Dean College of Arts & Sciences

POSITION SUMMARY 

Under the general direction of the Associate Provost, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is responsible for managing faculty and curriculum management, and staff as assigned under the assigned college’s organizational chart to include Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, and Humanities.  Provides leadership to assigned school directors as it relates to scheduling and advising activities necessary to support students and effectively and efficiently implement curriculum and academic policies.  This position requires outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

POSITION FUNCTIONS    

  • Program Management: Manage the day to day operations of the College, including the timely processing of routine and non-routine paperwork and petitions involving more than one school or more than one college.  Ensure that curriculum is up to date, in line with current best practice, and aligned with strategic plan of the school and university.  Ensure that the schedules of course offerings, efficiently fulfills curriculum requirements and that the final schedule is submitted to the registrar.  Review catalog updates. Make certain that assessment activities at the course and program level are completed and properly stored to include documented evidence of closing the loop.  Lead the program review and prioritization process as is relates to program evaluation and assessment. Integrate and adjust College budget to meet university goals and objectives.  Monitors budget throughout fiscal year to ensure appropriate administration, efficiency and utilization of allotted budgetary resources.  Monitor undergraduate advising and graduate training.  Fulfill assigned role in advising.
  • Staff Development and Leadership:  Provide direct supervision to assigned Directors of Schools.  Approve posting and advertising for adjunct instructors.  Finalize adjunct instructor new hire paperwork in coordination with the appropriate administrative assistant.  Review and provide second signature for faculty credentialing paperwork.  Ensure that faculty credentialing forms are up to date.  Take a leadership role in full-time hiring, termination and disciplinary actions in partnership with AVP.  Utilize and review individual growth plans for each full-time faculty member and discuss plans for career growth.  Coach and provide advice to direct reports on best practices in their areas or responsibility and leadership for their areas.  Oversee and coordinate faculty training needs and mentorship.  Coordinate with Director of the School to approve actions taken when faculty do not meet expectations, inform direct supervisor if action is needed.   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and departments. 
  • Strategic and Operational Leadership:  Lead the College in promoting and supporting the mission and strategic plan of the University.  Model teaching, ethics, research and service.  Make recommendations to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs regarding strategic and operational matters.  Continually assess and advocate for needed changes and improvements in the assigned College’s facilities and equipment.  Develop and nurture relationships with donors and supporters of the College in collaboration with the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Meeting Management: Meet monthly with the Deans’ Cabinet (two deans and all directors).  Conduct monthly meetings with all direct reports.  Attend weekly meetings with the Academic Cabinet.  Rotate through the monthly meetings of the schools as needed.  Provide accurate minutes of all school/college meetings and electronically retain minutes.  Oversee the ongoing work of advisory boards in the College in collaboration with the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Academic Instruction: Teach up to three hours a year as part of assigned duties. 
  • All other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • The successful candidate must qualify for appointment to a ranked faculty position at the Assistant Professor level or above.
  • Three years of management/administrative experience in a higher education setting.
  • Ten years (or equivalent) of faculty or teaching experience
  • Five years (or equivalent) experience at the college level required
  • Master’s degree in associated discipline required, Ph.D. strongly preferred.
  • Committed to the mission, vision and ministry of Concordia University Texas and an enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education.
  • Must have demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational, conflict resolution and computer skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Academic Policy and Faculty Policy and other policies or guidelines established by the Administrative Council or LC-MS.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to relate and communicate with all levels of management.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Possess strong and effective customer service skills.
  • Display excellent judgment at all times.
  • Consistent attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Must be a good listener with a high level of patience, and be able to effectively counsel students and faculty.
  • Ability to manage sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize workload.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This work is performed primarily indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually low.
  • Because this position involves business travel, it is subject to a driving record review every two years.

BENEFITS/BACKGROUND:

Concordia University Texas offers an all-inclusive benefits package to eligible employees. For additional information click here: Benefits

Commitment to the Concordia Mission

Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). As a private, faith-based University, employees must be supportive of our mission of Developing Christian Leaders and our spiritual principles and values as a Lutheran institution of higher education. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.

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