Texas Tech University — Dean, Rawls College of Business

Texas Tech University (Texas Tech) invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business (Rawls College) search. In its next Dean, Texas Tech seeks an entrepreneurial, innovative, and collaborative leader who will further the Rawls College in its missions to create knowledge through high-quality research and to educate and develop students for positions of leadership in Texas and the global marketplace.

The University

Established in 1923, Texas Tech is a public state-designated national research university classified as a Tier One “Highest Research Activity” University by the Carnegie Foundation. Texas Tech is designated an Emerging Research University in the state of Texas, with total research expenditures increasing by more than 150% since 2008, and in 2012 Texas Tech was certified to have met the metrics needed to access Texas’ National Research University Fund. Texas Tech is developing a research portfolio commensurate with member institutions of the Association of American Universities.

The last decade has brought tremendous growth to the University, with enrollments growing over thirty percent and an additional 10,000 students. In fall 2015, Texas Tech enrolled over 35,000 students across more than 150 bachelor’s, 100 master’s, and 50 doctoral degree programs. TTU is divided into the Graduate School, the School of Law, and 10 academic colleges consisting of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Rawls College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the Whitacre College of Engineering, the College of Human Sciences, the College of Media & Communication, the College of Visual & Performing Arts, and the Honors College. Texas Tech, along with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centers in El Paso and Lubbock and Angelo State University in San Angelo, are components of the Texas Tech University System. For more information about Texas Tech University, please visit http://www.ttu.edu.

The Rawls College of Business

The Rawls College has a faculty of 113 and serves over 4,000 undergraduate, 850 Master, and 66 Doctoral students enrolled in one of the College’s six areas of study: Accounting; Finance; Energy Economics and Law; Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences; Management; and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. The College also offers dual programs in conjunction with architecture, agriculture, law, medicine, and personal financial planning.

In addition, the Rawls College serves as home to a number of exciting programs and offerings for Texas Tech students. These include:

  • School of Accounting – In 2013, the Rawls College established the first separately-accredited School of Accounting in Texas—one of only about 40 such schools nationwide and one of 168 programs in the U.S. that is separately accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • STEM MBA – To address an ever-growing need for leaders in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, the Rawls College created a new STEM MBA program focused on the competencies the STEM students need to advance in their careers.
  • Energy Commerce – Texas Tech offers the only business degree in energy in the entire state of Texas, and the Rawls College is the only business school in the U.S. with full-time faculty dedicated solely to teaching the business of energy.
  • Master of Science in Data Science – The Rawls College recently launched an M.S. in Data Science to address the growing need for scientists who can employ business analytics, business intelligence, and statistical methods to manage the Big Data needs of organizations.

The Rawls College occupies a 150,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2012 and achieved Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The College is currently building a 38,241 square-foot addition. For more information regarding the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, please visit http://rawlsbusiness.ttu.edu.

The Position

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President, the Dean serves as the chief executive officer of the Rawls College. The Dean will work closely with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the business community to achieve the goals of the College and will provide the leadership and vision required to fulfill its mission. The Dean will supervise strategic planning, curriculum development, and alumni relations, and is responsible for providing academic leadership, revenue generation, budget formulation and execution, and personnel management. In addition, the Dean serves as a member of the Deans and Provost Councils, which provide leadership in determining academic policies and procedures and in developing long-range plans for the University. The Dean will support and focus on the continued excellence in the areas of research, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

The next Dean will serve as a strong advocate on behalf of the College to internal and external University stakeholders in addition to representing the Rawls College and Texas Tech on the national and international stage.

To view the complete position profile, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/rawlsbusiness/deansearch/

Qualifications and Characteristics

The successful candidate should have a distinguished record of accomplishment that will support appointment at the rank of professor and that ideally will include an earned doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the college.

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated leader and innovator
  • Skilled and effective communicator
  • Experience in educational outreach both locally and globally
  • A record of successful fund raising
  • Knowledge of the current business environment
  • A record of high-quality research

Application Process

The Search Committee, chaired by Richard Rosen, Glenn D. West Professor of Law at the Texas Tech University School of Law, will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, and contact information of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel
Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
562-360-1353 (FAX)
Email: apsearch@storbeckpimentel.com
Refer to code “TTU-RCB” in subject line

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse university leadership committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their leadership to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The University welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.


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