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Dean of Health Science

Northeast Texas Community College
Mount Pleasant, Texas
Starting at $75,000

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Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Northeast Texas Community College ( has served students since 1985 in a beautiful wooded and rural setting.  The college is on an expansive 400 acres that includes on-campus student housing.  Students have a full range of quality course offerings with many extras, such as athletics (baseball, softball, rodeo), intramurals, a film series, and many world-class musical performances in the 599-seat in the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts.  The college is in the center of its three taxing districts, 13 miles from Pittsburg (Camp County), 11 miles from Daingerfield (Morris County), and six miles from Mount Pleasant (Titus County).  The college offers over 100 credit programs, an active campus life, award-winning student organizations, an honors program, and student, athletic, and cultural events.  The average unduplicated enrollment is around 3,000 students.  The ModernThink "Great Colleges to Work For" survey recognized Northeast Texas Community College in 2020, 2021, and 2022 as one of the great colleges to work for in three categories: compensation and benefits, job satisfaction and support, and confidence in senior leadership.

Experience and Other Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be an excellent thinker, planner, and organizer.   This position calls for a person who can develop, build, and maintain strong relations, provide leadership for the faculty in the health science division, participate as a member of the college's instructional leadership team, and represent the college in the community.  Must possess knowledge of budget planning/management, statistical research and program evaluation, and accreditation processes, including Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and program-specific accreditation agencies (e.g., CAPTE, CoAEMSP, CAAHEP, and the Texas Board of Nursing.)

The successful candidate must be able to work independently, exercise discretion and sound judgment in decision-making, respond to critical matters effectively, and represent the college professionally.  Must be committed to a collaborative work environment and high-quality service to constituents--extensive knowledge of curriculum development, health science education, and related state/federal legislation and initiatives.

Position credential requirements and preferential experience include:

  • Master's degree, with a doctorate preferred
  • Experience teaching in one of the disciplines in the division
  • A minimum of five years of experience in higher education (combination of teaching and leadership roles)
  • Administrative experience
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to design and implement effective programs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of distance education programs
  • Collaborative leadership style
  • Visionary mindset

Description of Job Duties:

The Dean of Health Science provides college-wide leadership for credit and non-credit education in health science.  The position is responsible for marketing, management, and assisting in curriculum design of educational programs that serve employers' and employees' needs.  The dean works closely with health industry partners to determine program development needs, design innovative curricula that enhance employees' skills and knowledge and comply with professional accreditation requirements, recruit students and faculty, and manage the operational logistics of major grants and contracts.  This position serves as a liaison with outside agencies, community organizations, and other constituencies within the college.

The Dean of Health Sciences oversees various instructional personnel essential to the department's success.  The responsibilities encompass two administrative assistants, a student advisor, and eight program directors.  These personnel include the administrative assistant to the dean, the health sciences student advisor, the directors of nursing, emergency medical services, the physical therapist assistant, the simulation center, the medical assisting program, laboratory technology, funeral services, and human performance.  The dean must foster a collaborative and innovative environment, empowering the team to excel in their roles and contribute significantly to advancing health science education and practice.

Northeast Texas Community College offers the following health science degrees and certificates: two associate of science degrees in Pre-BSN and human performance.  The college also offers ten associate of applied science degrees, including emergency medical services, funeral services, health sciences, healthcare management, medical assistant, medical lab technician, nursing, nursing transition to professional nursing, and physical therapist assistant.  The college offers nine certificates: two in emergency medical services, two in funeral services, one in nursing, one in patient care technology, and two certificates (phlebotomy and pharmacy technician) in continuing education.

For additional information about the health science programs, please contact Dr. Anna Ingram, Associate Vice President for Instruction,, 903-434-8366 or Ms. Amy Adkins, Executive Director of Human Resources at, 903-434-8121, or PO Box 1307, Mount Pleasant TX 75456-1307.  You can learn more about the health science programs at Northeast Texas Community College from information available online at


Excellent Employee Benefits

Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurance


Work/Life Balance Perks for Employees

Dollar Lunch, Fit Center Access, Educational Benefit, Government Verizon Phone Plan, Discount Purchase Programs, Discount Facility Rentals, Vacation & Sick Leave


To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received, including all the following: 

  • Cover letter of interest (please address your qualifications, skills and knowledge, as well as a secondary area of qualification, if applicable.)
  • Resume 
  • At least one letter of recommendation (this should come from a different reference than is listed on your application)
  • Transcript(s)


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