Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

Position Overview

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Texas State University seeks a research-active leader with innovative leadership experience for the position of Dean of the College of Science and Engineering.  Texas State is a Hispanic Serving University located in San Marcos, Texas with a second campus in Round Rock and is dedicated to the continuation of its historic mission of teaching a diverse and often first-generation population of students.  The individual selected as dean will have the opportunity to provide visionary leadership as the University and the College continue to increase in enrollment, degree offerings, and stature, as well as to advance the University’s effort to become a research-intensive institution in pursuit of R1 status.

The College of Science and Engineering is organized into nine academic units: Department of Biology; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Department of Computer Science; Department of Engineering Technology; Department of Mathematics; Department of Physics; Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center; Ingram School of Engineering; and the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program.  More information about the College can be found at:

The Dean, College of Science and Engineering, reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and has responsibility for leadership and oversight for all college matters, including curriculum, instruction, research, sponsored programs, and scholarly activities, service and engagement, resource allocation, shared governance, and academic services, planning and policy.  The next Dean will hold an earned doctoral degree and has a record of intellectual and academic accomplishments sufficient for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor in an academic unit within the College.

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Nominations and Applications

To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by the priority application deadline of February 27, 2023. The search will continue until a new Dean is appointed. 

To apply for the position, candidates are requested to submit the following:

  1. A curriculum vitae,
  2. A letter of interest addressing the leadership opportunities described in the position profile,
  3. Contact information for five professional references (to be contacted at a later date).

Applications (in Word or PDF) should be sent to:

Please direct nominations and all confidential inquiries to:

Dr. Alan N. Crist, Executive Search Consultant, / (608) 695-0217

Dr. Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert, Executive Search Consultant, / (662) 769-1021

Dr. Phoebe Stevenson, Executive Search Consultant, / (202) 255-3162

Texas State University is committed to providing inclusive education and a work environment that offers equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. Texas State, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in faculty and senior administrative positions.

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.