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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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UNT-Teacher Education & Admin-132330


College of Education

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Department Summary:

UNT is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. UNT is located only 26 miles north of DFW International Airport. UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities and is highly diverse. It is also ranked in the top 8% of USA universities based on racial, geographic, gender, and age diversity and among the nation’s top 100 universities for social mobility and ethnic diversity (U.S. News & World Report, 2020 College Rankings).

Position Summary:

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration (TE&A) seeks a Professor with tenure in Science Education to begin Fall 2021. The successful candidate will join Curriculum & Instruction faculty in a dynamic undergraduate program leading to EC-6, 4-8, and secondary teacher certification. Science Education faculty also participate in the department’s Master and PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and in Teach North Texas, University of North Texas’ (UNT) innovative math and science secondary level teacher preparation program. Of particular interest to the College of Education are candidates who are committed to improving people’s lives through powerful learning, social-emotional wellness, physical health, civic engagement, and anti-racist education.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (offered at the UNT campus and other off-site locations and online) in Science Education, STEM Education, and Curriculum & Instruction; co-direct Teach North Texas, UNT’s innovative math and science secondary level teacher preparation program; collaborate with COE faculty in promoting a Learning Sciences perspective; serve on and chair doctoral dissertation committees; maintain an active research agenda; obtain grant funding; and provide service to the Department, College, University, community constituencies, and professional organizations. Summer teaching is contingent on student demand and funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

(1) Earned doctorate with emphasis in Science Education (or a related field); (2) Research, teaching, and/or administrative experience with culturally and/or linguistically diverse populations; (3) Excellence in university teaching experience; (4) Evidence of a nationally and internationally recognized research agenda and a publication record commensurate with rank of professor; (5) Evidence of successful grant procurement; (6) Evidence of chairing doctoral dissertations; and (7) Evidence of successful experience in leadership positions at department, college, university, and professional organization. Applicants for full professor must meet UNT’s criteria for tenure at the full professor level.

Preferred Qualifications:

(1) Teaching and research experience within a STEM and/or STEAM context that focuses on anti-racist research and practices; (2) Experience working from and within a Learning Sciences perspective; and (3) Teaching experience and research agenda that focuses on and with Communities of Color like those found in Texas.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Area of Specialty:

Science Education

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

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.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants will submit: (a) Cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, a research agenda, as well as stances on teaching and on diversity and equity; (b) Curriculum vitae; © List of names and contact information of three references; (d) Unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire); (e) copy of publication that represents current scholarship.

Review period: Committee review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Applications must include all required components to be considered. The search committee will contact references only after advanced stages of screening. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check.

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Posted: 11/29/2020
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time