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 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 a clinical faculty member to teach and mentor students in several New College undergraduate programs, beginning Fall 2022. We seek a candidate with a rhetoric/composition background who has a strong interest in multidisciplinary work and the development of interdisciplinary courses and curriculum. The successful candidate will teach within three New College programs that currently include rhetoric and/or communication-related courses in their curricula: B.S. Project Design and Analysis, B.S. Applied Project Design and Analysis, and B.S. in Industrial Distribution. Additionally, the candidate may teach courses in North Texas NOW!, a dual credit program for Frisco ISD. The successful candidate will be a creative 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.
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 located in Frisco, Texas, but may also teach at the Denton campus. 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. There may be opportunities for summer teaching, depending on program needs. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.
Master’s degree in rhetoric, communication, or related discipline by the start of employment.
Minimum of 2 years university-level teaching experience.
Ph.D. or terminal degree in rhetoric, communications, or related discipline by the start of employment.
Involvement with industry engagement in the classroom.
Experience with project-based curricula.
Experience teaching in a dual credit program.
Experience with grant writing and publishing.
A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, demonstrated through course work, mentoring, or other professional activities.