Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Philanthropy and Communication

Employer
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Texas at Arlington

 Department of Communication

Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Philanthropy and Communication

Position ID: F00345P

 

Job Summary

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 2023 semester.

 

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with nonprofit organizations or philanthropic and communication activities
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in Philanthropic Studies, Nonprofit Management, Communication, or related.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading nonprofit organizations or philanthropic and communication activities
  • 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 studies.

 

University Information

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 on Texas. 

 

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.

 

Diversity Statement

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 consideration:

 

  1. 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.
  2. A CV with relevant experience and teaching.
  3. A vision for a philanthropy program situated in a communication department, preferably not to exceed 500 words.
  4. A substantive writing sample (e.g., professional work, article/book chapter).
  5. 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 christie@uta.edu.

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.

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