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 2022. We seek a candidate with a multidisciplinary background who has the credentials to teach undergraduate courses in the following areas: art/art history, English, and/or history. SACSCOC accreditation requires 18 graduate credit hours or more in the teaching discipline. The successful candidate will teach within three New College programs: B.S. Project Design and Analysis, B.S. Applied Project Design and Analysis, and B.S. in Industrial Distribution. Additionally, the candidate will teach courses in North Texas NOW!, a dual credit program for Frisco ISD. All four programs have heavily project-based curricula which require creativity and collaboration among faculty as well as cross-course integration. 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 and demonstrated success with a diverse and multicultural student body.
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 1700 students. The first building for the new campus, a 100,000 square foot $115 million dollar facility, is scheduled for completion in fall of 2022. 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. Applications will be reviewed beginning Apr. 1, 2022.
Master’s degree with 18 credit hours or more of art/art history, English, and/or history by the start of employment.
Minimum of 2 years university-level teaching experience.
A record of teaching excellence.
Ability and willingness to teach several different undergraduate courses including, but not limited to, art/art history, English, and history.
Ph.D. with 18 credit hours or more of art/art history, English, and/or history 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.
Experience with grant writing and publishing.
A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, demonstrated through course work, mentoring, or other professional 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.