University of Houston in Texas

Date Posted June 10, 2014


The University of Houston (UH) requests nominations and applications for the Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM).

Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading urban public research university in Texas. UH is a 'Tier-One' research university that enrolls over 40,000 students. UH is the flagship of The University of Houston System which serves more than 65,000 students enrolled in four universities, two branch campuses and four regional teaching centers.

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) is one of twelve colleges in the University and is comprised of six departments: Biology and Biochemistry; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; Mathematics; and Physics. NSM has a number of centers and institutes to foster interdisciplinary research across the university. The College enrolls approximately 5,300 Science majors (about 4,300 undergraduates and 1,050 graduate students) and has annual research expenditures of $31 million. For more information about the College, please visit

The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and is responsible for the energetic, visionary, and effective leadership of NSM. The successful candidate will be an engaging and charismatic leader among the faculty, a strong advocate for the teaching and research mission of the College, a preeminent university citizen, and an energetic and conscientious administrator committed to collegiality and inclusivity. Most of all, the candidate will provide leadership in addressing the evolving challenges that face students and faculty alike in higher education, science, mathematics, and other related fields. The next Dean will be an energetic and visionary leader who will make a real difference in the future of the College and play a lead role in supporting and strengthening UH's position as a 'Tier One' research university.

The Search Committee will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel
Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106 Monterey Park, CA 91754 323-260-7889 (FAX)

Email: Refer to code "UH-NSM" in subject line

~The University of Houston is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer~