Dean of Graduate Studies

Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Are you someone who strives for progress, excellence, values education, has a passion for continuous innovation?  

Tarleton State University seeks an experienced researcher, educator, and administrator to serve as Dean of the Graduate College. The Dean will develop and implement a vision for graduate education that contributes to achieving the goals of the institutional strategic plan Tarleton Forward 2030.

The ideal candidate is a person who thinks creatively and energetically about the challenges of the changing demographics in higher education. This position reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: supporting the Provost’s Office and academic colleges in development and monitoring of strategic initiatives to achieve enrollment targets for students in graduate research and professional programs, assuring strong programmatic alignment with students' needs and market demands. Streamlining processes for admission, enrollment, retention, and graduation with a focus on continuous quality improvement and data-informed decision making, works with the Provost’s Office and academic colleges to identify and minimize barriers that prevent underrepresented students from entering and completing graduate research and professional programs at Tarleton, works with the Provost’s Office and the Division of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development to actively manage graduate assistant positions across campus, and strategically uses positions to advance teaching, learning, and research. Supervises office staff and ensures that exemplary service is provided, represents the Graduate College effectively both internally and externally. Serves on institutional committees; collaborates with other system, state and national graduate deans and performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate, earned academic rank of Associate Professor or higher and have prior experience teaching at the graduate level. Ten years of related broad experience in higher education including both teaching and scholarship, as well as previous experience in university administration, is required.  Knowledge of a wide range of academic polices and the ability to interpret and administer them with reasoned judgment. Knowledge of distance learning practices and skilled in distance learning innovation. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and meticulous record keeping. Ability to manage diverse academic programs, administer budgets, and manage personnel effectively. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to prioritize. Ability to lead large groups. Record of impactful research or creative scholarship. Proficient in innovative instructional delivery.

Applications only accepted on‐line at

Documents required: Completed online application, Cover Letter, Resume/CV, three professional references with complete contact information, and unofficial transcripts are required with the application packet. Official transcripts will be requested from finalists and must be received directly from each degree‐granting institution prior to a letter of appointment issued.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled but for full consideration please submit by August 31, 2022

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for more than 14,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, at RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and Online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.   

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.  


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