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Dean College of Health Sciences

Posting Details

Posting Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition 201600016ES
Title Dean College of Health Sciences
FLSA status Exempt
Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Department Office of the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Open Until Filled Yes
Educational and Experience Requirement

Earned doctorate in related discipline within the College of Health Sciences (Family and Consumer Sciences, Health, Kinesiology and Nursing). Proven experience with a record of scholarly achievement that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure; prior experience as a faculty member at a college or university; demonstrated administrative academic experience and financial expertise; competent leadership, and the communication skills necessary to promote positive collaborations with academics, practitioners, public officials, and the student body. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

The Dean of Health Sciences reports directly to the Provost and oversees the activities of faculty and staff in the College of Health Sciences. The Dean functions as the chief academic officer of the College of Health Sciences, which offers B.S., B.A., M.S. and M.A. degrees. The College consists of four departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Population Health, Kinesiology and Nursing.

Primary Responsibilities

The responsibilities and duties of the Dean are grouped according to major areas of activity.

General Administration
1. Providing leadership in developing both long-range and short-range plans, in ensuring the compatibility of these plans with the philosophy and objectives of the University and College, and in implementing the approved plans and programs.
2. Representing the College to all other intra-university academic and non-academic administrative areas.
3. Directing the development of semester course offerings and class schedules in the interest of ensuring that student and institutional needs are met.
4. Participating in the development of academic policy through membership on the Academic Policy Council and Council of Academic Deans.
5. Administering agreements entered into between the university and other agencies.
6. Representing the College at meetings and programs as assigned by the Provost or President.
7. Ensuring College compliance with pertinent Federal, State, and university affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies.
8. Serving on university committees, councils, and advisory groups as assigned by the President or by the Provost.

Curriculum and Instruction
9. Developing and implementing academic programs that will serve the diverse needs of the students who attend the College.
10. Initiating and maintaining an on-going process of curriculum improvement, revision, and development encouraging faculty participation and input.
11. Developing in supervisory staff and faculty a concern for the students and teaching-learning climate, and for providing opportunities to initiate innovative teaching methods.
12. Liaison with other university academic units for interdisciplinary program development.
13. Developing, implementing, and evaluating degree curricula and other instructional programs in conjunction with college curricular committees.

Faculty Matters
14. Developing an intellectual, innovative and cooperative atmosphere conducive to the professional growth of faculty and to provide faculty with opportunities commensurate with their abilities.
15. Making recommendations to the Provost for employment and retention of personnel assigned to the College in accordance with affirmative action policy.
16. Directing the development of viable instruments to implement effective staff evaluation procedures.
17. Initiating and maintaining in-service projects to provide career development opportunities for faculty and academic supervisory personnel.
18. Maintaining confidential faculty personnel records as necessary.
19. Functioning as ombudsman for the faculty within the College.

College Organization and Communication – Internal
20. Coordinating communication, articulation, and understanding among College personnel and other university departments.
21. Coordinating the activities and services of designated College advisory committees.
22. Liaison with division administrators and/or department chairpersons on academic programs and student matters.
23. Fostering an institutional attitude and developing a team concept for university unity.

College Organization and Communication – External
24. Communicating with other colleges in the university to afford exchange of ideas, information, and resources.
25. Promoting and encouraging an understanding of the College and its purposes and objectives for the academic community.
26. Keeping the Provost informed of activities and developments in the College.
27. Liaison as needed with other academic institutions and with business and industry and Federal, State and local entities in the development of joint endeavors and external programs.

Research Activity
28. Actively encouraging the development of proposals for grant funds, contracts and gifts for the implementation of funded projects.

Student Matters
29. Supervising the conduct of all intra-college students matters including recruitment, admissions, advisement of majors, registration, academic progress and status, graduation, appeals, and grievances.

Fiscal Matters
30. Developing budget recommendations and addressing all areas of College activity.
31. Establishing appropriate budget control procedures to ensure College operations within limits established by the approved budgets.
32. Exercising control over Special Item appropriations in accordance with the Legislative Mandate.

Professional Development
33. Continuing professional self-growth and development through study, memberships, participation in educational seminars, publications, and other professional activities as appropriate to the position.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

As required to discharge duties effectively and efficiently.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time Part Time Full Time

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Research & Goals
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
  7. Transcripts
Optional Documents

Screening Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you learn about this position?
    • TWC Work in Texas
    • SHSU Website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  3. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)