The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Philanthropy
Position ID: F00345P
The Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts
at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a
non-tenure-stream position as Assistant/Associate Professor of
Practice in Philanthropy and Communication to start in the Fall
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The teaching load is normally 6 courses per year but may be
adjusted based upon significant administrative/service duties that
relate to the philanthropy major. The position entails efforts
toward the continued development of the philanthropy major,
recruiting students, and engaging community partners.
The successful applicant will be an exceptional educator and
professional who can contribute significantly to a new Bachelor of
Arts in Philanthropy degree. The individual selected will be
expected to teach in our academic programs and provide professional
service to the school, campus, and the field. Successful candidates
are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in
education through their teaching and/or service.
- Experience with nonprofit organizations or philanthropic and
- Earned bachelor’s degree in Philanthropic Studies, Nonprofit
Management, Communication, or related.
- Experience leading nonprofit organizations or philanthropic and
- Training or experience in grant writing.
- Earned master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies, Nonprofit
Management, Communication, or related field preferred.
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Preference will be given to applicants with teaching interests,
qualifications, and/or experience related to one or more of the
following areas: philanthropy, marketing, public relations,
nonprofit management, health communication, and communication
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of
the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse
metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the
fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide
array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a
comprehensive teaching, research, and public service
institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through
scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to
providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of
innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries
by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of
approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in
North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of
its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA
is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity”
institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA
received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its
deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher
education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military
Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in
Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American
students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA
is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native
American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it
has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population
in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).
UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for
promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News &
World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni,
including some who occupy leadership positions at many of
the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North
Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact
Department and College/School Information
The Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropy at UT Arlington is housed
in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts.
It is the result of an interdisciplinary partnership between the
College of Liberal Arts and College of Business. The faculty member
is expected to closely liaise with the College of Business. This
position will work with other faculty in the Department of
Communication, preparing students both academically and
experientially, to enter the third largest workforce sector in the
U.S, employing 10 percent of the nation’s population.
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment
to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship,
teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to
teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on
UT-Arlington’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office
of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage.
Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply, please go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and
submit the following by Nov. 15, 2022, in order to ensure
- A cover letter that explains the candidate’s interest in UTA,
qualifications especially related to experience establishing and
leading a program in philanthropy/communication, teaching
experience, and professional service and that addresses how the
candidate’s teaching and service has or would support the success
of a diverse student population.
- A CV with relevant experience and teaching.
- A vision for a philanthropy program situated in a communication
department, preferably not to exceed 500 words.
- A substantive writing sample (e.g., professional work,
- Names and contact information of three (3) references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Please direct questions to Dr. Tom Christie at
For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta
EEO Statement - The University of
Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and
family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can
excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family
medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as
well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be
conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
UTA also encourages applications from veterans.