Dean of Teaching & Learning

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Dean of Teaching & Learning provides the leadership, mentoring, coaching, and focus on continuous improvement that inspires and assures innovative pedagogy, high-levels of faculty-student engagement, and a faculty culture devoted to student learning and success. This positions serves as the direct supervisor of the teaching faculty, ensuring that the faculty have the tools that they need to be successful and are continually improving in their quality of teaching.  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 Teaching and Learning and implements the proper assessments to ensure continual improvement; demonstrates accountability in achieving goals established;
  • Oversight of Full-Time Faculty: Serves as supervisor of all full-time teaching faculty; meets with every faculty member regularly; ensures that observations, evaluations and growth plans happen in a timely manner; serves as the point person for immediate classroom related issues for the faculty;
  • Professional Development: Works with Faculty leadership to ensure effective training opportunities for all faculty through the Dinda Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; facilitates the Summer professional development series for Faculty; works with each faculty to recommend and approve professional development plans; works closely with the Instructional Design and Online Learning teams to ensure that faculty have access to resources and training to use technology effectively in the classroom;
  • Adjunct faculty: Creates and oversees a program for engagement and development of adjunct faculty;
  • Teaching: Teaches 1 class (preferably freshman level) in academic discipline each semester.
  • All other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • PhD and 5 years teaching experience required.
  • Experience in faith-based, liberal arts settings strongly desired
  • Management training and supervisory experience required
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational, and conflict resolution skills.
  • 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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