The University of Texas at Arlington
College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Clinical Assistant Professor and Principal Certification Program Coordinator
Position ID: F00353P
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, College of Education, invites applications to a 9-month plus 3 Summer months non-tenure track position as Clinical Assistant Professor and Principal Certification (PC) Program Coordinator. The selected candidate’s area of focus includes the online MEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with Principal Certificate Courses program and the Principal Certification Preparation Only program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Teach up to 4 courses per semester, including summer
- Oversee the admissions, data collection, and documentation process of the programs
- Mentor and guide students through the programs
- Collaborate with program faculty to keep curriculum updated and relevant
- Work with college staff to ensure proper documentation and submission of program accreditation and assessment materials
- Engage in service to the department, college, university, and the profession
- Earned doctorate in educational leadership or closely related field
- Experience as a PK-12 principal or assistant principal
- Knowledge of Texas education standards and the complex legislative environment governing Texas educational institutions
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of university students
- Online pedagogical experience
- Experience in building partnerships with local PK-12 and/or higher education community
- Expertise in PK-12 school leadership demonstrated by published research, awarded external funding, and leadership experiences
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
Home to 1,900 students, 40 faculty, and 25 staff members, the College of Education prepares education professionals to lead North Texas in a dynamic and changing environment and contributes to the national dialogue surrounding education in the 21st Century. The College has two departments, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (https://www.uta.edu/academics/schools-colleges/education/current-students/departments/elps) and Curriculum and Instruction, and graduates more than 1100 graduates in 2021. The College is currently one of the state’s top producers of outstanding education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan/2025.
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 applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/20287 and submit the following materials:
A letter of interest (not to exceed four pages), a curriculum vita, and the contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Catherine Robert (Catherine.Robert@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.