Asst Professor

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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.

Posting Title:

Asst Professor


UNT-Teacher Education & Admin-132330


College of Education

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Department Summary:

University of North Texas 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) in the College of Education at The University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Educational Leadership beginning Fall 2021 semester. 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 doctoral and masters courses (offered at the UNT campus and other off-site locations and online); advise graduate students and supervise students in internships as needed; serve on and chair doctoral committees; maintain an active research agenda; seek 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 Educational Leadership (or a related field), ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date; (2) Research, teaching, and/or leadership experience with culturally and/or linguistically diverse populations; and (3) Evidence of a research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:

(1) Experience in EC-12 education and/or educational systems that serve Communities of Color similar to those found in Texas; (2) Research agenda focused on topics of contemporary urgency, especially anti-racist education and leader preparation; (3) Research agenda that focuses on and with Communities of Color like those found in Texas; (4) Teaching experience in higher education; (4) Evidence of publications associated with stated research agenda; (5) Evidence of participation in externally funded activities.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Area of Specialty:

Educational Leadership

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).

Initial Review: Committee review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is 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: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time