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Associate Dean, College of Public Service

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*This Position is for University of Houston Downtown Employees Only* * **This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.* * *To be considered a candidate for this position an application, cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.* * In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. *** * In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston–Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran.

Position Details

Title Information

Requisition Number 01021
Job Title Associate Dean, College of Public Service
Division Academic & Student Affairs
College Public Service
Department College of Public Service
Job Code 0144
Grade 084
FTE

1.0

Full Time/Part Time Full-time
FLSA Status Salary
About UHD

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,400 faculty and staff.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master’s degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Service and Sciences and Technology, as well as University College. Approximately 2,400 students graduate each year with degrees in humanities and the arts, social sciences, business, the sciences and technology, education, criminal justice, and social work. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD-The University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, as well as two teaching centers-UH System at Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The policy of the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran’s status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHD prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Employees, students, and visitors to campus with questions and/or complaints regarding discrimination, or sexual misconduct (such as sexual violence) under Title IX may contact Mr. Tommy Thomason, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Dean, Student Affairs or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Mr. Thomason can be contacted as follows:

Mr. Tommy Thomason
One Main Street, Suite S-380
Houston, TX 77002-1001
thomasont@uhd.edu
(713) 221-8056

Notes to Applicants

This Position is for University of Houston Downtown Employees Only

  • This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.
  • To be considered a candidate for this position an application, cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.
  • In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

  • In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston–Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran.

Position Information

Position Number 00300962
Job Description

Job Description:

In collaboration with the Interim Dean, Department Chairs, Program Director, Directors of the Centers in the College of Public Service, faculty, staff, and others across the campus, the Associate Dean helps to coordinate or manage activities involving: services for students in the College including those related to advising, recruiting, and retention, relations with our community college partners, data gathering/research related to College strategic plan initiatives.

Duties:

  • Teach 6 credits annually
  • Maintain research agenda
  • Serve on the Leadership Team in the College of Public Service
  • Lead initiatives focused on student recruitment, retention, and success
  • Oversee the Advising Center in the College of Public Service
  • Chair the Advising, Recruiting, and Retention Committee in the College of Public Service
  • Respond to student affairs and academic standing issues, including probationary students, student appeals for withdrawals, grade and academic honesty appeals
  • Maintain collegial and collaborative working relationships with University of Houston – Downtown administrative offices such as admissions, financial aid, registrar, career development, etc.
  • Coordinate the successful processing of new program offerings in both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Oversee enrollment and course offerings (e.g. scheduling, catalogue revisions, degree maps and articulation, study abroad, etc.)
  • Work closely with the Interim Dean to build and maintain external relations with alumni and school and community partners
  • Work closely with the Interim Dean in other designated ways involving such activities as data gathering/research related to College strategic plan initiatives, professional development and mentorship programs and initiatives, and helping to foster a collegial and collaborative College community
  • Work closely with the Interim Dean to identify other areas of interest and responsibility
Requirements

Faculty member of the College of Public Service with an earned doctorate

Preferred Qualifications
Security Sensitive Position Yes
Employee Class Staff

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • High School/GED
    • 30 hours of completed college course work
    • Associates Degree or 60 hours of completed college course work
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctorate Degree (e.g. PhD, EdD)
    • Professional Degree (e.g. JD)
  2. * Are you a faculty member of the College of Public Service?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently an employee of University of Houston Downtown?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents