Clinical Assistant Professor: Gifted and Talented

Job Details

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.


We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team.


Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at www.UNTSystem.edu.

Posting Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor: Gifted and Talented

Department:

UNT-Educational Psychology-132310

College/School:

College of Education

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Retirement Eligibility:

ORP Eligible

Additional Retirement Information:

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.

Department Summary:

The Department of Educational Psychology is one of four departments in the College of Education. The College offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and 15 doctoral concentrations with over 100 faculty that provide the training and field experience needed to teach people how to live more productive lives. The Department of Educational Psychology currently offers a BS degree and two master’s degrees in educational psychology and special Education. Two PhDs are offered, one in Educational Psychology, and one in Special Education. The Educational Psychology PhD program is presently organized around four concentrations: (a) Research Methodology, Measurement, & Statistics, (b) Human Development & Family Science, © Gifted and Talented Education, and (d) Learning Sciences. In addition, the Educational Psychology PhD supports concentrations in (d) Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, and (e) Sport Pedagogy and Motor Behavior in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary:

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT) seeks a clinical assistant professor with expertise in gifted and talented education to serve as the Director of the Office for Giftedness, Talent Development, and Creativity. Additional duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate student courses in gifted and talented education and/or educational psychology, and supporting proposals for external funding to support the work of the Office. This is a non-tenure track, multi-year appointment to start Fall 2024 and renewed annually during an initial period pending satisfactory performance evaluation. Multi-year contracts are possible following this initial period. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background.

The successful candidate will be responsible for expanding the Office work by developing and directing summer programs, Saturday enrichment classes, professional development opportunities for local educators, and information sessions for parents in the community. As such, the successful candidate should possess strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills to facilitate program development, management, and implementation. The teaching role may consist of teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in gifted and talented education and/or educational psychology. These courses could be in traditional or online formats and may be on the UNT campus or at satellite locations. Finally, the faculty member may participate in the development of the program and department through committee and service opportunities. Workload will be equitably balanced, with teaching and departmental responsibilities increased at times when the work of the Office is lighter, and vice-versa. This appointment will be based on a 9-month academic year, but the employee will be paid at the same monthly rate for all summer months worked.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must hold a doctorate in Education, Educational Psychology, Gifted and Talented Education, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with (1) experience working with a center supporting gifted and talented students, (2) teaching in higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level, and (3) experience managing projects and administrative tasks, such as externally funded research and/or developing and leading student-centered programming.

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.

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Posting Number:

F1380P

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applicants will begin January 10, 2024 and continue until the search is closed. Applicants are encouraged to continue to apply even after this initial date. A criminal history check and official transcripts are required before employment. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Rachel Mun (rachel.mun@unt.edu).

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/76706

Organization

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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