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Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering

University of Houston-Clear Lake
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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The University of Houston-Clear Lake invites applicants for an appointment as Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. The selected candidate will join a high impact college whose students have gone on to successful careers as well as graduate study. The Associate Dean is an academic and administrative officer who reports to the Dean of the College and supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the college by fulfilling duties in areas defined by the Dean. The Associate Dean communicates with university offices, college departments, and external communities. The level of authority of an Associate Dean is set by the Dean.


  • Facilitates development of new academic programs and program revisions, including cross-unit and cross-college programs; oversees course schedules, course and program enrollments, academic standards, program reviews, and accreditation matters. Oversees graduate admissions, progress on strategic plans, develops reports/metrics as needed, and assures curriculum, catalog, and website changes are processed through appropriate channels (CSE, UHCL, UH System, State approvals, SACS).
  • Monitors course offerings to assure courses are scheduled within established university processes; manages compliance, development, revision, and implementation of college, university, state and federal policies and procedures; oversees recruitment, retention, marketing, and student petitions about academic and disciplinary matters; collaborates with the offices of Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, and Global Learning and Strategy; participates on university-level committees, professional boards, community relations, outreach activities; and supervises assigned staff.
  • May also participate in a campus-wide mentoring program as set forth in the "Impact 2025 and Beyond" Strategic Plan and performs other duties as assigned. 


1. Ph.D. in Science, Engineering, or related field from an accredited institution.

2. Evidence of significantly progressive experience and levels of responsibility at an accredited institution and meet the requirements to be an Associate Professor, preferably Full Professor.

To apply, please complete the online application at and attach a letter of interest and vita. Reference letters will only be required of candidates invited for an on-campus interview. Review of applications will begin after September 1, 2021. The position will be open until filled.  A background check and the successful pass of a criminal history record check is required prior to on-campus interviews. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. must be provided as condition of employment. We reserve the right to extend search or not fill position. Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

University of Houston-Clear Lake is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a member of the Minority Serving Institutions Program. UHCL is an HSI: Hispanic Serving Institution and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, UHCL is committed to diversity and inclusion; accordingly, we invite applications from members of historically marginalized populations, women, and veterans.

One of four independent universities that constitute the University of Houston System, the rapidly expanding campus of the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) is adjacent to the NASA/Johnson Space Center and midway between Galveston, a tourist-based beach community, and Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States and one of the most diverse cities in the nation. UHCL is a comprehensive doctoral level university with an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. Its four academic colleges include the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Education, the College of Human Sciences and Humanities, and the College of Science and Computer Engineering. The College of Science and Engineering boasts an enrollment of approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. For more information about the College of Science and Engineering, please visit 

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