University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law

United States

January 1, 2022


Position Details

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to 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 transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Lecturer Department DAL-Social Sciences-514180 College/School Job Location Dallas Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Salary Information Department Summary

At the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences we serve the needs of all students, traditional and non-traditional. We are committed to the values of diversity, creativity, leadership, integrity and lifelong learning. These values are the foundation of the University's mission to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities.

Our faculty excel in teaching, research, and service. The faculty are recognized for their innovative pedagogy and expertise. They are committed to student-centered educational opportunities that provide career-ready skills and lifelong learning. Our curriculum builds foundational knowledge required for all academic degree programs at the University, emphasizing communication skills, analytical reasoning, leadership, and independent thought. The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to innovative programs that prepare our students to compete effectively in a rapidly changing job market or to pursue post-graduate education.

Position Summary

As a young university in a growing sector of Dallas, UNTD is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and student success. Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 to 3,500 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030.

UNT Dallas is part of the University of North Texas System, which also includes UNT Denton and the UNT Health Sciences Center. The UNT Dallas College of Law, located on the UNT System's downtown campus, began instruction in Fall 2014. The university is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body. For more information about UNT Dallas, please visit our website at https:// www. unt.edu/dallas.

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for spring 2022 a full-time Lecturer position in Urban Agriculture. The job may be extended to summer 2022 term, subject to funding. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to lead development of the emerging urban agriculture program at UNT Dallas. As a part of this urban agriculture initiative, UNT Dallas has partnered with El Centro College, Dallas, TX, to develop a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree that includes undergraduate agricultural training and advances students' STEM skills. This effort is being supported at UNTD by a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Education. The grant is in its extension year and will end on September 30, 2022.

We are particularly interested in student-centric, innovative, and energetic candidates who can help lead the development of UNTD's urban agriculture program through program

development, student recruitment, and community outreach. This new faculty member will provide leadership in developing service and experiential learning opportunities, academic and community partnerships, and internships in nonprofit and for-profit sectors throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We seek an experienced academic leader who can contribute to the Urban Agriculture program by teaching a range of courses in their area of academic and professional expertise, including such topics as plant and soil science, agriculture education, horticulture, landscaping, nutrition, and urban agriculture. This new faculty member will also be responsible for developing online courses; a student Urban Agriculture Club; and collaborative relationships with community gardeners and other urban agriculture entities.

UNT Dallas offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university. Our goal is to offer undergraduate and graduate level training that enhances our students' lives, helps them succeed in the workplace, and makes a difference in their communities.

Responsibilities: Expectations for Lecturers at UNTD include excellent teaching and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, high quality service, and program development. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, project development, program leadership, coordinating service learning, and committee leadership

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Doctorate or master's degree in the teaching discipline (Agriculture) or master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).

Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching a range of agriculture courses in the candidate's area of expertise

Experience or demonstrated potential for developing collaborative community partnerships

Experience or demonstrated potential in building, maintaining, and supervising a broad-based student internship program

Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in community service Evidence or demonstrated potential for leadership in academic program development Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and team-building communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

Experience in developing urban agriculture programs and curricula. Experience in developing applied educational projects in STEM fields.

Experience in working with community college instructors and students. Evidence or demonstrated potential for developing and implementing service learning and experiential learning programs.

Experience in building and supervising student organizations.

Experience in professional agriculture, such as farming, extension services, and landscaping.

Ph.D. in Agriculture or other closely related field.

Required License / Registration / Certification Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Pulling , Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate Area of Specialty Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement

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.

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Posting Number F655P

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant's interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to https:// unt- dallas.peopleadmin.com/. For additional information visit https:// unt- dallas.peopleadmin.com or contact Dr. Noureen Khan, Project Director at 972-338-1567 or Noureen.khan@untdallas.edu. Statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Zoom interviews of semi- finalists may be conducted. Finalists will be required to present a job talk and teaching demonstration.

For best consideration, applications should be received by Jan. 1, 2022. Position will remain open until filled.

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  • Cover Letter
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  • Curriculum Vitae
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