Professor and Dean of Arts & Sciences

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • May 13, 2020
Full time   Art & Art History Deans & Directors

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Prairie View A&M University

Professor and Dean of Arts & Sciences

Job Title
Professor and Dean of Arts & Sciences

Prairie View A&M University

Office Of Academic Affairs

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

As the chief administrative officer for the designated College, the Dean is responsible for leadership and oversight of the Unit's academic and research enterprise as well as leading the administration, development and direction of academic programs, strategic planning, fundraising, and facility.


  • Fosters a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives to attract, recruit, and retain top faculty, staff, and students.
  • Creates a vision and engenders trust of subordinates, peers, and supervisors; applies procedures for receipt and use of faculty, staff, student, alumni, and community input.
  • Leads faculty and staff to develop and cultivate academic and research programs that yield exceptional outcomes.
  • Establishes avenues for faculty and staff to upgrade expertise in areas of assignment, use of technology, and in interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations that impact performance of duties.
  • Provides for structured, faculty led curriculum reviews and updates that reflect standards and changes in the discipline; ensures assessment plans are in place including production of annual reports on both internal student learning outcomes and program outcomes; and ensures continued accreditation of degree programs.
  • Ensures completion of and implementation of a recruitment and marketing plan that shows evidence of faculty and staff involvement, measurable annual goals for new students and for retention of students; promotes collaboration with medical communities to develop and strengthen the educational curricula to meet market needs.
  • Utilizes physical resources effectively and ensures control and accountability for physical property associated with accounts assigned.
  • Prioritizes expenditures in a manner that supports the college mission.
  • Strengthens relationships with alumni and other strategic external partners to support the College's research, scholarly, educational, service, and fundraising goals; Identifies and partners with leading organizations to promote growth for the field and employment opportunities for students.
  • Provides accurate, timely responses to requested information and ongoing implementation of strategies to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Terminal degree in a major or related discipline offer by the College
  • Excellence in teaching and research in higher education.
  • Substantial leadership and administrative experience in higher education.
  • Must have an Academic and research profile that supports an appointment as full professor in the College.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open until filled

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience or familiarity with accreditation processes.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the best practices in meeting the needs of diverse populations
  • Excellent use of technology, including social media.

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

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.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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