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Associate/Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Human Services

University of North Texas

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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. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Associate/Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Human Services


DAL-Counseling & Human Services-518100


School of Human Services

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Salary Information:

Salary commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

The School of Human Services offers two undergraduate degree programs The Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management, and Leadership (HSML) and a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS) prepares students for work in the social service sector.
We offer both professional and academic certificates.

Position Summary:

Associate/Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Programs in the School
of Human Services.

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Associate/Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Human Services starting in Spring 2022. UNT Dallas offers the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, urban, comprehensive university. This position is recommended for appointment by the Dean of the School of Human Services and approved by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

A program chair is a head academic and administrative official responsible for the educational, scholarship, personnel, and student affairs of a program. Chairs are tenured with the rank of Associate Professor. The program chair is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the dean, with the approval of the provost.

This position is a tenure-track, nine-month (9) Associate Professor appointment with additional compensated administrative responsibilities over 11 months. With the responsibilities as the program chair, this position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Human Services and is expected to teach at least two (2) undergraduate courses in one of the programs within the School of Human Services while collaboratively leading the programs. The program chair is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the dean, with the approval of the provost.

· The program chair has authority and responsibility for the delivery and program integrity of the undergraduate programs in the School of Human Services in accordance with the school and university strategic plans related to academic program development, faculty recruitment, and evaluation. · The program chair provides leadership of the operation of the undergraduate programs over 11 months and must be able to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators, and students. · Provide established evidence of program and curriculum development, policy implementation, student engagement, program review, and evaluation of short and long-term goals.· Knowledge of FTES and FTEF ratios, schedule development, enrollment management strategies, implementation of accreditation policies and procedures, and contract language. · The program chair is the head academic and administrative official responsible for the educational, scholarship, personnel, and student affairs of the undergraduate programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

• Ph.D. or Ed.D. in human services related disciplines including, but not limited to human services, social work, counseling, sociology, anthropology, public health, and family studies:
• Proven teaching excellence in undergraduate instruction. Experience in graduate instruction will be an added advantage.
• Documented professional identity as evidenced by the education, teaching, clinical experience, and professional affiliations in one’s area of specialization (such as LCSW, LPC, HS-BCP). •Documented professional experience and competency in working with culturally diverse populations.
• Demonstrated engagement in community/school-university partnerships.
•Evidence of student-oriented instruction and leadership within a collaborative environment. •Proven research record with an established research agenda

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

• Evidence of leadership in program development and growth including demonstrated outreach, recruitment, and service activities.
• Evidence of collaborative grant development and sustainability.
• Demonstrated experiences in program evaluation, statistics, and data management
• Demonstrated leadership in collaboration across disciplines.
• Skilled in problem-solving, mediation, and negotiation
• Exceptional interpersonal/people skills
• Regional, State, or National recognition in research in a professional area

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

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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Description of Job Duty:

• Fulfilling scholarly research requirements and service responsibilities to the programs, school,
university, and the community as well as advance the behavioral health and human service

Description of Job Duty:

• Facilitating curriculum development review, and revision to sustain and grow the
programs through recruitment activities.

Description of Job Duty:

• Building relationships with school and community partners across the region, maintain
a culture of achievement and high- expectations and develop and supervise high-quality field
placements and clinical experiences.

Description of Job Duty:

• Reporting to and collaborating with the Dean regarding class schedule development and
building program pathways/course sequencing.

Description of Job Duty:

• Working with faculty to facilitate the review and adoption of textbooks.

Description of Job Duty:

• Facilitating the development, implementation, and assessment of student learning outcomes
(SLOs) at each program and school level as appropriate.

Description of Job Duty:

• Facilitating programs review and data analysis aligning with SACS assessment

Description of Job Duty:

• Ensuring alignment of programs with accrediting standards for national and/or
regional accreditation.

Description of Job Duty:

• Assisting the Dean and providing information and data for budget development and

Description of Job Duty:

• Developing new academic programs and initiate justification to the Dean for
additional staff and faculty.

Description of Job Duty:

• Providing orientation for new students, part-time and full-time faculty with the help
of instructors within programs.

Description of Job Duty:

• Working in collaboration with the Dean to develop a plan for regular evaluation of
full-time and part-time faculty within the programs.

Description of Job Duty:

• Working with the Dean to share information, dealing with academic concerns and
developing effective plans to implement policies for faculty and students.

Description of Job Duty:

• Encouraging and supporting faculty participation in appropriate scholarly
publication, scholarly engagement, and ensuring a high level of teaching quality and faculty
participation in professional and community services.

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Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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