Dean, Soules College of Business

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Type




Commensurate with experience


Hours per Week

40 hours


Hiring Department

Dean - College of Business


Required Application Materials


A single PDF or Word document containing a resume, letter of interest, and a list of three (3) professional references is required to apply.


Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.


If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.


Job Summary

The University of Texas at Tyler invites nominations and applications for a visionary leader to serve as the next Dean of the Soules College of Business. The university seeks individuals with significant experience successfully leading complex organizations in higher education. The Dean will be an integral part of UT Tyler’s senior leadership as the university continues to work towards building on the pillars emphasized in the university’s strategic plan: Student Success, Student Engagement, Research, and Community Engagement.

The largest of UT Tyler's six colleges and two schools, the Soules College of Business serves more than 1,400 undergraduate, 1,200 graduate, and 50 doctoral students across a range of academic programs. As of January 1, 2021, The University of Texas at Tyler and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler were merged and given the approval to plan for a new medical school. This combining of talent, financial and physical resources of two outstanding institutions more comprehensively serve the educational, health, and economic needs of East Texas. Bringing these two institutions together is providing students, faculty, and researchers exceptional opportunities to learn, teach, conduct research and deliver health care in a fully integrated academic and medical setting.


Minimum Required Education/Experience


  • Terminal degree in one of the disciplines represented by the Soules College of Business.
  • Academic credentials to qualify for tenure and the rank of full professor.
  • Nationally recognized record of scholarly and/or creative achievement.
  • Evidence of excellence in academic administration at the level of the department chair or higher, including faculty development, academic assessment, and management of financial resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust through collaborative decision-making with internal and external constituencies, embracing shared governance, commitment to academic freedom, and impactful integration with industry.
  • Fundraising skill and experience collaborating with Advancement staff to acquire support from public and private sources.
  • The ability to lead within a higher education environment including supporting faculty, staff, and students in achieving their goals.
  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity within an organization.


Other Information

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please don’t hesitate to forward any questions or nominations to the chair of the search committee, Neil Gray, by email at or by phone at 903-566-7429. Nominations are welcome. For full consideration, applications should be received by August 1, 2021. Depending on the availability of the top candidate, the position is expected to start in Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2022. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Women and Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply.


About The University of Texas at Tyler

With a national reputation in high demand fields such as Business, Nursing, Community and Rural Health, and a new medical school on the horizon, The University of Texas at Tyler is an emerging force in Texas higher education. The University’s 10,000 students attend classes on a tree-laden campus nestled around twin lakes, at our state-of-the-art Health Science Center, or at our Houston, Longview, or Palestine campuses while gaining the knowledge and expertise needed to build successful careers in six academic colleges and two schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Community and Rural Health, the College of Education & Psychology, the College of Engineering, the School of Medical and Biological Sciences, the College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Fisch College of Pharmacy, and the Soules College of Business.

The city around the University is also expanding, with strong economic and population growth. Tyler’s museums, fine arts venues, and prevalence of dining options serve both the Tyler metropolitan area (population 220,000) and the entire East Texas region (population 800,000+). Tyler is located an hour and a half from the Dallas and Shreveport metropolitan areas, and three hours from Houston. For more information, please visit

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 14 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls more than 10,000 students and consists of six colleges.

Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. For student convenience, we also maintain regional campuses in Palestine and Longview, as well as a location in Houston.

We encourage you to visit our campus and see for yourself why UT Tyler is where you’ll feel at home—and find your best path.


Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.