Director of the Caruth Police Institute & Associate/Full Professor

UNT Dallas
Dallas, Dallas County
Mar 25, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Director of the Caruth Police Institute & Associate/Full Professor

Job Description Summary:

The University of North Texas at Dallas program in Urban and Public Leadership invites applicants for the position of Director & Associate/Full Professor of Caruth Police Institute (CPI) effective September 1, 2014 (negotiable). The University seek an individual who will help shape the character of this 21st Century University by providing leadership to the Institute; guidance and inspiration to criminal justice faculty.

The Caruth Police Institute (CPI) operates to conduct research, secure funding and provide professional development training for law enforcement officers. In particular, CPI secures local, state, and federal grants to conduct academic research. Additionally, CPI offers a Lieutenants’ Leadership Series for DPD lieutenants aspiring to command staff positions, a Sergeant’s Supervisory Series for DPD sergeants aspiring to field supervision positions, and civilian supervisory training sessions. Among these programs, CPI trains over 100 personnel annually.

All of these activities are in partnership with the Dallas Police Department. Please visit to learn more about the Caruth Police Institute, and our website at to learn more about the department and the university.

The Director will hold the rank of at least Associate Professor and will report to the Dean.

Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • Advocating for internal and external resources to advance the university and department

  • Providing leadership at CPI- some teaching and program development

  • Successfully soliciting and securing external funding

  • Setting standards for intellectual engagement

  • Promoting high quality teaching, research, and service

  • Guiding the strategic vision of CPI

  • Providing operational leadership

  • Identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for sponsored research and other streams of funding

  • Effectively advocating for the faculty and for the future growth of a diverse 21st Century university to achieve excellence

  • Mentoring criminal justice faculty

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate is expected to be an accomplished scholar with a Ph.D. or equivalent in criminal justice, criminology or a related discipline and 5 to 10 years of experience at a comprehensive university. We would be willing to consider candidates from non-traditional backgrounds who have a national reputation in their area of expertise. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in securing grants and other external funding.

  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building abilities, outstanding oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple complex projects.

  • Experience in a position with significant managerial responsibility and demonstrated strong leadership skills.

  • Experience leading a research facility to solve complex management problems through discussions between police and university scholars.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Established history in the tenure and promotion process in a university environment

  • Held the rank of Associate Professor at a highly diverse comprehensive university

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in the development and mentoring of faculty

  • Experience in developing collaborative community relationships in business, government, and community partners

Physical Demands:

Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please visit Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies. UNT Dallas is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. The University North Texas at Dallas is an urban university focused on access and opportunity. It is the first public university within the city limits of Dallas. UNT Dallas offers nationally accredited academic programs, a new law school, an award winning faculty, and a diverse student body.

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Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to

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