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call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton,
the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas
Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based
exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to
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system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.
Classification Title Assistant Dean
Posting Title Assistant Dean with Faculty Appointment
Department HSC-GSBS-Dean's Off-302000
Job Location Fort Worth
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at UNTHSC has three
multidisciplinary departments that include Physiology & Anatomy, Pharmacology
& Neuroscience and Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics. GSBS takes great pride
in shaping the future of the biomedical workforce with three focus areas:
education, student service and research. Our students are educators,
researchers, and health care professionals of tomorrow. The research areas of
GSBS are diverse and include cardiovascular, neuroscience, health disparities,
vision science, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, nanotechnology,
pharmacology, and numerous other areas.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Texas
Health Science Center in Fort Worth is seeking applications for an Assistant
Dean of a new undergraduate degree completion program in Biomedical Sciences.
The BS in Biomedical Sciences degree program aims to deliver a flexible,
affordable undergraduate degree completion program. It is designed for
traditional undergraduate students and non-traditional adult learners who have
completed more than 70 credits of college courses but have not previously
completed a baccalaureate degree.
The Assistant Dean will be expected to manage the academic activities of the
program, as well as the faculty involved in collaboration with the Dean and
Department Chairs. The selected individual will provide leadership in the
areas of curriculum development and delivery, student retention, and
curriculum assessment and quality improvement to support program growth. The
Assistant Dean will work closely with the Dean on strategic planning and the
Office of Admissions and Recruitment on student recruitment. The selected
individual will also be required to teach courses required for the degree
program in their area(s) of expertise. This position includes a 12-month
faculty appointment as a Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Associate or Full Professor,
dependent on qualifications.
• Earned academic doctoral degree in a relevant biomedical sciences discipline
(e.g., Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Cell
Biology, Epidemiology, Experimental Psychology, Genetics, Immunology,
Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, etc.).
• Five or more years of teaching experience in Higher Education, in an in-
person or online setting.
• Demonstrated experience in curriculum and course development and assessment.
• Demonstrated administrative and leadership experience and the ability to
manage a diverse portfolio of faculty talent.
• A vision for building an academic educational program bridging multiple
disciplines and groups.
• Experience in undergraduate education.
• Experience with best practices of online course development and teaching.
• Experience in course content delivery through the Canvas platform.
• Experience in assessment and quality improvement of academic programs.
• Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and a setting
that is diverse.
• Ability to think critically to effectively solve and communicate problems in
a fast-paced environment where the demands for work are varied, and
unpredictable in scope and volume.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Physical Requirements Sitting, Standing, Writing, Talk or Hear, Ability to
Security Sensitive This is a security senstive position
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are
committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and
state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University
of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational
programs and activities, and employment practices.
Driving University Vehicle No
Full Time/Part Time
Posting Number E058P
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/54280
Position End Date (if temporary)
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have a doctoral degree in a relevant biomedical sciences discipline?
Do you have five (5) or more years of teaching experience in Higher Education, in an in-person or online setting?
Documents Needed to Apply
References - List of Names and Contact Information for 3
Letter of Recommendation