Dean of the College of Education and Human Development

Texas A&M University in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 30, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Texas A&M University, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and one of the most successful and renowned research universities in the world, seeks a dean to lead its College of Education and Human Development to even higher levels of success and distinction. Building on the solid foundation provided by an historical and recent track record of sound leadership and intellectual strength, the new dean will have the opportunity to galvanize the college behind a vision for its future and to lead it toward that future.


Relative to its peers in the current marketplace, TAMU and the College of Education and Human Development enjoy significant resources intellectual, pedagogical, financial, technological, and institutional to support its aspirations for growth in terms of both student headcount and national prominence. The college is already one of the largest in the nation, with over 6,100 students (FTE) and 200 full-time faculty. The college benefits from a wide range of sub-disciplines, from teacher training to higher education administration, and from health and wellness to bilingual and special education. Deans at A&M enjoy considerable autonomy both structurally and fiscally, and the college has been ably led and managed by its current dean, who is stepping back to the faculty after a successful eight-year tenure. His successor will have the opportunity to lead the college through a strategic planning exercise that will articulate its vision for the foreseeable future and will lead the unit in the realization of that vision.


To accomplish this task, the dean will demonstrate a successful track record of increasingly responsible and successful leadership roles in one or more institutions of like size and complexity. He or she will be a natural collaborator, one who breaks down barriers and unites a complex, intellectually and personally diverse institution around a series of ambitious objectives, playing a personal role in the advocacy of those goals to both internal and external audiences. The dean will be committed to the universitys land-grant mission and values, including especially equity and social justice. Possessing a doctoral degree together with experience within the academy commensurate with an appointment to the faculty as a full professor, the dean will both embrace the considerable and compelling traditions of Texas A&Ms past and fuse them with a bold and actionable plan for its future within a sector of American society that is changing fundamentally and rapidly.


In short, Texas A&Ms Dean of the College of Education and Human Resources will be in a position to have a profound, personal impact on this major academic institution and the people it serves across Texas and the nation.


Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to:


Material that cannot be emailed may be sent to:


Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University
c/o Witt/Kieffer
Attention: Dennis M. Barden/Peggy F. Plympton
2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523


Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Dennis Barden or Peggy Plympton via email at


As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, Texas A&M University encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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