must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.


The position is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track appointment, serving as the Associate Director for academic programs within the College of Innovation and Design. This position will include a half-time teaching load in a discipline within the college at the level of Assistant or Associate Professional Track Faculty. The position is responsible for providing visionary leadership for strategic planning and engagement, monitoring enrollment and graduation rates, developing a productive and collaborative atmosphere, mentoring faculty, developing an effective shared governance system, working effectively with the college dean, and building excellence in curriculum and coursework schedules in collaboration with the department faculty.


  • Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and the Academic Success Team to build a positive culture, policies, and communication channels
  • Assesses departmental performance and determines critical requirements for program practices and documentation
  • Encourages professional development of faculty within the department, including but not limited to supporting attendance at professional conferences and community engagement
  • Performs annual evaluations of faculty and staff in CID academic programs. Performs annual evaluation of adjunct teaching effectiveness
  • Oversees course rotation and schedule of classes
  • Exercises fiduciary responsibility on all departmental operating, special, and endowment accounts as well as fixed and consumable assets assigned to departmental programs
  • Monitors departmental scholarships closely and ensures they are fully awarded and made in a timely fashion
  • Develops and implements departmental plans for curriculum development, review and revision
  • Works collaboratively with the Dean of Student Success and VP of Enrollment Management to oversee an effective Academic Success Team
  • Monitors graduation rates and ensures compliance with any relevant Texas A&M System Board of Regents or Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements
  • Completes student graduation checkouts
  • Serves as Institutional Effectiveness Officer
  • Keeps faculty informed of institutional issues in a timely and transparent fashion by hosting departmental meetings and sending out regular communication
  • Manages departmental student issues; the graduation process; employment of adjunct faculty and GAs; departmental and program marketing, including the departmental website; student internships; alumni records; departmental fund-raising initiatives; ordering of equipment and/or supplies; facility renovations; and the completion of various required reports
  • Teaches within one or more College of Innovation and Design academic disciplines
  • Works collaboratively with the dean in the development of new undergraduate programs and/or certificates as needed
  • Works collaboratively with the dean to seek and attract extramural funding and industry funded partnerships as needed
  • Participates alongside relevant faculty under the direction of the dean on advisory board meetings for academic programs
  • Serves on selected departmental, college and university committees
  • Participates in all aspects of the department’s and college’s activities
  • Processes, hears, and decides upon academic suspension and appeals
  • Oversees program and course quality, leading by excellence in own teaching pedagogy
  • Monitors enrollment of programs, coordinating marketing and recruiting efforts with faculty
  • Attends Department Head Council
  • Assigns and oversees services assignments equitably to fulltime faculty in department
  • Reinforces relationships with community colleges, advisory boards, and external stakeholders by building pathways and partnerships with guidance from the dean


  • Education: Earned doctorate in Business, Higher Education, Social Sciences, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Criminal Justice or a closely related field from an accredited institution. Candidate must have experience and interest teaching in existing College of Innovation and Design academic programs: Applied Arts and Sciences; General Studies; Organizational Leadership and/or Criminal Justice (competency-based, law enforcement leadership) or Core.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Academic background commensurate with the rank of assistant or associate professor – professional track (non-tenure)
  • Experience/Knowledge/Skills:
  • Ability to: Multitask and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, students and others with varying cultures and backgrounds


Documented excellence in online teaching

Knowledge of competency-based education

Knowledge of adult learners and adult completer programs

Five years of managerial or administrative and supervisory experience


Departmental faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and student workers

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 10/3/2020
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