Position Description

The dean of the College of Education and Human Development is responsible for collaborating with faculty, staff, students and others to create a unified vision for the college and for providing effective strategic leadership to advance the overall quality, reputation, stature and aspirational goals of the college.

Candidate Profile

The dean will demonstrate the key attributes of leadership, including integrity, a highly strategic mindset and approach to planning and operations, political savvy, diplomacy, decisiveness, courage of convictions, a tolerance for ambiguity, and a sense of humor. 

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • an earned terminal degree and a record of teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with an appointment to the Texas A&M faculty at the rank of professor;
  • a solid grasp of the business enterprise of a college or school, including especially an understanding of higher education finance;
  • significant experience in enrollment management, especially in terms of enrollment growth;
  • significant exposure to alumni relations and development, with direct fundraising experience preferred;
  • a track record of successful grant activity, especially in regard to federally-sponsored research;
  • an international perspective and both a commitment to and track record of supporting the globalization of higher education;
  • a track record of increasingly responsible managerial positions, ideally including leadership of a department and/or a significant role at the leadership level in a college or school;
  • significant familiarity with emerging pedagogies, especially with regard to technology- enhanced teaching and learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and
  • a commitment to interdisciplinarity, including an enthusiasm to work with academic units across the university. 

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