Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University

The Opportunity


Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, is seeking applicants for the position of Dean of the College of Health Sciences. The new dean serves as the chief academic and administrative leader for the College. The dean reports directly to the provost and senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves on the Provost’s Leadership Team and Dean’s Council. The Dean of the College of Health Sciences must demonstrate strategic and visionary leadership, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a commitment to the mission of the College and University. The dean must demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, including professional development of students and faculty members, and be a strong and energetic advocate for the College and the University. The ideal candidate will have a record of responding effectively to the rapidly changing demands on colleges and higher education, and a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social and racial justice. It is anticipated that the selected candidate will assume these responsibilities no later than July 1, 2022.


A complete Leadership Profile may be found at:


Nominations and Applications


All nominations, inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence. The Search Committee will begin a review of applications mid-January and continue its work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 24, 2022 and must include:


  • A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the qualifications/desired attributes and priorities expressed in the position profile;
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé;
  • Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).


Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:


The search is being assisted by:


Oscar C. Page, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (903) 870-8303


Thomas Kowalik, Ed.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (607) 759-5285


Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Posted: 12/01/2021