The College of Health and Public Service (HPS) at the University of North Texas is accepting applications for the inaugural Associate Dean of Research for a full-time appointment in a 12-month position beginning no later than August 2020. The primary responsibility of this position is fostering collaborative, innovative, and high-impact research programming through mentoring tenure-track and tenured faculty, facilitating interdisciplinary research initiatives, within and outside of HPS, and developing and expanding the college’s research infrastructure. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean provides strategic vision and leadership of the research agenda for HPS and works collaboratively and enthusiastically with faculty in developing research plans, writing proposals for internal and external funding, and managing the pre- and post-award process. The Associate Dean for Research also oversees the college IT department and space initiatives.
HPS is home to close to 2,000 undergraduate students and 700 graduate students in the departments of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Behavior Analysis, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Public Administration, Rehabilitation and Health Services, and Social Work. HPS offers three doctoral degrees, eight master’s degrees, and nine undergraduate degrees, and several of these programs are ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. HPS is committed to becoming globally recognized for its unique achievements addressing challenges in health and public service.
The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Tier One, student-focused public research university and the flagship of the UNT System with approximately 39,000 students. It is located in Denton, a community of over 130,000 people that is frequently ranked as one of the best college towns in America. Denton is just 36 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth, and the DFW Metroplex is the fourth largest metropolitan region in the country and one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. The population of the DFW Metrolpex is expected to grow by more than 2 million by 2030.
A doctoral degree in Audiology, Behavior Analysis, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Health Services Research, Rehabilitation Counseling, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Speech Pathology or a related field.
To be eligible candidates must have an exemplary research record and an excellent teaching portfolio that allows for a tenure accruing academic appointment to one of the seven departments in the college at the rank of Full Professor.
Candidates should demonstrate an outstanding record of research accomplishment, student and faculty mentoring, excellent verbal and written communication, strong commitment to strategic thinking, and experience in leadership and management.
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.