Job Description - Executive Dean, Health Sciences
Description View created on 10/04/2015

Executive Dean, Health Sciences

FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: 99
Job Title ID: 221028
Job Series/Job Family: Administrator Series / Administrator Family

Reports To

Vice President, Instruction

Job Purpose

On a college-wide basis, to establish and maintain a teaching, learning, and working environment College-wide where faculty, staff, and students are appropriately served within available resources; to provide instructional leadership; to ensure the effective administration of assigned disciplines; and to promote College-wide instructional goals and objectives conducive to student success.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Essential Job Functions: Provides leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum and programs that respond to community needs, prepare students for success, and meet the external requirements of SACS, THECB, and applicable specialized accrediting organizations.
  2. Student/Faculty Issues: 

    Provides leadership in addressing and resolving student complaints, grade appeals, academic dishonesty appeals, faculty complaints and grievances, employee complaints against supervisor, or other student, staff, or faculty issues, where appropriate.

  3. Curriculum/Instruction: Provides leadership and advocacy in the planning, implementing, assessing and ongoing improvement of all curriculum, courses, and programs within assigned academic areas.   Ensures that all faculty within assigned academic areas are appropriately qualified.   Ensures that programs comply with regulatory requirements and/or accreditation standards where appropriate.   Convenes advisory committees, works with Grants Development Office, and maintains community partnerships in support of programmatic goals.   Coordinates the development and maintenance of clinical affiliation agreements.  Assist  in self study preparation and participates in program specific accreditation site visits.
  4. Management: Ensures consistent and appropriate application of administrative rules within assigned academic areas, including overseeing faculty evaluation processes, hiring of faculty and staff, course schedule development, planning and budgeting, safety, facilities, equipment and software needs, selection and supervision of department chairs and assistant deans, and preparation of reports as required. Supervises and evaluates support staff. Initiates and manages special projects and assignments. Participates in shared governance through service on College-wide councils and committees.Ensures student and faculty compliance with clinical placement eligibility criteria.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.



Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Computer Skills


Physical Requirements

Work Experience