Dean, Texas Academy (TALH) and the Reaud Honors College 498355
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 20111974
Department: Prov and VP for Academic Affairs Dept
Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: The Dean, TALH and Reaud Honors College reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and leads the operations and programming for the Texas Academy for Leadership in the Humanities, an early entrance high school program, and the Reaud Honors College. This position leads a team of approximately 4-6 people and coordinates efforts of faculty from a variety of academic disciplines to support programmatic needs. The Dean also has responsibility for recruiting and retaining students, supporting and expanding the curriculum to encompass honors programs within the major, promoting honors students for various recognitions and scholarships, and providing operational and financial oversight of the assigned units and programs.
Essential Job Functions: The Dean, TALH and Reaud Honors College will proactively address the following responsibilities, opportunities, and goals:
Lead with Vision. The Dean will provide strategic and organizational guidance focused on honors programming and high performing students. This includes providing strategic planning for all honors programming in current and planned initiatives.
Collaborative partner. The Dean will increase awareness of programs, build and foster relationships and creativity across disciplines and departments while maintaining the utmost professional integrity.
Enhance and Grow Programming. The Dean will initiative, develop, expand, market, and execute opportunities for honor students across disciplines and colleges leading to an increase in the number of qualified students pursuing honors curriculum while enhancing success and retention rates of students in the programs.
Evaluate Programming. The Dean will ensure an ongoing and comprehensive program evaluation and outcomes assessment with actionable recommendations for improvement.
Manage Operations. The Dean will lead the daily administrative and management operations including financial, operational, and human resource management for the unit.
Align with Lamar's mission. The Dean will lead organizational initiatives that align with the University's mission and goals working collaboratively with all colleges, divisions, and departments.
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Education Required: Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university.
Minimum Experience Required: Three years experience with gifted and talented students and/or at least five years teaching honors students.
Key Competencies: Experience with addressing the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds. Recruit, retain and graduate highly qualified and diverse students to participate in honors programs. Independent judgement, strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Enthusiastic about developing and implementing programs to engage students in a variety of internal and external learning activities. Ability to manage multiple tasks, strong planning, problem-solving analytical, organizational, project management skills. Ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and parents to ensure positive learning experiences. Ability to lead programs that emphasize interdisciplinary perspectives. Able to initiate, develop and implement opportunities for students in collaboration with faculty, staff, and administrators. Expand experiential learning opportunities that provide students with challenges and enrichment in their academic life.
Physical Requirements: Able to lift 10 pounds Able to function at a desk and with a computer and using a telephone.
Job Conditions: The position may require occasional evenings and/or weekends to meet university and departmental needs.
Lamar Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana