Texas Southern University — Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences
Filed in Administrative on January 27, 2017
Texas Southern University is seeking applications and nominations for its next Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences.
TSU was formally established in 1927 with a mission to establish a credible college for African American students. In 1973, the state designated TSU as “a special purpose institution of higher education for urban programming.” Ascribing to the global implications of its urban mission, the University focuses on high quality teaching, research and public service as a means of preparing students for leadership roles in the urban communities of our state, nation and world.
Today, TSU is one of the nation’s largest HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) with over 8,800 students enrolled. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, TSU has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds by providing a first-class educational experience. The University offers over 120 Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in nine schools and colleges. It features an impressive array of educational programs, a diverse faculty, 80-plus student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and global stage.
One of only four independent public universities in Texas (those not affiliated with any of Texas’ six public university systems), TSU is the only HBCU in Texas recognized as one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes magazine. TSU is the leading producer of college degrees to African Americans and Hispanics in Texas and ranks 4th in the United States in doctoral and professional degrees conferred to African Americans. The university is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and holds assets exceeding $250 million.
For more information on the Texas Southern University, visit http://www.tsu.edu/ and for the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, visit http://www.tsu.edu/academics/colleges-and-schools/colabs/
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, the Dean is the chief administrative, fiscal, and academic officer of the College. The Dean is responsible for the effectiveness and prominence of the College’s educational programs, research activities, outreach programs, globalization and international education initiatives. The Dean is also responsible for implementing the College’s policies and procedures in concert with the University’s policies. The Dean also serves on the Deans’ Council.
The College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit on the campus. It provides students of varied scholastic proficiencies access to higher education via academic foundation courses necessary for accessing educational programs at the University. It also prepares students to become competent professionals and leaders. The College is comprised of the following departments: English; Fine Arts; Foreign Languages; History, Geography and Economics; Human Services and Consumer Sciences; Psychology; Social Work; and Sociology.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Ability to communicate effectively within the College, University and the community; and to articulate and advance a vision for the College. Demonstrated effectiveness in budget management and fundraising. Ability to lead faculty to embrace change and to create an environment that fosters growth and development. Commitment to the career and academic advancement of faculty with diverse backgrounds. Ability to work as a team member in fostering the achievement of the mission of the University.
A terminal degree in a field of study within the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences. Must also meet teaching, service, and scholarship qualifications to merit appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure.
Texas Southern University has retained the services of Diversified Search as consultants to the Board and Search Committee. Potential candidate screening will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Interested parties are encouraged to submit materials (including a cover letter, resumé or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least five professional references) by February 28, 2017. All communications will be treated confidentially.
All nominations, applications and inquiries should be directed electronically to:
It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment based on race, color, religion, gender, genetic history, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.