Dean of Education and Professional Studies

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Position #20190056S  Dean of Education and Professional Studies




Salary:                        Commensurate, with excellent benefits.

Appointment Date:     8/1/2019 Fall Semester

Application End Date:  4/25/2019

Requirements:             Required:  Doctorate degree in one of the disciplines within the College of Education and Professional Studies. Minimum university teaching experience appropriate for appointment at the rank of associate professor in one of the departments within the college and minimum of three years’ experience in Academic Administration. Strong administrative and leadership skills, including experience with budgeting and supervision, word processing, university teaching, humanistic skills – ability to work with individuals in diverse academic areas.




Responsibilities:          Preparation of budgets for departments within Education and Professional Studies and for the Administrative Office of Education and Professional Studies; ensure that expenditures within the College of Education and Professional Studies are made in accordance with university policy; provide oversight to the SBDC; teach one 3 SCH class in field of expertise fall, spring, and summer semesters; approve and certify the fulfillment of degree plans for students in the College of Education and Professional Studies; with advice from the department heads in Education and Professional Studies, evaluate, revise or modify academic programs and curricula; coordinator of institutional effectiveness program within college administration of university rules and regulations; recruitment and evaluation of personnel; recommend appointment, salary increments, promotion, tenure and termination of faculty; and coordinate and supervise graduate programs, degree requirements, admissions and advisement; assist with recruiting and retention of students within the Education and Professional Studies.




Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.


Other Information:     Twelve month employee, eight hour work day, forty hours per week with some early or late hours weekly depending on workload. Attendance at various University, community and public school activities; exempt from overtime provisions.

Weekend meeting with prospective students and parents during recruitment weekends, regular attendance at University activities at night and on weekends. Some weekend teaching possible.

Supervision Received: Reports to the University President through the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Given: Department Chairs and Directors in Education and Professional Studies including Business Administration, Homeland Security and Criminal Justice, Education, Kinesiology and Human Performance, Small Business Development Center and the H. Joaquin Jackson Law Enforcement Academy

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

Sul Ross State

University:      Sul Ross State University is a public, comprehensive, Master’s degree granting, multi-campus   university, providing on-site and distance education in the Big Bend area of Texas and in the Middle Rio Grande Valley region. Reflecting the vast area of Texas that is served by a single university, in 2018 Sul Ross adopted new measures to bring four campuses closer together under a “One University – Four Campuses” concept. The university is now branded according to its four individual campuses: Sul Ross State University – Alpine; Sul Ross State University – Del Rio; Sul Ross State University – Eagle Pass; and Sul Ross State University – Uvalde.

Sul Ross is unique in that its culture is that of a land grant college, its price is that of a public college, its resource base is tuition dependent similar to that of a private institution, and its teaching and learning environment is like that of small liberal arts college with an emphasis on personal attention and student success. It is a welcoming community with an open door philosophy of the president, cabinet, faculty, and staff.  The university is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), with approximately 75% of its students of Hispanic origin. The university’s communities are proud of their bi-national and bi-cultural environment and of the access and affordability they provide to underrepresented populations and first-generation students of all ages. The university enrolls approximately 3,000 students; 2,000 at the Alpine campus and 1,000 at the Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde campuses.

The university seeks candidates with teaching and administrative experiences at a university that is student-centered and committed to serving a distinctive and diverse population of students.  Because Sul Ross State University is part of a state university system, yet operates much like an independent, tuition-dependent university, applications are encouraged from candidates with experiences in both the public and private not for-profit sectors of higher education. The search committee especially welcomes candidates who are bi-lingual (English and Spanish), women, persons of color, and educators who will fit well with the bi-national culture and heritage of the university’s multiple service areas.





To Apply:  

  Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, contact information for three references

      and completed Sul Ross Staff Application at




                         Human Resources, Sul Ross State University, Box C-13, Alpine, TX  79832.  Phone (432) 837-8058; Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until position is filled.   Faculty Application form is available on the “employment” page of the Sul Ross website.  Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.





 It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.





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Posted: 3/27/2019
Application Due: 5/26/2019
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