Dean, College of Education

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Clear Lake, TX

ID: 7064872
Posted: February 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL), an institution within the University of Houston System, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Education (COE). The expected start date for this position is July 2020. The Dean of COE reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Among other responsibilities, the next leader of the COE will promote and further develop a culture of excellence, diversity, and inclusion.
Participate in institutional planning.

Enhance relationships and community partnerships with school districts and community colleges.

Develop and foster fundraising and alumni relations and promote faculty development and interdisciplinary collaboration.

COE offers bachelors, masters and two doctoral degrees. It includes four departments (Counseling, Special Education and Diversity; Curriculum and Instruction; Literacy, Library, and Learning Technologies; Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis) and two centers (Educational Programs and Professional Development of Teachers). The college prepares high-quality educators and has received both the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators and the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Since its founding in 1974, UHCL has provided educational opportunities to students in southeast Texas and beyond. UHCL is a comprehensive Hispanic Serving Institution located between Houston and Galveston in a metropolitan area with a population approaching seven million. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs through its four colleges: Business, Education, Human Sciences and Humanities, and Science and Engineering. The university currently serves more than 9,000 students and more than 70,000 alumni. UHCL has entered an exciting phase of strategic planning which prioritizes engaged teaching, inspired learning, fearless imagination, and emerging opportunities.



1. Applicants must have a record of achievement that justifies appointment as a tenured professor in one of the departments of COE.

2. Applicants are required to have at least five years of administrative experience at the Department Chair level or higher and accreditation experience.

3. Applicants should demonstrate a history of progressive administrative leadership, strong human resource and financial management experience, the ability to build and implement strategic visions, and a commitment to student success and educational excellence.


Associate Dean and/or K-12 work experience is preferred.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Notes to Applicant:
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. To apply, please complete the online application. In addition, applicants should provide, as two separate documents, a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described. Applicants will be subjected to a background check. Confidential review of applications is ensured for all completed applications received by March 27, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. University of Houston-Clear Lake is An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity.


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