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Clinical Asst/Assoc/Professor - Enology, Viticulture, and Brewing

University of North Texas

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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.

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Clinical Asst/Assoc/Professor - Enology, Viticulture, and Brewing


UNT-Multidisciplinary Innovation-135334


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Department Summary:

UNT is a Carnegie Tier 1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 40,000 students. We seek faculty eager to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, and who have a willingness to engage beyond the classroom in areas such as mentoring, career coaching, advising, recruiting, curriculum development, student clubs, and public and private sector engagement.

The successful candidate will be a part of the Department of Multidisciplinary Innovation (DMI), a multidisciplinary department with a highly collaborative and collegial culture housed within the College of Applied and Collaborative Studies (CACS). We are a leader in project-based education, providing students with unique opportunities to learn through collaboration with industry partners and other UNT academic units. DMI offers classes and serves students on both the Denton and Frisco campuses as well as online.

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 Multidisciplinary Innovation (DMI) invites applications for an open-rank clinical faculty member to teach and mentor students in several DMI undergraduate programs, beginning Fall 2024. We seek a candidate with a multidisciplinary background who has the credentials to teach undergraduate courses in enology, viticulture, and/or brewing (minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline).

The successful candidate will teach enology, viticulture, and brewing courses within multiple DMI programs. Classes may include, but are not limited to, Fundamentals of Viticulture, Principles of Enology, Principles of Brewing, Sensory Evaluation, Business Management in Beer and Wine, Distribution and Regulations in Beer and Wine. In addition to being a part of existing DMI programs, these classes are in the process of being approved to be offered as a part of a minor in Enology and Brewing. All DMI programs have project-based learning curricula that require creativity and collaboration among faculty as well as cross-course multidisciplinary integration. Priority will be given to candidates who can contribute toward multiple aspects of DMI programs. Candidates with an emphasis in one or more of the following topics are strongly encouraged to apply: enology, viticulture, brewing, distillation, project management, interpersonal/organizational communication.

DMI houses 4 undergraduate programs and one dual-credit program, all containing project-based learning curricula. A summary of DMI programs is below, including links to more information as well as UNT Catalog links that include a full list of courses within each degree program. The candidate in this position may also have the opportunity to contribute to building new degree programs.

· North Texas NOW! (NTN)o NTN is a 2-year cohort-based dual credit program in partnership with Frisco ISD.· B.S. Project Design and Analysis (PDA)o PDA is a 3-year cohort-based program focused on project management, design thinking, and data analysis.o UNT Catalog-PDA· B.S. Applied Project Design and Analysis (APDA)o APDA is the transfer-friendly version of the PDA program.o UNT Catalog-APDA· B.S. Industrial Distribution (ID)o ID involves the design, manufacturing, and distribution of products within high-tech industries.o UNT Catalog-ID· B.A.A.S. Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)o BAAS provides a flexible and practical pathway designed for non-traditional students to combine academic knowledge with real-world application.o UNT Catalog-BAAS

The successful candidate will be an innovative and collaborative educator with the capacity to foster student success, both within the classroom and in mentoring relationships, with a demonstrated capacity to engage individuals across a spectrum of backgrounds, ages, levels of experience, and career aspirations.

This position will be based at UNT’s regional campus located in Frisco, Texas. This effort is the first phase in UNT’s partnership with the City of Frisco to create a new branch campus focused on career readiness for the 21st Century. UNT at Frisco supports nearly 30 undergraduate and graduate degrees and more than 3,000 students. The first building for the new campus, a 100,000 square foot $115 million dollar facility, began offering courses during spring 2023. Faculty will be based at UNT at Frisco but may also teach at the Denton campus or online. Night and weekend classes may be included in the teaching load.

DMI Clinical faculty generally teach 3 courses per semester with negotiated course load reductions possible for variable recruiting, professional activities, program advising, course development, assisting with accreditation, providing career guidance to students, or other professional development and service activities. Actual course loads are assigned based on program needs and determined by the Chair of DMI. Clinical faculty are also expected to engage in scholarly and professional activity as well as service to the department and college. This position is a professional track, 9-month appointment. The initial appointment is 3-years and is renewable. There may be opportunities for summer teaching, depending on program needs. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applicants will begin immediately for a Fall 2024 start.

Minimum Qualifications:

·Master’s degree with 18 graduate credit hours or more of education, management, or other discipline related to enology, viticulture, and/or brewing.

·Minimum of 1 year university-level teaching experience.

·A record of teaching excellence.

·Willing to implement a project-based learning approach in the classroom through intensive collaboration with other faculty members and industry partners.

· Ability and willingness to teach several different enology, viticulture, and/or brewing courses, including Fundamentals of Viticulture, Principles of Enology, Principles of Brewing, Sensory Evaluation, Business Management in Beer and Wine, Distribution and Regulations in Beer and Wine.

·Experience with Texas TABC licensing & certification process for the production of alcoholic beverages.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Ph.D. with 18 graduate credit hours or more of education, management, or other discipline related to enology, viticulture, and/or brewing.

· Minimum of 1 year of experience teaching enology and viticulture at the undergraduate university-level.

· Minimum of 1 year of experience teaching distillation or brewing at the undergraduate university-level.

·Experience creating and directing programs in enology, viticulture, brewing, or distillation.
·Society of Wine Educators Certified.

· Ability to teach other undergraduate courses related to project management and/or professional communications.

·Involvement with industry partners in the classroom.

· Involvement with public engagement in the classroom.

· Experience with project-based curricula.

·Experience teaching real-world problem solving.

·Experience facilitating applied and/or experiential learning opportunities for students.

· Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary faculty.

·Experience with cross-class/cross-disciplinary integration.

· Service to the profession as evidenced through membership in professional organizations and related activities.

· Dedication to ADA compliance and implementing 21st-century skills into course curriculum.

·Background and/or interest in undergraduate student mentoring.

·Desire to take service leadership roles and seek career development and promotion.

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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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applicants will begin immediately for a Fall 2024 start.

Questions about this position should be directed to the DMI Chair, Kara Fulton,

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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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