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 Chair will provide vision and leadership for the department to achieve world-class research excellence while continuing its tradition of high quality leadership programs. The Chair will enable the department to increase significantly its research funding and endowments in order to address national and international challenges, including fostering collaborations with industry, government groups, and with other postsecondary institutions.
Candidates should possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and have a strong record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with appointment as full professor.
A doctoral degree from an accredited institution in Educational Leadership/Administration, Educational Policy, Higher Education, or a related field is required. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through his or her leadership, scholarship, teaching, and/or service.
The candidate will have at least three years of administrative experience in higher education as well as successful experience with accreditation, program development, and distance education/online learning. For those with K-12 experience, it is also preferable that they have experience with program approvals at state and national levels.
To apply applicants should submit the following: a letter addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements, a vita, and contact information for at least five references.
For best consideration, materials should be provided by May 31, 2020.Only material submitted through UTA’s online system will be considered.
Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Barbara Tobolowsky (email@example.com)
For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta
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.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 12200
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth 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’ 2018 Best for Vets list.