University of North Texas - Faculty Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Denton, Texas

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Higher Education Program at the University of North Texas (UNT) seeks an assistant, associate, or full professor with a demonstrated record of strength in teaching, 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 2017. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Part-time summer teaching is contingent on student demand and 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 leadership. 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, but are not limited to: (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 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.

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 October 3, 2016 and will continue until the search is closed.

Questions about this position should be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Beverly Bower at

An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.

UNT is a student-centered public research university with approximately 38,000 students, one-third of whom are graduate students. UNT is one of the nation's most diverse universities with 7,100 Hispanic, 5,000 African American, and 2,500 international students from 129 countries. Located in Denton, named "the best college town in Texas," the University is part of the vibrant and rapidly growing Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must hold a doctorate in Higher Education or a related field conferred by the start of employment. A record of effective research, publication, external funding, and teaching is expected. Candidates with a current research agenda or demonstrated promise for ongoing scholarly achievement in the field of higher education will be considered. However expertise in community colleges or teaching and learning is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in community colleges or teaching and learning

Required Applicant Documents

Curriculum Vita Cover Letter Narrative Describing Scholarly Research

System Identification Number: 6001259

Posting Origination: UNT

Department: Counseling & Higher Education (132300)

College/School: College of Education

Area of Specialty: Higher Education

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term: No Response

Closing Date: Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins: 10-11-2016