Associate Dean - School of Natural Sciences

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 12, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Dean - School of Natural Sciences

ID: 1437
Department: College of Humanities and Sciences
Post Date: 12/08/2020
Position Available Date: N/A

The University of Mary Hardin Baylor's College of Humanities and Sciences seeks Associate Dean for its School of Natural Sciences. The Associate Dean serves under a 10-month tenure-track faculty contract and administrative appointment letter, and will report directly to the dean of the college. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

College of Humanities and Sciences is comprised of three schools, each with an Associate Dean: Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. The college offers 42 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.

The School of Natural Sciences is comprised of the Department of Biology; the Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Geology; the Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics; and the Department of Mathematics. Together, these departments provide quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs through robust curricula. The School of Natural Sciences has 32 faculty and staff, and offers 19 majors. More information is available at

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 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.

Specific Responsibilities:
Teaching: The associate dean will have a teaching assignment equivalent to two (2) undergraduate or graduate courses per long semester. Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development, student advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community. Summer teaching, if any, is paid on a separate faculty compensation scale.

Administrative: Primary responsibilities include oversight of assigned search committees; orientation and professional development of faculty; direct supervision and evaluation of full time faculty, provision of support to department chairs in hiring, supervising and evaluating adjunct faculty; supervise assigned school staff; coordination of the school's course schedule for each term; propose new programs and course curriculum; represent the school at recruiting and other university events; program accreditation and assessment activities; budget development and oversight; hear academic appeals at 2nd level; articulate and implement university policy.
  • A doctoral degree from an accredited institution in a discipline taught within one of the School of Natural Sciences' departments is required (Biology; Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology; Computer Science, Engineering and Physics; or Mathematics).
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with previous administrative (academic or non-academic) and/or supervisory experience.
  • Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.
  • Must be an active, and committed Christian.
The successful candidate should be a:
  • Communicative leader who can build relationships within the school, college and the University;
  • Strategic leader, willing to promote innovative ideas and diverse modes of course delivery as the school grows in numbers of students and programs;
  • Visionary leader who can further the school'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 school, college and the university.

Salaries and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Application Deadline:
Position will remain open until filled.
To Apply:
EXTERNAL CANDIDATES - Visit for more details and to apply. 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.

INTERNAL CANDIDATES - Submit a letter of interest to Dr. Stephen Baldridge, Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, with copy to Angel Brown, Employee Recruiting Manager in Human Resources.

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

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