Associate Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Job Title: Associate Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Position Number: FT-ACAD-COEBS-05172017
Departments: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Reports To: Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

The Associate Dean is expected to provide leadership and support for strategic planning, budget planning, program review and accreditation, faculty and staff development, advisory board initiatives, student and staff recruitment and retention, and community engagement in conjunction with the Dean.  The Associate Dean is expected to establish and maintain effective partnerships on behalf of the School of Education with leaders in the education community and PK -12 public and private schools. The Associate Dean will help shape the future of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (COEBS) by articulating the Houston Baptist University Ten Pillars Vision, defining its standard of excellence and guiding its direction of growth.

The primary responsibilities of the Associate Dean will include administrative duties in the School of Education while supporting the continued growth in the School of Behavioral Sciences. This includes the oversight of undergraduate, graduate education, and post baccalaureate with certification programs in education and related fields.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements University and College ongoing priorities and initiatives
  • Acts on behalf of the Dean in the Dean’s absence
  • Coordinates all accreditation activities, data collection, and reporting in conjunction with the director of the Center for Preparation and Professional Development (CPPE) in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • Completes assessment reports and program reviews for new and existing programs
  • Represents the Dean on University committees
  • Supervises staff and adjunct faculty associated with the programs
  • Assists in assessments of chairs, directors, faculty, and staff
  • Oversees off-site locations and cohorts
  • Collaborates with the Director of the CPPE to oversee student field experiences and clinical teaching
  • Works collaboratively with the Dean on efficient and effective administration and fiscal management of the College, working within the context of an approved budget
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships and partnerships with school district personnel and advisory councils
  • Oversees all functions and services related to recruiting, admitting, matriculating, advising, scheduling, and retaining students in all programs
  • Anticipates and resolves student and personnel concerns and problems
  • Represents the mission of the College of Education and Behavioral Studies at on and off campus functions
  • Represents the College to the campus, external communities, and alumni
  • Provides leadership in identifying, soliciting, and securing external funds
  • Responsible for taking the initiative to pursue new opportunities for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, including the development of new degree programs


  • Terminal degree in Education or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years P-12 teaching and higher education administrative experience within a College of Education or related field.
  • A record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity
  • A collegial administrative style that promotes a sense of academic respect and collaboration
  • An appreciation and desire to promote both traditional and non-traditional modes of learning
  • Experience in program reviews, assessment, and specialized accreditation
  • Leadership experience and a demonstrated capacity for comprehensive vision, bold action, effective decision-making, and inspirational leadership
  • Evidence of working with respective state and professional agencies
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and the ability to work with a broad range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, administrative colleagues, parents, alumni, and the external community
  • Unimpeachable ethics and integrity
  • Integrate Christian values in all aspects of job performance

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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