Director of Interdisciplinary Studies Program - University of Texas-Arlington in Arlington Texas

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University of Texas-Arlington

Arlington , Texas 76019

United States
( SUPA102411PD)

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Detailed Job Description

Search Code: SUPA102411PD

The School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. This program serves an academically and socially diverse group of more than 700 undergraduate students, providing the integrative learning skills they need to leverage coursework spanning the university’s academic offerings toward individualized and rigorous Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science degrees. The candidate will be hired as Associate or Full Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies.

The duties of the Director will include active research and teaching, program administration and curriculum development, student recruitment, and outreach to other degree programs on campus. The successful candidate will have a record of interdisciplinary publication and scholarship commensurate with rank, administrative experience, and a vision for programmatic and curricular development that enhances the program’s core mission of integrative learning. The program is currently developing Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Preference will be given to candidates who will contribute to this area of curricular development or to the development of curriculum advancing interdisciplinary understanding of other important problems. Demonstrated success in securing research grants and experience in community outreach and collaborative service learning are also desired.

Interdisciplinary Studies is part of the School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA), which offers excellent support for teaching and research. SUPA’s multidisciplinary faculty supports five graduate degrees: Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy, Master’s in City and Regional Planning, Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration, MA in Urban Affairs, and Master’s in Public Administration ( The University of Texas at Arlington is located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the heart of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and one of the fastest-growing, offering geographical advantages as a setting for research, community service, and program development.

Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing relevant background and experience, CV, and names and contact information of three references by mail to Dr. James Welch, Chair of Faculty Search Committee, School of Urban and Public Affairs, Box 19588, The University of Texas, Arlington, TX 76019, or by email to Review of applications will begin January 4, 2012, but will continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists for this position. The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Search Committee Chair: Dr. James Welch, IV ; email:

Keyword Phrases

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Administration
  • Sustainability
  • Research
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Grant Writing
  • Department Chair
  • Program Director
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 6 years
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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