DEAN OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY, AUSTIN, TX
The Dean is the head of the University College and assists the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs in accomplishing the University’s retention goals by coordinating and monitoring all aspects of academic progress and student learning outcomes of first and second year students. Effectively works as a member of a team by collaborating with faculty, staff and administration in responding to outside accrediting agencies and effectively engaging in strategic planning, performance evaluations, program reviews and other assessments of the University’s effectiveness.
Duties include, but are not limited to: serving as a channel of communication between University College faculty and the Provost/VPASA; promoting faculty and staff professional growth; ensuring the quality of University College academic programs, services, faculty, and staff; preparing and administering the University College annual budget; carrying out strategic planning; recommending appointments of faculty and staff; providing resources to support the goals and objectives of the University College; and serving as an advocate for excellence in teaching, research, student learning outcomes, and community outreach and service. The Dean supervises both faculty and staff members.
- Provides leadership and vision to the University College; work with faculty to create an academic, cultural, and physical environment conducive to scholarship, intellectual vitality, and learning; and establish and nurture a supportive diverse work environment.
- Provides leadership in the development and implementation of programs and plans designed to aid in student retention
- Promotes the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the University through the activities and programs of the University College and work with other University administrators to ensure the well-being and success of HT.
- Provides leadership in the assessment and improvement of the General Education program, including faculty, curriculum, program development, and support services.
- Serves as HT’s liaison for UNCF scholarships and internships, and provides leadership for the identification and awarding of other student scholarships, internships, and grants.
- In conjunction with the Convocations and Assemblies Committee, plans and coordinates Honors Day and other events/activities to recognize students’ academic achievements.
- Teaches a minimum of two courses in a discipline offered within the University.
- The Dean reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, and serves as a member of the President’s Administrative Council and serves on the Dean’s Council.
- Ph.D. in one of the major areas offered at HT required.
- Commitment to liberal arts education in a faith based environment.
- Understanding and commitment to the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of the University.
- Administrative leadership, vision, and experience in a diverse academic environment characterized by collegial management, mentorship, inclusive decision-making, and effective communication skills.
- Ability to create and nurture a supportive environment that utilizes transparent processes to foster intellectual vitality, creativity, student learning, and outstanding teaching, research, and community/public service.
- Commitment to affirmative action, social justice, and diversity in all its forms; experience in promoting the learning opportunities offered by a diverse community.
- Experience and commitment to fostering international perspectives in the curriculum and promoting global experiences for students, faculty, and staff.
- Ability to effectively represent the University College while working in collaboration with the University community.
- Significant administrative experience in positions of increasing responsibility;
- Demonstrated decision-making, problem-solving, and collaboration skills with a wide spectrum of university constituents;
- Excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal and management skills;
- Knowledge of current issues in retention in higher education and active participation in professional associations;
- Familiarity with issues facing church related, historically black colleges and universities;
- Commitment to the mission of the University, to the leadership of the President and the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, and to the potential of each student for academic and personal achievement.
Competitive salary and comprehensive fringe benefits package.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, a current resume, transcripts, and an HT application. HT applications can be found at www.htu.edu. This position is opened until filled. Forward application packets to: Director of Human Resources, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702-2795.