Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
The Dean is the principal spokesperson and advocate for the College/School. The Dean is responsible for the oversight of the College/School’s academic programs and is supportive of strong student outcomes and achievement. The Dean is accountable for the review of curricula and programs, staffing, budgeting, oversight of all operational functions of the College, alumni cultivation and fundraising. The Dean is committed to collaborative, ethical leadership as well as strategic planning. As chief academic officer of the College, the Dean provides leadership to advance the educational and scholarly missions of programs in the College foster and encourage an academic climate that is responsive, student-centered, innovative, and entrepreneurial. The Dean serves on the Deans Council, the Academic Affairs Committee, and Graduate Council. The Dean position is a 12-month, full time administrative appointment, permitting a reduced teaching load. The Dean reports directly to the Office of the Provost.
Conduct all responsibilities in a collegial manner and in full and unqualified affirmation of the Preamble of the University
Develop and implement a strategic plan for the college that supports the university vision and mission and supports growth and impact of the college
In collaboration with the Provost, strategize on the development, review, and implementation of new academic programs for the College and improvement of existing programs
Promote and deliver thoughtful innovation and entrepreneurship in order to further the University’s vision
Develop and collaborate with network of external stakeholders (alumni, professionals, advisors) to assess and improve academic programs within the college
Lead faculty and staff in the college, in collaboration with Advancement staff, to seek and obtain external support for academic programs (e.g. funds for professional development, instrumentation, infrastructure)
Seek and maintain partnerships with key feeder schools, community colleges, and non-profits in the region to increase enrollment and preparedness of new students for college programs
Inspire faculty and students toward achievement of the mission, goals, and objectives of the program/s and the University.
Oversee the development of course schedules.
Formulate and maintains the College/School annual budget
Pursue the integration of faith-in-learning in and out of the classroom
Ensure the College/School is compliant with all University policies and practices, programmatic accreditations, (SACSCOC, USDOE, etc.) requirements and standards.
Ensure compliance with College/School specific accreditation requirements and standards
Recruit, retain, and mentor an exceptional cadre of faculty positions within the College.
Collaborate in the recruitment and retention of students.
In collaboration with academic leadership, ensure faculty workload assignments are balanced, comprehensive, based on documented faculty credentials and contractual requirements, and meet the ongoing needs of the academic programs
Provide direction to all faculty, including evaluations and recommendations for continued employment
Unique College/School specific duties are detailed by College/School
Other duties as assigned
A doctoral degree in Behavioral Sciences (Counseling or Psychology preferred) or Education and knowledge in the field of Education
Minimum of 3 years of P-12 or higher education administrative experience
A collegial administrative style that promotes a sense of academic respect and collaboration
An appreciation and desire to promote both traditional and non-traditional modes of learning, specifically including online
Experience in program reviews, assessment, and specialized accreditation (e.g. SACSCOC, CACREP, NASP, CAEP)
Leadership experience and a demonstrated capacity for comprehensive vision, bold action, effective decision-making, and inspirational leadership
Expertise in budget management and alignment of resource allocations with strategic planning
Demonstrated success in attracting and retaining faculty & students
Effective communication skills and the ability to work with a broad range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, administrative colleagues, parents, alumni, and the external community both locally and globally
Unimpeachable ethics and integrity
A distinguished record of academic, management, and entrepreneurial success as well as a record of scholarly achievement
Internal Number: FT-ACAD-EDU-10132020
About Houston Baptist University
Houston Baptist University is an independent, private Christian institution with a diverse student body and access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country. As a result of implementing its twelve-year vision, The Ten Pillars: Faith and Reason in a Great City, HBU is on a trajectory to become a comprehensive, national university. For more information about the University, visit www.hbu.edu.