Dean of the College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts (CHSSA)

Position Overview

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Texas A&M University-Commerce seeks an outstanding and experienced leader to serve as Dean of the College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts (CHSSA).

A&M-Commerce is a rapidly growing university, with a rising profile, making positive strides toward innovation and the future. Driving the ascending trajectory is the university's commitment to providing high-quality educational opportunities that prepare students for success, including those from low-income and first-generation backgrounds. Located just outside of Dallas, the university offers 130 affordable degree programs and is becoming the school of choice for urban and rural Northeast Texas. Embracing a mission to transform lives, A&M-Commerce has seen a 7% increase in overall enrollment compared to the same time last year, with 11,983 students enrolled for Fall 2023, including over 8,200 undergraduates and 3,740 graduate students. The most significant increase was among first-time freshmen, a remarkable 22.1% increase over last year. This is a significant increase and one of the highest across the Texas A&M University System.

The Dean, who reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is responsible for all aspects of academic life within the College, including teaching, research, personnel matters, and budgets; serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of CHSSA, overseeing all operational, fiscal, and strategic matters of the College; develops and maintains the highest standards for academic excellence and accomplishment, and serves as the spokesperson of the College to external partners.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, innovative visionary who values all CHSSA programs, students, faculty, and staff and celebrates their successes. Candidates with significant academic leadership success are welcome to apply. A terminal degree in a CHSSA field is required and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.

A complete Position Profile may be found at the link above. For additional information on CHSSA, please click here.  

Nominations and Applications

To ensure full consideration by the CHSSA Dean Search Committee, applicants should apply by December 1, 2023. The search will continue until a new Dean is appointed.

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A detailed letter of interest that addresses key elements of the profile,
  • A curriculum vitae, and
  • The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references (none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the candidate).

All application materials should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system at: Texas A&M University-Commerce-CHSSA. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to TAMUC-chssa@agbsearch.com.

Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:

Richard Wueste, J.D., Senior Executive Search Consultant
richard.wueste@agbsearch.com / (540)-431-5131

A&M-Commerce extends equal employment opportunities to all people, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/disability employer.