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Director of Graduate Programs

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

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Texas at Arlington 

 School of Social Work 

Director of Graduate Programs 

Position ID: F00276P 

 

 

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 Summary 

 

The School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington is currently seeking applications for a Director of Graduate Programs which includes a faculty appointment as a Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice, or as a Tenured Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications.  

 

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. 

This position provides day-to-day management and leadership for Graduate Programs in the School of Social Work and serves as University Graduate Advisor for the MSW program. The position includes a faculty appointment as a Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice, or as a Tenured Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications.  

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Collaborate with other members of the SSW Academic Affairs Leadership Team to develop and strengthen programs and processes to promote student success, student engagement, and a sense of belonging and connectedness among MSW students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Work with the relevant curriculum committees and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, to periodically review and revise MSW courses to ensure that they meet the highest standards for quality and meet standards set by the Council on Social Work Education. 
  • Provide leadership and assistance in preparing for the reaccreditation of the MSW program through the Council on Social Work Education.  
  • Serve as the key contact for the MSW program for Changes of Degree, Plan of Study, or Program of Work for Degree, Readmissions Applications, and Graduate Petitions for exceptions to existing degree completion criteria, or procedures. 
  • Oversee development or facilitation of new or innovative curriculum, certificates, dual degree programs, and other innovative programs to enhance course offerings and support program growth. 
  • Serve as the Chair of the Committee on Graduate Studies and the Subcommittee on Graduate Studies/Subcommittee on Undergraduate Studies within the School of Social Work. 
  • Supervise the Graduate Programs Administrative Assistant, Graduate Interns, and provide direction to the Graduate Student Leader (GSL) Program. 
  • Maintain an appropriate teaching load and meet annual scholarship and service guidelines commensurate with the level of appointment as a Non-Tenure Track or Tenured faculty member in the School of Social Work. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

Required qualifications 

  • Master of Social Work (MSW Degree) 

 

Preferred qualifications 

  • PhD in Social Work or other related discipline 
  • 2+ years of post-MSW practice experience 
  • 2+ years teaching experience in higher education 
  • Familiarity with best practices in online and on-campus teaching modalities 
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making abilities 
  • Experience working in a large academic school or college 
  • 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 https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/15834 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) Brief statement of teaching and research (if applying for appointment at the associate/full professor level). 

(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 November 10, 2021. 

 

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Diane Mitschke (DianeMitschke@uta.edu

 

For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta    

 

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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