Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
Application deadline: April 5, 2023
Senior Consultant: Ann Die Hasselmo
Consultant: Chris Butler
Associate Consultant: Kristin McClanahan
Texas A&M University-Texarkana invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education.
Texas A&M University-Texarkana (A&M-Texarkana) is a member of the Texas A&M University System. A&M-Texarkana is a growing university in Texarkana, Texas, a border city that lies on the Texas and Arkansas state line. Founded 50 years ago as an upper division institution co-located with the region’s community college, in 2010 A&M-Texarkana expanded to admit lower division students and moved to a beautiful 375-acre campus near Bringle Lake, north of Texarkana. The mission of A&M-Texarkana is to provide students with academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences through quality teaching, scholarship, student support services, co-curricular programming, research, and service. A&M-Texarkana enrolls a diverse student population of over 1,900 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. The faculty is comprised of 96 full-time positions, 64 of which are tenured/tenure-track. Degree programs are offered in two academic colleges: the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) and the College of Business, Engineering, and Technology (CBET). The institution’s annual operating budget is approximately $52 million.
The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) includes undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, applied arts and sciences, biology, criminal justice, english, history, instructional technology, mass communications, nursing, political science, counseling, psychology, and sociology. The mission of the College is to build a community of scholars in which each individual is challenged to live a life of inquiry. The College seeks to create an inclusive space fostering curiosity and a mission of service to improve the lives of others. As a new and expanding university, the College continues to work to determine the optimal configuration of disciplines and departments.
The Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education provides effective, inclusive leadership and manages the development, delivery, assessment, and promotion of educational programs within the College. The Dean also establishes and maintains a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with the local community. The Dean’s responsibilities include oversight of academic and administrative programs, including development and implementation of strategic plans; effective allocation of resources (budgets, staff, and equipment); and operational success. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- An earned Doctorate in a discipline within the College from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
- An academic record that satisfies appointment eligibility to the rank of tenured associate or full professor in an academic program in the College
- A significant and progressive record of higher education teaching and leadership appropriate for service in this role
- Evidence of practice in diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service
- Experience in small-to-mid-size colleges or regional universities
- Successful experience with new program development
- Experience with successful accreditation
- Experience in planning and budgetary management
- Successful record of fundraising or an interest and willingness to fundraise on behalf of the College
- Record of successful community involvement and partnership
More information on the search is available in the institutional profile at the link above.
How to Apply: Applications should consist of a substantial letter of interest, a CV, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:
The position is open until filled but only applications received by Wednesday, April 5, 2023, can be assured full consideration. The University is being assisted by Academic Search. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Hasselmo at Ann.Hasselmo@academicsearch.org and Chris Butler at Chris.Butler@academicsearch.org. Further information about Texas A&M University-Texarkana is available at https://tamut.edu/.
All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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