Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice - Philanthropy and Communication
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 17109
The Department of Communication 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 2022 semester.
The teaching load is nominally 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.
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 the 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.
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.
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.
Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state's top institutions for academic and research excellence. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times' annual
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.