Commandant of Cadets and Dean of Leadership and Military College

Job Title

Commandant of Cadets and Dean of Leadership and Military CollegeAgency

Tarleton State UniversityDepartment

Academic AdministrationProposed Minimum Salary

CommensurateJob Location

Stephenville, TexasJob Type

StaffJob Description

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Reporting to the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Administration, the Commandant of Cadets and Dean of the Leadership and Military College is responsible for establishing policy governing the operation of the Corps of Cadets. As Dean, the Commandant has supervisory, coordination, and liaison responsibilities for the Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs through the departments of Military Science and Aerospace Studies and the Marine Platoon Leadership Course, and the Department of Leadership Studies.  The Commandant of Cadets and Dean coordinates with the Office of Veteran Services to facilitate support for cadets.  The Commandant of Cadets and Dean supervises staff and coordinates all Corps-related activities and supervises the daily operations of the Corps and coordinates Corps of Cadets policies and procedures with the Vice President for Student Affairs to ensure compliance with Student Rules.  The Commandant of Cadets and Dean is charged with leading, coordinating, and executing a strategic vision for the Leadership and Military College and collaborates with the deans and faculty of the academic colleges and staff members in Divisions across the institution to achieve the University’s goals and objectives. 


80% Administrative component:

(20%) Provide leadership and strategic planning for all departments/offices and personnel within the Leadership and Military College.

(15%) Plan and implement student success and retention initiatives for students within the Leadership and Military College, working with academic colleges, departments, and faculty and staff members across campus; and participate in and contribute to system and state Student success and retention initiatives where applicable.

(10%) Serve as ROTC/PLC Liaison with respect to the development and awarding of financial scholarship opportunities; facilities and logistics support; recruitment and retention efforts; and coordination with Institutional Advancement, Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs representatives. 

(10%) Plan and implement program goals and performance reporting; this includes but is not limited to a robust cadet accountability system; the Mission Ready TEXAN program; the cadet awards program; and the cadet fitness trainer GA program.

(10%) Provide oversight to the Leadership and Military College’s training and discipline programs.

(10%) Actively seek and obtain competitive external funding to support the Leadership and Military College programs and initiatives.

(5%) Other duties as assigned.

20% Teaching:

Teach one course in each of the fall and spring terms. Develop, implement, and review effective teaching /learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology, and other pedagogical tools. Remain current in the discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of required student knowledge and skills. Develop a system of ongoing evaluation for both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency with identified learning outcomes.

 Education and Experience:

Required:  Commissioned Officer status at 0-6 grade or above and a Master’s degree in applicable field and/or graduation from Senior Service School, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ten years of related experience.

Preferred: Commissioned Officer status at 0-7 grade or above and a doctoral degree in applicable field and/or graduation from Senior Service School, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Twenty years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of promoting gender and racial equality in a military setting.

 Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to build awareness of and appreciation for diversity and foster a climate of inclusion. Effective verbal and written communication skills.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

About Us

Tarleton’s Vision

Tarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.

About Tarleton State University

Tarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.

Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.

Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.

The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.

Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact 254-968-9128.

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