The School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. The duties of the Associate Dean include, but are not limited to, assisting and coordinating the School’s programs (City and Regional Planning, Interdisciplinary Studies, Public Administration and Public Affairs) with their respective Directors, planning of curriculum, adjunct recruitment and management, administering doctoral comprehensive exams, chairing SUPA’s finance committee, advising and consulting with faculty on academic issues, updating the course catalog, and coordinating unit effectiveness reports to the university, as well as supporting the Dean’s work with assignments as needed. Expected teaching load is 1:1 and negotiable.
The candidate will be hired as an Associate or Full professor (with a preference for associate rank) with their doctorate, preferably, in one of the School’s graduate program areas (public administration, urban affairs, and city and regional planning) or the undergraduate program in interdisciplinary studies. Areas of specialization are open but preference is given to someone who demonstrates the ability to teach or do research across SUPA’s programs. The successful candidate will have a solid research and publication record, experience working with doctoral students, experience in community outreach, and a record of grantsmanship. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative and fundraising experience. Salary is competitive.
The School of Urban and Public Affairs offers excellent teaching and research support and its location in the heart of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. – the Dallas-Fort Worth area – provides an ideal setting for the School’s focus. SUPA serves an academically and socially diverse group of more than 700 undergraduates and 250 graduates. SUPA houses the state-funded Institute of Urban studies which conducts studies and projects throughout the metropolitan region. With a broadly-trained multidisciplinary faculty, SUPA offers five graduate degrees - three at the masters and two at the doctoral level and an undergraduate program in interdisciplinary studies (http://www.uta.edu/supa/).
Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing relevant background and experience, CV, and names and contacts of three references by mail and email to: Dr. David Coursey, c/o Marjorie Dick (firstname.lastname@example.org ), Chair Associate Dean Search Committee, School of Urban and Public Affairs, Box 19588, University Hall 549, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0588. Review of applicants will begin immediately but applications submitted and completed by January 14, 2014 will receive full consideration. Search will continue until the position is filled. Interest applicants should feel free to contact Dr. Coursey for more information at (817) 272-0416 or (682) 561-2205.
A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.