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Assistant Dean

The University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 5, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Deans
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The University of Texas at Arlington

 School of Social Work

Assistant Dean

Posting Number: S03038P


The University of Texas at Arlington is a Texas Tier One and Carnegie Research 1 institution with more than 100 years of academic excellence and tradition. As the largest university in North Texas and second-largest in The University of Texas System, UTA is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact. UTA offers state-of-the-art facilities that encourage students to be critical thinkers. Through academic, internship, and research programs, our students receive real-world experiences that help them contribute to their community and, ultimately, the world. We have more than 180 baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and nearly 60,000 total global enrollments.

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 “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.


UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.


Position Description


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.

The position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and works closely with Program Directors and faculty to ensure quality instruction. The position is responsible for recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, preparing and continued development of all part-time contingent faculty and GTAs. This position also serves as a resource, linking instructors to technology support for Canvas, teaching resources, instructional development and enhancement, and supportive techniques in resolution of any classroom difficulties.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Track, monitor, and prepare annual reports on all academic and related activities within the SSW.
  • Schedule all faculty to courses offered each semester within the SSW.
  • Recruit, hire, and support contingent instructors for teaching available classes each semester.
  • Coordinate development opportunities to increase instructional knowledge and skills for all faculty.
  • Ensure that all faculty meet required accreditation standards for SACS and CSWE.
  • Actively pursue best and innovative practices to enrich the experience of students, regularly assess and evaluate these practices, and publish/present such findings as appropriate.
  • Teaches a 1:1:1 course load as appropriate per experience and qualifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Social Work or other related discipline


Preferred qualifications

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree
  • 2+ years of post-MSW practice experience
  • 2+ years teaching experience in higher education
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Experience working in a large academic school or collge
  • Experience developing strategic plans, establishing priorities and goals, and ensuring achievement of goals
  • Experience in effectively managing budgets and other resources
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Canvas, Microsoft Teams, and other multimedia educational tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated experience in instructional development


Department Information

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

(1) Letter of application highlighting preferred qualifications and experiences with/views of the job duties listed;

(2) Recent curriculum vita;

(3) Full contact information for three professional references; and

(4) A statement either giving or not giving the search committee permission to contact persons in addition to those listed as references.


For best consideration, materials should be provided by October 1, 2021.


Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Diane Mitschke (


For more information about UTA, please visit:


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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