Chair and Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington seeks applications for the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department Chair position beginning September 1, 2020. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Education, the Chair is responsible for supervising the personnel, budget, and general operations of the department; facilitating the accomplishment of university, college, and departmental goals; assisting in the development of departmental grants; maintaining close affiliations with area school districts, colleges, and universities; and working in a collegial manner with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies currently offers four graduate programs: 1) the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with emphasis options in principal certification and higher education administration, 2) principal certification, 3) superintendent certification, and 4) a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. Both the doctoral and masters programs offer coursework with a K-16 focus for students from higher education and K-12. It also offers one undergraduate program, the Leadership Minor/Leadership Certificate, in partnership with the UTA Leadership Center and the Division of Student Affairs. Home to 2,400 students, 44 faculty members, and 20 staff members, the College of Education prepares education professionals to lead in a dynamic and changing environment, and contribute to the national dialogue regarding education in the 21st Century. The College has two departments: Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with more than 800 graduates in 2019. The College is currently one of the state’s top producers of outstanding education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan/2020 (https://www.uta.edu/strategicplan/).
UTA is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the state of Texas. Guided by its Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions|Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and education within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.
For best consideration, materials should be provided by May 31, 2020.
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UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/12203
and submit the following materials: a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a vita, and contact information for at least five references.