Job Summary/Basic Function: The College of Health and Public Service at the University of North Texas is accepting applications for an inaugural Associate Dean for Research for a full time appointment in a 12-month position beginning no later than August 2019. The primary responsibility of this position is the oversight and growth of faculty-led research activities through mentoring tenure track faculty, fostering collaborative and innovative research programming, facilitating interdisciplinary research initiatives both, 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 oversees the college IT department and space initiatives.
The College of Health and Public Service 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 degree programs and nine undergraduate degrees. The college values collaboration, transparency and a shared vision to support its mission.
The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Tier One, student -focused public research university and the flagship of the UNT System with approximately 38,000 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 Metroplex is expected to grow by more than 2 million by 2030.
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.
Minimum Qualifications: 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 area.
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.
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate demonstrates an understanding of the current competitive research environment, has experience building research infrastructure to support scholarly activities across diverse departments and programs, and possesses a record of strong leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration.