The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications for Dean of its College of Humanities and Sciences, available on June 1, 2019.
The Dean provides leadership to 69 full time faculty and staff. The College of Humanities and Sciences is comprised of three schools, each with an Associate Dean: Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
The College of Humanities and Sciences offers 16 majors. Many of these majors have elementary and secondary education options where students can earn the credentials to teach these subjects in public schools. College faculty members teach a large portion of the UMHB Core Curriculum: Biology, Composition and Rhetoric, Chemistry, Foreign Languages, History/Political Science, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology and Speech. In addition, the Pre-Law program and the Pre-Medical Professions program are housed in the College. More information is available at http://undergrad.umhb.edu/cohs/
The Dean will lead the College of Humanities and Sciences to support the University’s mission to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. The Dean will have the opportunity to impact the College through academic leadership, curriculum development and other program advancement; faculty research; accreditation; budget and resource development; assessment and evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.
UMHB deans teach up to two courses per year, serve under a 12-month faculty contract and appointment letter, and report to the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The successful candidate should be a:
Communicative leader who can build relationships within the College and the University;
Collaborative leader who can participate in policymaking and direction for the University;
Strategic leader, willing to promote innovative ideas and diverse modes of course delivery as the College grows in numbers of students and programs;
Visionary leader who can further the College’s goals and objectives, identify emerging academic issues and recommend appropriate program responses;
Christian leader who can apply their personal commitment to Christ to further the Christian mission of the College and the University.
The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:
Terminal degree from an accredited institution in an academic discipline within the college;
Classroom experience and scholarly attainment that qualifies the candidate to teach at the college level;
Substantial administrative experience; A portion of the administrative experience in a higher education environment is preferred;
Proven track record of collaborative leadership and building relationships with all constituents; and
Demonstrated ability to think systemically, administer collegially, and advocate effectively for the University, the College and its faculty and students.
University of Mary Hardin– Baylor The University of Mary Hardin–Baylor, a Christ-centered co-educational institution of higher learning affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas. The historic campus spans more than 300 acres and comprises the living and learning environment for over 3,800 students representing 34 states and 27 foreign countries.
UMHB has experienced record freshman class enrollments for the last 10 years. UMHB offers more than 63 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate degree programs, including the Doctor of Education, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees.
UMHB is currently ranked in Tier One of the U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best universities in the Regional Universities West Division, a ranking it has held since 2005.
UMHB offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with employer match, and tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Belton and Central Texas UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.
Located 55 miles north of Austin and 40 miles south of Waco, Belton boasts a downtown historic district, Victorian era homes, and over 160 historical markers in the city and surrounding areas. For recreation, Belton’s bodies of water include Belton Lake, a fisher’s and boater’s haven, and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, which is rated one of the top lakes in Texas for water quality. The climate is mild to hot, with winter low temperatures averaging in the 40’s and summertime highs in the 90’s.
Founded in 1845, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has traditionally been known for producing excellent educators, nurses, business leaders and missionaries. That has not changed, but today UMHB is also earning recognition for its talented science and music graduates, for top-notch graduate programs in counseling, physical therapy and more.
Research done in the university's Human Performance Laboratory is being applauded for its contributions to the field of sport nutrition. The university's new competency-based education program for adult learners is the first of its kind among private colleges and universities in Texas. And enrollment at UMHB has set new records every year for the last seven years.
What's behind this success? An unapologetic dedication to Christian principles. An emphasis on inspired teaching, on making each student's learning experience the best it can be. A commitment to excellence in every aspect of university life.
If one word could be chosen to summarize what is happening at UMHB today, that word would be "MOMENTUM."
It takes a powerful force to gain momentum in an upward trajectory, and that force is present and real at UMHB today. ... Mary Hardin-Baylor is moving forward, offering Christian higher education in compelling new ways to a growing number of students. UMHB has nearly 4,000 students pursuing degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree levels and nearly 500 employees including 190 full-time faculty members.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.