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.
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. Supervises one or more Coordinator I or II positions. Performs other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. in Social Work or other related discipline.
Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree. Two plus (2+) years of post-MSW practice experience. Two plus (2+) years teaching experience in higher education. 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. Knowledge of best practice instructional techniques and student success interventions. Ability to build relationships and contacts internally and externally. Demonstrated ethical behavior, professionalism, leadership, interpersonal skills, and management abilities.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.