The Higher Education Program at the University of North Texas (UNT) seeks an advanced assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor with a demonstrated record of strength in teaching, doctoral advising, scholarship, and service to support the Program’s scholarly, professional, and academic initiatives. The successful candidate will serve a nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning with the Fall semester of 2022. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Part-time summer teaching is contingent on student demand and funding. An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.
The Program offers masters’ and doctoral degrees in Higher Education. The Program faculty’s scholarly focus is higher education student access and success, with particular attention to the scholarship of the community college, student affairs, student development, higher education policy, and the critical public good. The Don A. Buchholz Endowed Chair in Community College Education, the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education, the Higher Education Development Initiative, and the Texas Higher Education Law Conference are affiliated with the Program.
Primary responsibilities include: (a) pursuing a focused line of research leading to publications in top tier venues and to extramural funding, (b) teaching two (2) Higher Education courses each semester, (c) serving as a chair on doctoral committees and advising/mentoring students, (d) working with Program faculty members and with centers and institutes affiliated with the Program to maintain and enhance the Program’s stature, and (e) participating actively in service to the Program, the University, and professional organizations.
University of North Texas
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Required Qualifications: The candidate must hold a doctorate in the field of Higher Education or a closely related field. A record of effective research, publication, and external funding is expected. Experienced candidates are expected to have an established research agenda, a demonstrated record of high-impact scholarly publications in the field of higher education, and experience in teaching in face to face, interactive video and online modalities, and experience in doctoral advising. Early career candidates are expected to show potential of concrete research agenda, effective and inclusive teaching, and service commitments. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced by their teaching, research, and service to the profession.
Preferred Qualifications: A research record concerning the access and success of students in Latinx, Black/African American, and other minoritized communities is preferred. Potential for higher education program leadership is preferred. The ideal candidate has expertise in community colleges, and other areas such as student affairs, student access and success, faculty work, international education, teaching and learning, and critical approaches to research.
All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.
A completed application will include:
1. Cover letter
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
The search committee will contact references only after advanced stages of screening. Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check.
The search committee will begin review of applications on February 8, 2022, and will continue until the search is closed.