The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the School of Fine Arts and reports to the Provost. The Dean is expected to provide leadership and support for strategic planning, budget planning and development, program review and accreditation, faculty and staff development, advisory board initiatives, and community engagement. The Dean will help shape the future of the School of Fine Arts articulating the Houston Baptist University Ten Pillars Vision, defining its standard of excellence and guiding its direction of growth.
Implements the School of Fine Arts strategic plan and will lead the School in the recruitment, retention and graduation of students who are well-prepared for success in professional careers or graduate school
Recruits and supports an outstanding faculty
Responsible for efficient and effective administration and fiscal management of the School, working within the context of an approved budget
Provides leadership for both University and School accreditation efforts
Represents the School to the campus, external communities, and alumni, and will provide leadership in identifying, soliciting and securing external funds
Responsible for pursuing new opportunities for the School, including the development of new degree programs
Promotes a strong commitment to academic excellence
Maintains appreciation of the role of international programs and opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate level
Establishes and maintains effective partnerships on behalf of the School of Fine Arts with leaders in the Houston arts community
Teaches a reduced load
A collegial administrative style that promotes a sense of academic respect and collaboration
An appreciation and desire to promote both traditional and non-traditional modes of learning
Experience in program reviews, assessment, and specialized accreditation
Leadership experience and a demonstrated capacity for comprehensive vision, bold action, effective decision-making, and inspirational leadership
Expertise in budget management and alignment of resource allocations with strategic planning
Demonstrated success in attracting and retaining faculty & students
Demonstrated effective communication skills and the ability to work with a broad range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, administrative colleagues, parents, alumni, and the external community both locally and globally
Unimpeachable ethics and integrity
Bring a distinguished record of academic success as well as a record of scholarly achievement.
The successful candidate will also be able to articulate a vision for the role of his or her discipline at HBU that is supportive of the Ten Pillars vision statement; the Ten Pillars vision statement may be found at https://www.hbu.edu/about-hbu/the-ten-pillars/. Houston Baptist University is an independent, private Christian liberal arts institution with a diverse student body and access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country. For more information about the University and the School of Fine Arts, visit www.hbu.edu.
Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.
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