Dean of the School of Education and Human Services at The University of St. Thomas Houston
The University of St. Thomas (UST) announces a national search for the position of Dean of the School of Education and Human Services to start in 2021. As UST strives to increase enrollment and enhance its standing as a major institution of higher education, we seek a Dean who will ensure the delivery of quality programs and instruction, mission-focused faculty development, and to help guide the strategic growth of the school while staying true to our distinctive mission.
UST prepares students for success in today’s dynamic landscape through a strong core curriculum, exceptionally talented and dedicated faculty, and innovative co-curricular programs. As an independent, coeducational private university committed to the liberal arts, UST enrolls more than 3,200 students (1,800 undergraduates and 1,400 graduates) who come from 34 states and 61 countries. We are Houston’s only Catholic university and welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds. Our student body closely reflects the diversity of the city we serve and exemplifies the campus of tomorrow.
Located in the fourth largest city in America, UST spans almost 20 city blocks in the heart of Houston’s highly desirable Museum District/ Innovation Corridor. The city is known for its fine and performing arts culture, leading medical and research facilities, a large port, winning sports teams and abundant professional opportunities.
The campus is only minutes from the renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world, of which UST is a member institution. The vibrant downtown area, with its many restaurants, theaters, concert halls and sports arenas, is also in close proximity.
The School of Educationa and Human Services offers two pre-professional programs in Criminology, Law, and Society and in General Studies: Education and three graduate degree programs with a Master of
Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership, and Master of Education with four concentration areas. The hallmark of our offerings is a core curriculum that students of all majors complete. Rooted in the Catholic tradition of excellence, the School of Education and Human Services is committed not only to respecting the distinctive contributions of each academic discipline but also seeking a higher synthesis of knowledge grounded especially in the mutually enriching dialog between faith and culture.
UST has five schools: the School of Arts and Sciences; the Peavy School of Nursing; the Cameron School of Business; the School of Associates of Applied Science Program; and the School of Education and Human
Services. UST has five Centers for Excellence: Nesti Center for Faith and Culture, Center for International Studies, Center for Irish Studies, the St. John Paul II
Institute, and the Center for Thomistic Studies. The University is served by close to 350 dedicated full- time and part-time faculty with 93% possessing a terminal degree.
UST is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and also holds accreditations from the Association of Theological Schools, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the American Chemical Society
Terminal degree in a field represented in Education or related fields with a solid reputation for excellence and scholarly achievement.
Experience and Other Attributes
Minimum of seven years of experience in the classroom as an instructor plus 5 years previous senior-level administrative experience.
Proven ability to inspire, collaborate and negotiate with diverse and sometimes competing constituencies.
The individual must be a person who can lead and inspire the faculty to new levels of engagement to champion creativity and innovation.
Demonstrate a high degree of knowledge in accreditation.
An experienced leader with a clear, focused commitment to teaching, learning and academic excellence to promote student success.
A seasoned professional experienced in governance and committed to fostering cohesion and collaboration
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in academic administration including regulations, laws, and other general related policies.
Demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility and accountability with a high degree of financial acumen.
Strong collegial leadership qualities demonstrated as ability to recruit and build a strong faculty.
Recognized as having academic vision with attention to the future of higher education and emerging trends.
Be viewed as highly ethical, trustworthy, credible and respectful of diverse views and opinions and as someone who is known for building consensus and being a good listener.
Highly effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with proficiency in using a personal computer and generally utilized software.
Being an active member in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church is required.
To apply for this position, please send a comprehensive cover letter, complete CV, a letter demonstrating your understanding of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and five (5) professional references to: DeanSchoolofEducation@stthom.edu
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.