Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences

ID: 1275
Department: College of Humanities and Sciences
Type: Full-time Faculty

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications for Dean of its College of Humanities and Sciences, available on June 1, 2020.

The Dean provides leadership to 73 full time faculty and staff. The College of Humanities and Sciences is comprised of three schools, each with an Associate Dean: Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

The College of Humanities and Sciences offers 16 majors. Many of these majors have elementary and secondary education options where students can earn the credentials to teach these subjects in public schools. College faculty members teach a large portion of the UMHB Core Curriculum: Biology, Composition and Rhetoric, Chemistry, Foreign Languages, History/Political Science, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology and Speech. In addition, the Pre-Law program and the Pre-Medical Professions program are housed in the College. More information is available at

The Dean will lead the College of Humanities and Sciences to support the University's mission to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. The Dean will have the opportunity to impact the College through academic leadership, curriculum development and other program advancement; faculty research; accreditation; budget and resource development; assessment and evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.

UMHB deans teach up to two courses per year, serve under a 12-month faculty contract and appointment letter, and report to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate should be a:


  • Communicative leader who can build relationships within the College and the University;
  • Collaborative leader who can participate in policymaking and direction for the University;
  • Strategic leader, willing to promote innovative ideas and diverse modes of course delivery as the College grows in numbers of students and programs;
  • Visionary leader who can further the College's goals and objectives, identify emerging academic issues and recommend appropriate program responses;
  • Christian leader who can apply their personal commitment to Christ to further the Christian mission of the College and the University.

    The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:
  • Terminal degree from an accredited institution in an academic discipline within the college;
  • Classroom experience and scholarly attainment that qualifies the candidate to teach at the college level;
  • Substantial administrative experience; A portion of the administrative experience in a higher education environment is preferred;
  • Proven track record of collaborative leadership and building relationships with all constituents; and
  • Demonstrated ability to think systemically, administer collegially, and advocate effectively for the University, the College and its faculty and students.

    University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a Christ-centered coeducational institution of higher learning affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas. The historic campus spans more than 300 acres and comprises the living and learning environment for over 3,800 students representing 34 states and 27 foreign countries.

    UMHB offers more than 63 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate degree programs, including the Doctor of Education, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees.

    UMHB is currently ranked in Tier One of the U.S. News and World Report as one of America's best universities in the Regional Universities West Division, a ranking it has held since 2005.

    Belton and Central Texas
    UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community. Belton boasts a downtown historic district, Victorian era homes, and over 160 historical markers in the city and surrounding areas. For recreation, Belton's bodies of water include Belton Lake, a fisher's and boater's haven, and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, which is rated one of the top lakes in Texas for water quality. The climate is mild to hot, with winter low temperatures averaging in the 40's and summertime highs in the 90's.

    Inquiries, Referrals and Applications:
    If you know of qualified candidates, we would appreciate your referral.

    Salaries and Benefits:
    UMHB offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with employer match, and tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

    Application Deadline:
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

    To Apply:
    Please visit to apply for this position.

    Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB's mission and values, found at In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.

    For information regarding employment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, please visit our Careers Site.

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Posted: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 12/10/2019
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