Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The University of Texas at Arlington in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted March 7, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Curriculum and Instruction Department Chair beginning September 1, 2017. Reporting to the dean of the College of Education, the chair is responsible for supervising the personnel, budget, and general operations of the department; facilitating the development and accomplishment of department goals; supporting faculty scholarship; assisting in the development of departmental grants; maintaining close affiliations with area school districts; and working in a collegial manner with faculty, staff, and students.


Candidates should possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and have an established record of refereed publications and grant funding as well as strong teaching commensurate with appointment as Professor. A doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, special education, educational psychology or a related field from an accredited institution is required. The candidate will have at least three years of administrative experience in higher education as well as successful experience with program development and program approvals. The chair will provide vision and leadership for the Department to achieve world class research excellence while continuing the tradition of its high quality teaching programs. The Chair is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through his or her leadership, scholarship, teaching, and/or service.


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate teacher certification programs in elementary education, elementary bilingual and ESL education, secondary education, and will begin offering special education in Fall 2017. An expanding offering of on-campus and online certification, endorsements, and master’s degree programs in areas such as literacy education; mind, brain and education; mathematics education; and science education with additional online programs in the planning stages are also provided.


Home to 2,400 students, 40 faculty members, and 25 staff members, the College of Education not only prepares education professionals to lead North Texas in a dynamic and changing environment, but also contributes to the national dialogue surrounding education in the 21st Century. The College has two departments: Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with more than 800 graduates in 2016. The College is currently one of the state’s top producers of outstanding education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan/2020 (


The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth 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’ 2017 Best for Vets list.



To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials: a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a vita, and contact information for at least five references.


For best consideration, materials should be provided by April 14, 2017.


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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.



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