Texas Southern University — Dean, Jesse H. Jones School of Business

Texas Southern University is seeking applications and nominations for its next Dean at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business.

Texas Southern University: TSU is one of the nation’s largest HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) with over 8,800 students enrolled. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus in Houston, TX, 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-pIus 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.

Jesse H. Jones School of Business: The Dean is the chief academic and executive officer for the Jesse H. Jones School of Business. The Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ) at Texas Southern University was founded in 1955 to service an increasing student interest in business in the City of Houston. Today, JHJ is on the forefront of business schools, providing cutting-edge, innovative programming to business students from all over the world. Named as one of the “Best 300 Business Schools” by the Princeton Review, JHJ is accredited by AACSB International, the hallmark of accrediting agencies for business schools worldwide and offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degree programs to a diverse student population.

For more information on the Texas Southern University, visit http://www.tsu.edu/ and for the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, visit http://www.tsu.edu/academics/colleges-and-schools/jesse-h-jones-school-of-business

Major Responsibilities: Provides collegial and dynamic leadership for the College’s faculty, staff, students, and programs. Actively engages in fundraising and development activities to support the vision and mission of the College. Oversees assessment and AACSB International accreditation processes. Responsible for overseeing global engagement, research, undergraduate and graduate education and success; faculty, staff and student development; grants and other external funding. Responsible for academic and strategic planning for the College and enhancing its image and brand. Establishes and maintains effective professional relationships with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Supports JHJ programs with academic quality and learning assessment measures to ensure compliance with University, AACSB, and SACS requirements. Establish and maintain effective professional relationships within the business community of small to large enterprises; government agencies; non-profit organizations; and alumni, resulting in employment opportunities for students. Develops and manages effectively and efficiently the human, physical, and financial resources of the College. Fosters and contributes to institutional leadership and collaboration by serving on the University Dean’s Council. Performs other duties as assigned by the Provost and President.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned PhD in a business or business-related discipline from an accredited institution. Record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research that warrants appointment as a tenured full professor in a business field related to the responsibilities and expectations of the appointment. Record of successful administrative leadership in a university or college setting, including management of budgets, personnel, and curriculum, as well as experience with AACSB and SACS accreditation processes. Strong commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and shared governance. Evidence of collegial leadership in the development and evaluation of faculty and staff. Proven record of successful collaboration within business communities.

Preferred Qualifications: Earned PhD in a business or business-related discipline from an AACSB International accredited institution and experience with AACSB International accreditation. A minimum of 5 years of successful management and leadership experience in a higher education environment; or a medium to large corporate or nonprofit environment. Demonstrated ability to motivate stakeholders and to develop and engage in collaborative relationships. Demonstrated record of external development activities resulting in major gifts. Demonstrated ability to participate in shared governance. Ability to foster partnerships and programs to advance the College’s and University’s goals. Demonstrated ability to enhance brand management in business or higher education. Broad understanding of the direction of business education and research and the ability to articulate the College’s vision that positions the College as a successful enterprise. Corporate or consultancy experience with the private business sector.

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.