Job Title: Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Department: School of Urban and Public Affairs
Job Description: The School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. This program serves an academically and socially diverse group of more than 500 undergraduate students, providing the integrative learning skills they need to leverage coursework spanning the university’s academic offerings toward individualized and rigorous Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science degrees. The candidate will be hired as Associate or Full Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies.
The duties of the Director will include active research and teaching, program administration, curriculum development, student recruitment, and outreach to other degree programs on campus. The successful candidate will have a publication record and scholarship commensurate with rank, administrative experience, and a vision for programmatic and curricular development that enhances the program’s core mission of integrative learning. The program is currently developing Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies. The new director will be an integral part of developing the MA program. Preference will be given to candidates who present a clear vision for both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
Interdisciplinary Studies is part of the School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA), which offers excellent support for teaching and research. SUPA’s multidisciplinary faculty supports five graduate degrees (http://www.uta.edu/supa/). The University of Texas at Arlington is located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the heart of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States and one of the fastest-growing; offering geographical advantages as a setting for research, community service, and program development.
–A PhD in their field of study.
–Demonstrated administrative experience.
–Research and teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field, including but not limited to: Interdisciplinary Studies; African American Studies; Women/Gender Studies; Science, Technology & Society; Cultural Studies; Environmental & Sustainable Studies; Global Studies; American Studies; Urban Studies; Ethnic Studies; or Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies.
Materials Needed: Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing relevant background and experience, CV, and names and contacts of three references by mail and email to: Dr. Rod Hissong, c/o Marjorie Dick (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>), Chair INTS Director Search Committee, School of Urban and Public Affairs, Box 19588, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0588. Review of applicants will begin immediately, but applications submitted and completed by January 4, 2013 will receive full consideration. Search will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hissong for more information at (817) 272-3350.
UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on UT Arlington properties. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.
Name: Dr. Rod Hissong, Chair
INTS Director Search Committee
School of Urban and Public Affairs
The University of Texas
Phone Number: 817-272-3350
Email Address: c/o firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Address: Box 19588
Zip Code: 76019-0588