Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Clear Lake, TX

Job posting number: #7078679

Posted: May 19, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The University of Houston–Clear Lake seeks to hire an Associate Dean in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). The Associate Dean will report to the College Dean and will be well-versed in and connected to the national conversation regarding higher education, particularly around learner outcomes, general education, workforce needs and different learning modalities such as competency-based education. In addition to being well-informed about higher education administration and learning models, the Associate Dean will engage with UHCL leadership on how to create operational excellence as UHCL moves toward the next evolution of higher education learning environments. To ensure the enhancement of the CSE learning environment the Associate Dean will collaborate with the Center for Engagement, Teaching and Learning in the advancement of the human capital of the college, the faculty. Will be proactive in enabling the continuous improvement process and participate in a campus-wide mentoring program responsive to UHCL’s key commitments as set forth in the “Impact 2025 and Beyond” Strategic Plan ( Will have Campus Security Authority responsibilities as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The Associate Dean will be critical to ensuring a culture of excellence in the CSE, while engaging in efforts to develop the next-generation technologies, systems, value-add opportunities, delivery and faculty models, and assessment strategies as UHCL seeks to serve the needs of tomorrow’s learners and employers.


Operational accountability encompasses all student-related services including; admissions, development of course schedules, registration and advisement, academic honesty, grade appeals and complaints, and teaching assistant appointments.
Managing student Thesis proposals, accreditation activities with ACS, ABET and SACS, student recruitment and program marketing.



1. Doctoral Degree (Ph.D./Ed.D.) in Science or Engineering.

2. Evidence of significantly progressive experience and levels of responsibility.

3. Meet the requirements to be an Associate Professor with Tenure or higher.


Displaying bi-lingual ability or having bi-lingual ability.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement, Evidence of Effective Teaching

Notes to Applicant:
Applications are only accepted online through the UHCL Job Opportunities website. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching experience, and evidence of teaching excellence. Reference letters will only be required of candidates invited for an on-campus interview. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. must be provided as condition of employment. A background check and the successful pass of a criminal history record check is required prior to on-campus interviews.

The position will be open until filled, with priority given to applications received by August 10, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately. UHCL reserves the right to extend the search or not fill the position. UHCL is currently a Bachelors and Masters granting university with select doctoral programs. Located adjacent to NASA-Johnson Space Center, the UHCL campus is set within the scenic Armand Bayou Nature Preserve, about 30 miles from both downtown Houston and Galveston Island.

University of Houston-Clear Lake is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a member of the Minority Serving Institutions Program. UHCL is an HSI: Hispanic Serving Institution and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity.

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