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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin invites applications for an Associate Dean at the Associate/Full Professor rank in the College of Education. In addition to assisting the dean in administering the College of Education, responsibilities include serving traditional administrative and supportive functions with faculty, staff, and students as well as teaching a reduced load at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. with preference in Educational Leadership but options in other fields in which degrees are offered at the university. Experience in appropriate administrative roles in higher education is required, as well as demonstrated success in teaching, service in the academic community, and requisite evidence of scholarship and research. We seek someone with experience in accreditation and assessment systems for continuous improvement, with a minimum of three years as a chair, program or center director, or experience coordinating programs. A commitment to new program development, application of educational technology, a collaborative approach to team-building and proven effectiveness in communication required. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, the university seeks candidates who are actively committed to serving diverse populations of children, adolescents, and adults.

Applications should be sent to Dr. Frank Hernandez, Dean; College of Education; UT Permian Basin; 4901 E. University Blvd; Odessa, Texas 79762, or electronically to hernandez_f@utpb.edu. Applicants must provide a letter of interest that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, a current CV, copies of graduate transcripts, and names and contact information of three references. This search will remain open until appointment is made; early applications are encouraged.

The College of Education at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin offers a comprehensive program of education that includes degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Its eight fields of training include reading, counseling, special education, early childhood, science, bilingual, teacher education, and educational leadership. With a dynamic curriculum, supportive technology, dedicated faculty, and active collaboration with the surrounding school districts, the College of Education is fully NCATE accredited and is an integral part of the university’s ten-year plan for growth, leadership and service.

The university is located in Odessa/Midland, a metropolitan area with a population of 250,000. With a student body of over 5,000, it serves an economically robust regional economy with abundant sunshine and vast academic and geographic vistas. Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, UTPB as an AA/EEO employer encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.