Clinical Asst/Assoc/Professor in Communication Studies
Company: University of North Texas
Posted on: May 16, 2023
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Posting Title Clinical Asst/Assoc/Professor in Communication Studies Department UNT-New College-135331 College/School New College Job Location Frisco Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility ORP Eligible Additional Retirement Information
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Salary Information Department Summary
UNT is a Carnegie Tier 1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 40,000 students. We seek faculty eager to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, and who have a willingness to engage beyond the classroom in areas such as mentoring, career coaching, advising, recruiting, curriculum development, student clubs, and public and private sector engagement.
The successful candidate will be a part of New College, UNT's newest academic unit. New College is a multidisciplinary department with a highly collaborative and collegial culture housed at the UNT at Frisco campus. We are a leader in project-based education, providing students unique opportunities to learn through collaboration with industry partners and other UNT academic units. New College offers classes and serves students on both the Denton and Frisco campuses as well as online.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
New College invites applications for an open-rank clinical faculty member to teach and mentor students in several New College undergraduate programs, beginning Fall 2023. We seek a candidate with a multidisciplinary background who has the credentials to teach undergraduate courses in communication studies. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation requires 18 graduate credit hours or more in the teaching discipline.
The successful candidate will teach communication studies courses within multiple New College programs. Classes may include, but are not limited to, COMM 1010 - Introduction to Communication, SPDA 2020 - Connections I: Professional Communications, and INDS 3050 - Storytelling for Strategic and Professional Communications. All New College programs have project-based learning curricula that require creativity and collaboration among faculty as well as cross-course multidisciplinary integration. Priority will be given to candidates who can contribute toward multiple aspects of various New College programs. Candidates with an emphasis in one or more of the following communication-related topics are strongly encouraged to apply: interpersonal/organizational, conflict, group processes, consulting, problem solving/analysis, collaboration, intercultural, narrative theory.
See the UNT Catalog links below for a full list of courses within each degree program. The candidate in this position may also have the opportunity to contribute to building new degree programs. Details for current New College programs can be found on the New College website and UNT Catalog:
* North Texas NOW! (a dual credit program in partnership with Frisco ISD)
* B.S. Project Design and Analysis
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* B.S. Applied Project Design and Analysis
* UNT Catalog
* B.S. Industrial Distribution
* UNT Catalog
* B.A.A.S. Applied Arts and Sciences
* UNT Catalog
The successful candidate will be an innovative and collaborative educator with the capacity to foster student success, both within the classroom and in mentoring relationships, with a demonstrated capacity to engage individuals across a spectrum of backgrounds, ages, levels of experience, and career aspirations. Applicants are expected to have evidence of teaching excellence.
This position will be based at UNT's regional campus located in Frisco, Texas. This effort is the next phase in UNT's partnership with the City of Frisco to create a new branch campus focused on career readiness for the 21st Century. UNT at Frisco supports 20 plus undergraduate and graduate degrees and more than 1,700 students. The first building for the new campus, a 100,000 square foot $115 million dollar facility, is scheduled to offer courses beginning spring 2023. Faculty will be based at UNT's regional campus but may also teach at the Denton campus or online. Night and weekend classes may be included in the teaching load.
Clinical faculty at UNT teach 3 courses per semester with negotiated course load reductions possible for variable recruiting, professional activities, program advising, course development, assisting with accreditation, providing career guidance to students, or other professional development and service activities. Actual course loads are assigned based on program needs and determined by the Chair of New College. Clinical faculty are also expected to engage in scholarly and professional activity as well as service to the department and college. This position is a non-tenure track, 9-month appointment. The initial appointment is 3-years and is renewable. There may be opportunities for summer teaching, depending on program needs. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
* Master's degree with 18 graduate credit hours or more of communication studies, or related discipline.
* Minimum of 1 year university-level teaching experience.
* A record of teaching excellence.
* Ability and willingness to teach several different communication courses, including Introduction to Communication, Professional Communications, and Storytelling for Strategic and Professional Communications.
* Ph.D. with 18 graduate credit hours or more of communication studies, or related discipline by the start of employment.
* Involvement with industry and public engagement in the classroom.
* Experience with project-based curricula.
* Experience teaching real-world problem solving.
* Experience facilitating applied and/or experiential learning opportunities for students.
* Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary faculty.
* Experience with cross-class/cross-disciplinary integration.
* Experience teaching in a dual credit program.
* Experience teaching cohort-based programs.
* Service to the profession as evidenced through membership in professional organizations and related activities.
* Dedication to ADA compliance and implementing 21st-century skills into course curriculum.
* Background and/or interest in undergraduate student mentoring.
* Desire to take service leadership roles and seek career development and promotion.
Required License / Registration / Certification Physical Requirements Ability to communicate Area of Specialty Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
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Posting Number F1097P Special Instructions to Applicants
As UNT is a HSI and MSI university, address in your cover letter how you would create an engaging and inclusive classroom that serves our diverse student population.
Review of applicants will begin February 1, 2023 for an Aug. 2023 start.
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