Associate Dean, School of Humanities & Leadership


Website Wayland Baptist University

LOCATION: Wayland Baptist University (WBU) – Plainview Campus
ACADEMIC SCHOOL: School of Humanities & Leadership (H&L)

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Associate Dean works under the supervision of the Dean of Humanities and Leadership to teach and serve as secondary administrator for the School. As a faculty member of WBU, this individual will represent the University’s academic and spiritual emphasis to the students, faculty, staff, and the community in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and purpose. This
is a twelve-month position.

1. Prepare and teach a minimum of 18-credit hours/year.
2. Maintain regular office hours, M-F, approximately 8:15-5:00, most days of the workweek, as a part of a 12-month contract.
3. As assigned by the School Dean, administer the daily functions of the School at the main campus, 12 external campuses, and WBUonline.
4. Assist in hiring, supervising, and guiding full-time School faculty, staff, and adjuncts.
5. Assist in recruiting, advising, and retaining School of H&L students by attending scheduled recruitment events and addressing student concerns and appeals.
6. Responsible for scheduling classes and developing course rotations for the School of H&L on the Plainview and WBUonline Campuses.
7. Assist in the preparation and submission of required reports, such as the PBER (Planning, Budgeting, & Effectiveness Report), the annual budget, and the End-of-Year Report.
8. Develop a familiarity with and adhere to university policies and procedures related to academics and the School of H&L.
9. Assist with the collection and review of School of H&L faculty credentials as a part of the EFQ (Evaluation of Faculty Qualifications) process.
10. Attend and participate in required School, Faculty, and University Committees and events.
11. Advise MAE Graduate students and oversee all H&L Graduate admittance.
12. Maintain a high level of confidentiality.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the School Dean and VPAA.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas/Texas Baptist in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.

Education, Certification, and License: An earned doctorate in a discipline associated with the School of Languages & Literature is required.

Experience & Knowledge:
1. Experience in or with teaching, scholarship, and service in higher education.
2. Commitment to Christian higher education, the purposes and philosophy of higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas/Texas Baptists, as well as an appreciation of Wayland’s mission, Christian ideals, and Baptist heritage.
3. Basic understanding and support of diverse approaches to higher education, including traditional residential programs, adult degree-completion programs, online and distance learning programs, and international programs.

Skills & Abilities:
1. Excellent communication skills and flexibility in working with others.
2. Personal qualities of strong Christian faith and integrity, and a general spirit of collegiality.
3. Proficiency in operating personal computers and various software applications such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as a willingness to learn PowerCampus and ImageNow.

Additional Requirements:
1. Endorsement by the Vice President of Academic Affairs
2. Able to pass Background Checks
3. Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report. A credit check will be
conducted to insure this requirement is met.

Wayland Baptist University is a liberal arts university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas/Texas Baptists. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and WBUonline, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad range of academic areas.  Candidates are encouraged to learn more at


Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Employee must be able and willing to travel and teach at external campuses. Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record. Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.

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