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Dean, College of Education and Psychology

The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 14, 2022

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Job Type




Commensurate with Experience


Hours per Week

40 hours


Hiring Department

College of Education and Psychology


Required Application Materials

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

Important Instructions:   

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

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

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 College of Education and Psychology (CEP), and help the university materialize its vision of being “a community that fosters opportunity” and is “committed to providing a uniquely balanced student experience and improving the quality of human life.” The Dean serves as Chief Academic Officer responsible for executive management of the College and its full range of programs and initiatives. The successful candidate will be a visionary, entrepreneurial and dynamic leader who can shape, articulate, lead, and implement the purposeful and engaging mission of the College, setting the scholarly and pedagogical direction, and spearheading academic and research initiatives. Established in 1979, the College of Education and Psychology has about 1,300 students in its two academic units (the School of Education and the Department of Psychology and Counseling), twelve academic programs, five centers, as well as the University Academy public charter school district. The University Academy employs STEM education and active-learning, hands-on experiences to better prepare K-12 students with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.


Essential Functions

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • The Dean is responsible for leading the College towards a strategic vision that is aligned with the University’s priorities to (1) enrich the student experience; (2) elevate economic opportunity and social mobility; (3) partner and collaborate in service to our community; (4) ensure sustainability and foster accountability; and (5) advance excellence in teaching, research, and healthcare.
  • In coordination the CEP staff, leadership team, and departments, the Dean must oversee budgeting, faculty recruitment, personnel evaluation, tenure and promotion, enrollment and retention, and new program development. Additionally, the College of Education and Psychology is primarily responsible for stewardship of the University Academy public charter school district, which includes three K-12 campuses.


Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in one of the disciplines represented by the College.
  • 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 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, and commitment to academic freedom.


Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • A successful candidate will likely possess considerable knowledge and experience with program and institutional accreditations such as those administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and/or the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • The candidate will be able to foster and strengthen collaborations across disciplines and colleges to increase the impact of scholarship and research.
  • A strong candidate will demonstrate the skill to cultivate donors and nurture affinity amongst alumni in ways that grow philanthropic support for the College.


About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 13 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls 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. We also offer instructional sites at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and in Palestine, Longview, and Houston.

With more than 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs.

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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.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.


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.


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