Job Description

Extended Job Title
Academic Dean - TTUHSC School of Health Professions

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
301001 - SHP Admin Lbk

Position Description
The Dean serves as the chief operating and academic officer with responsibility for the academic and administrative leadership of the School of Health Professions.  A primary focus is to foster an environment that effectively supports students, faculty and staff in alignment with the Values Based Culture of the Health Sciences Center. The Dean monitors advances in healthcare practices and professional standards as well as developments within accrediting and regulatory organizations which will impact programs of study offered by the School; ensuring compliance with laws and published standards. Additionally, the Dean is responsible for fiscal management, external fund development, supervision of faculty and oversight of faculty activities including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation as well as support of emerging and ongoing research activities. As a member of the senior leadership of the University the Dean will ensure strategic planning and activities are in alignment with those of the University in collaboration with other professional schools in the University, executive offices, and the quality enhancement plan. The Dean reports to the Provost and shall serve on the Council of Deans and the President's Executive Council.   

Our team members consistently live out our vision and mission at TTUHSC through our Values:
ONE TEAM: Unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
KINDHEARTED: Exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands and a positive attitude
INTEGRITY: Be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
VISIONARY: Nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations and a pioneering spirit
BEYOND SERVICE: Create and deliver positive defining moments.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  1. Leads with personal vision, initiative, enthusiasm and drive in alignment with the institution’s strategic plan, promoting the Values Based Culture;
  2. Promotes excellence and enhances academic instruction, research, scholarship, and public service of the faculty and staff;
  3. Commits to institutional advancement efforts of the University, which requires participation in community, alumni, and donor activities;
  4. Represent the School of Health Professions in relevant public and private forums;
  5. Provides oversight and approval of policies regarding the School's academic, research, service and clinical practice programs;
  6. Provides leadership for the creation and funding of new programs, which foster the mission of the school and Health Sciences Center;
  7. Coordinates and preparation of annual budget recommendations and compliance with the University approved budget;
  8. Supervises and leads faculty encouraging innovation in curricula and instructional practices to ensure the effectiveness of existing programs and achievement of student learning outcomes;
  9. Oversees organizational design and filling of leadership positions within the School;
  10. Monitors enrollment and graduation data and provides leadership to the school on recruitment, marketing and retention issues;
  11. Develops, coordinates and maintains cooperative relationships with area health care providers and external agencies seeking opportunities for creation and maintenance of clinical learning sites;
  12. Establishes and maintains interprofessional educational opportunities, relationships and collaborations;
  13. Provides oversight of continuous improvement of academic programs and school activities;
  14. Provides strong leadership to ensure that all programs meet standards of the accrediting bodies;
  15. Establishes and maintains an effective plan that supports the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and diverse faculty;
  16. Embraces a data-driven decision-making organization and ensures that the data necessary for academic planning and decision-making are available as needed;
  17. Reviews all evaluations and files regarding the reappointment, promotion, tenure or dismissal of faculty and makes recommendations to the Provost; and
  18. Oversees faculty and administrative staff.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Successful administrative experience working in a comparable position in an accredited institution of higher education with health related programs.  
  2. Experience promoting a collaborative, collegial environment demonstrating high standards of integrity and ethics in both personal comportment and leadership.
  3. Strong and effective track record recruiting and mentoring faculty.
  4. Demonstrated record of program development and growth. 
  5. Ability to promote proficiency with technology and its application to the classroom and distance learning.
  6. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

HSC - Lubbock

SHP Admin Lbk

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Doctoral degree (PhD or EdD) or equivalent credentials meriting eligibility for appointment at the rank of tenured professor; an understanding of fields represented in health professions education; a track record of effective academic and administrative experiences; and a record of active service and involvement with national healthcare organizations and/or professional or academic associations.  At least ten years of related experience and/or training required or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated record of taking action to support diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. 

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