The Public Administration Division is part of the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies at Tarleton State University and is one of the fastest growing academic units on campus. It is primarily based from Fort Worth (Texas) but has extended operations at the new Rellis Campus in College Station. The Division serves both on site and online students and offers bachelorsâ™ and mastersâ™ degrees.
This position is primarily responsible for the development and administration of the Division of Public Administration and its degree programs. Secondary duties include direct involvement with the teaching/learning processes while participating in the necessary operations of the institution. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate. Responsibilities for this position will include overseeing public administration program, teaching and performing research in accordance with the tenure requirements of the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies.
Responsibilities: 40% Administrative: Develop, implement, review and assess program outreach initiatives, student recruitment, supervision and mentoring of faculty, academic program assessment for accreditation/re-accreditation. Attend professional meetings and conferences for purpose of program outreach and student recruitment. Course scheduling. Budget and other resource management.
30% Teaching: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with the Executive Director of the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning.
20% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals and other intellectual contributions. Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.
10% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation; Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Public Administration from an accredited institution and teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally include a Masterâ™s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability in the discipline and show evidence or clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean. Demonstrated continuing scholarly contribution beyond that required for completion of the terminal degree. Documented yearly progress of professional achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service. Demonstrated ability in or show clear promise of excellence in academic program development and administration.
Rank of the academic appointment will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.
Eligible for the rank of assistant professor with demonstrated ability in the discipline and show clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean; demonstrated continuing scholarly contribution beyond that required for completion of the terminal degree; and documented yearly progress of professional achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service. Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally include a Masterâ™s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.
Eligible for the rank of associate professor with demonstrated teaching excellence, scholarly/creative attainment, and professional achievement. The successful candidate shall hold the earned doctorate or terminal degree approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as appropriate to the academic area they serve. Must show evidence of administrative potential. Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally includes 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area.
Internal Number: R-018444
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.* Please note job openings are updated on a weekly basis *