Dean of Curriculum & Innovation

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Dean of Curriculum & Innovation provides leadership in the areas of enrollment and program growth, curriculum development, program revision, and assessment.  The Dean works closely with the faculty to promote a focus on student learning & success and to create and refine high quality academic programs that support the University’s mission, vision, values, strategic priorities and enrollment goals.  The Dean reports to the Provost/Executive Vice President (VP) and is part of the Academic Cabinet.

POSITION FUNCTIONS   

  • Leadership: Serves as a member of the Academic Cabinet; works collaboratively with others across campus; participates in the development of a strategic vision, goals and objectives in support of CTX mission; develops annual goals and objectives in Curriculum and Program Development and implements the proper assessments to ensure continual improvement; demonstrates accountability in achieving goals established;
  • Curriculum Oversight: Under a system of shared governance, provides primary guidance and leadership to divisional departments concerning curriculum development and program evaluation. Collaborates with assist academic leadership and faculty to investigate, assess, revise and adopt or discontinue courses, programs, and pedagogical approaches based on data, national trends, and local needs.
  • Program Growth & Innovation: Responsible for creating new and strengthening existing programs based on market demand and university priorities; works with faculty and academic leadership to ensure that programs are designed in ways that are high quality, innovative, market responsive and effectively prepare students for careers after graduation; project manages new program implementation, as well as, canceled programs teach out plans ensuring compliance with institutional policy and outside accreditation; collaborates with educational partners in program innovation, development and revision; works with marketing and enrollment to ensure that programs are marketed well;
  • Teaching
  • All other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • PhD and 5 years teaching or administrative experience required.
  • Experience in faith-based, liberal arts settings strongly desired
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated spirit of innovation that results in ongoing improvement of programs, new ways of doing things, and creation of new programs.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and leadership; to articulate and support CTXs mission, vision and values; and a demonstrated history of strong integrity and high moral character.
  • Must be a good listener with a high level of patience and be able to effectively counsel students and faculty.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequently requires non-traditional work hours including evening and weekend work
  • Because this position involves business travel, this position is subject to a driving record review every two years
  • Must be able to walk around campus environment across various terrain and stairs and be able to respond quickly to needs

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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