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.
Dean, Division of Urban and Professional Studies
Job Description Summary:
The position reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Excellence and Student Success, and will be responsible for the academic vision and program integrity of all degree programs in Urban and Professional Studies. Oversight of the business administration, logistics and supply chain management, criminal justice, and strategic management programs rests with the division director. Academic program development and formation, faculty recruitment, development, and evaluation, and overall accountability for all aspects of the division will be key duties.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
(These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class.)
- Develops, reviews, and evaluates short and long-range goals, objectives, programs, and curriculum for the division within the framework of the overall mission of the university in cooperation with the faculty, staff, students, and community.
- Serves on academic councils, and works closely with the Provost, Associate Provost for Academic Excellence, academic deans, and other administrative staff to share information, deal with academic concerns and develop effective university plans and policies.
- Makes recommendations to the Provost and Associate Provost regarding the hiring, promotion, retention, tenure, dismissal, and salary of all faculty who hold full-time and adjunct appointments in the division.
- Encourages and supports faculty participation in appropriate scholarly publication and ensures a high level of teaching quality and faculty participation in professional and community service.
- Encourages and ensures that students have a meaningful role in the development of the university.
- Prepares, submits, disburses, and manages the budget for the division.
- Works directly with the division of University Advancement for development and fundraising activities of the division, sets divisional goals, works with prospective donors, and solicits gifts.
- Identifies grant opportunities to support programs of the division and the preparation of grant proposals and the administration of grant funds received.
- Determines the present and future space and equipment needs of the division and for seeking appropriate resources to meet those needs.
- Responsible for the academic administration of the division, including admissions, class scheduling, registration, coordination with student advisors, maintenance of student records, and information for academic publications.
- Maintains an effective placement of students and graduates of the division.
- Makes employment decisions and supervises divisional staff.
- Develops and maintains an effective liaison between the division and appropriate faculty and administrators at other campuses of the University of North Texas System, municipal and business community, and general community pursuant to the division and university mission.
- Maintains reporting requirements and accreditation standards and other professional and accrediting bodies.
- Maintains and develops relationships with the Board of Regents, Board of Visitors, Foundation Board and alumni of the university.
- Develops academic programs to serve the needs of the state, the local community and the university.
- Participates in professional activities and ceremonial functions to represent the University of North Texas at Dallas.
- Doctorate from a regionally accredited U.S. university or equivalent international institution in one of the disciplines of Urban and Professional Studies or a closely related field.
- Demonstrated history of academic achievements in teaching, scholarship and service at the rank of professor in a four-year academic institution.
- Minimum of four years of academic administrative experience, which includes budgeting and academic program and policy development, in a four-year higher education institution at the level of department head or higher.
- Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Service at the level of associate dean or dean.
- Experience in fostering collaboration between academic programs to create interdisciplinary educational experiences for students.
- Experience in faculty governance, leadership, mentoring and development.
- A track record of fundraising functions including grant writing.
- A track record of achieving institutional goals and directing major projects from inception to completion.
- Knowledge of accreditation standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) or another regional accrediting agency.
- Experience developing and implementing curricula.
- Academic experience working in a culturally diverse student, staff and faculty campus.
- Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricula perspectives.
- Commitment to serving first generation students and families.
- A proponent of inter-institutional partnership, community engagement and service learning.
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:
Official transcripts must be presented at time of final interview.
For more information and to apply, visit: unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com 
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 http://www.unt.edu/dallas .
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