Associate Dean (College of Engineering)

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Jun 26, 2020
Full time   Engineering & Applied Sciences Deans & Directors

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Associate Dean (College of Engineering)

Job Title
Associate Dean (College of Engineering)

Prairie View A&M University

College Of Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Associate Dean, under general direction, oversees and provides leadership and support for department heads and faculty within the College. Assists the Dean with academic matters and is responsible for quality assurance of administrative matters handled by the office.


  • Leads the initiatives identified in the mission and vision of the College.
  • Stewards the ABET accreditation process.
  • Supports a collaborative and interdisciplinary culture.
  • Recruits, hires, evaluates, and mentors faculty.
  • Engages in a continuous improvement process including compliance, data collection, and reports.
  • Manages student issues and student feedback.
  • Fosters diversity, inclusion and access among faculty, staff and students.
  • Catalyzes innovation in teaching pedagogy and engineering education.
  • Maintains high academic standards and fosters a cultures of high ethical standards.
  • Recruits and advises students.
  • Teaching assigned courses as needed.
  • Represent the College in the Dean's absence and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • An earned Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in a field of Engineering.
  • Five years of experience in an academic appointment.
  • Experience with ABET accreditation processes.
  • Experience with budgets, the tenure and promotion process, faculty and staff hiring and program development.
  • Experience in both curriculum development and delivery
  • A record of progressive service and leadership responsibilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty , staff and administrators.
  • Demonstrated ability in student advisement and mentoring.
  • Outstanding leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities and identify and solve organizational problems
  • Ability to provide effective leadership in responding to diversity and international character of the University and College.
  • Ability to provide leadership within a College that values diversity, student centered learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • A record of scholarship that includes peer-reviewed dissemination of research results.
  • Excellent public relations and communications skills.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • 7/01/2020

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.

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