Position Description and Duties
Dean, reporting to senior executive management, oversees a school, division,
academic program and/or function to enhance its profile, visibility, and
effectiveness. He/she develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises
management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and
administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. He/she fosters
a high-quality environment of academic teaching, research, and intellectual
achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside the
College as a strong advocate.
City College of New York announces its search for a Dean to lead the Division
of Science. This position will report to the Provost.
Long the flagship of the City University of New York, The City College is a
research institution which enrolls more than 15,500 students and operates in
the context of the largest urban public comprehensive university in the nation.
With this appointment, the recently appointed President and Provost are
creating a leadership team that will build on the college's storied history and
current strengths to ensure for its remarkably diverse students a scholarly
environment that serves as a pathway to advanced education and a foundation for
their contributions as leaders in a global society.
The City College is an institution of distinctive strengths: its faculty is
distinguished for its scholarship and for its commitment to teaching excellence
in both the liberal arts and sciences and in the professional schools. The
beautiful campus is expanding to develop new buildings focused on the sciences
and the arts. The student body is burgeoning at both undergraduate and graduate
levels, with ever-better prepared entrants.
As the chief academic officer for the division, the Dean will set the standard
for intellectual engagement and accomplishment, provide strategic vision and
operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly programs,
and create an environment and community that support the division's faculty and
students. In particular, the Dean will assure that the division continues to
serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality and
effectiveness, promoting excellence as well as diversity in undergraduate and
graduate degree programs. In concert with the faculty, the Dean will be
responsible for student and faculty recruitment, retention, and diversity.
Supporting the division's research mission, the Dean will promote opportunities
to advance the scholarly activities of the faculty and - when appropriate - work
to establish new programs, including the opportunities that interdisciplinary
approaches afford through partnerships with other academic units both within
and outside the College.
The Dean will serve as the principal steward for the division's resources -
faculty, staff, and students - and will oversee the division's budget and
facilities. With responsibility for the division's share of the College's
campaign, the Dean will work closely with the Office of the Vice President for
Institutional Advancement and will take a leading role in attracting external
funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations and interested donors
to support the division's mission. The Dean will represent the division
broadly, serving as emissary and advocate to both internal and external
Reporting to the Provost and chief academic officer, the Dean will work
collaboratively with the President, Vice Presidents and department chairs at
City College and with counterparts across the City University of New York. In
particular, the Dean will work closely with the other City College Deans to
forge positive relationships and pursue common interests in support of the
College's institutional priorities.
offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents
based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and
Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or
semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits
are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
Qualifications and Requirements
position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive
positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related
experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.
College seeks distinguished and accomplished scholars and teachers, committed
to the success of its students, with the leadership experience and talents to
define, with the faculty, the future of the institution.
The successful candidate will be an energetic, self-assured academic leader of
stature, able to inspire the faculty and students with a sense of pride and
purpose and infuse the division and its programs with the highest quality. The
candidate will possess a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and an
outstanding record of teaching, research, and service that will warrant
appointment as full professor, and have significant senior-level experience in
managing complex programs.
In addition, the candidate will possess:
- the ability, in conjunction with the faculty and the division's other
administrative leaders, to articulate and build consensus for a vision for the
division and to develop and realize a plan to achieve it;
- the ability to provide creative and distinctive academic leadership to the division
programs, exercising extraordinary academic judgment, and continually seeking
opportunities to advance academic excellence;
- a commitment to supporting and cultivating a distinguished, accomplished and
faculty, and the experience to do so;
- deep respect for and engagement with students, coupled with a commitment to
attract the strongest of them, preserving and extending their diversity at both
- clear appreciation for and demonstrated commitment to gender equity among
faculty and students;
- the intellectual leadership and curiosity to provide guidance to a robust
- the willingness to oversee, with the faculty, curriculum development of the
to monitor its delivery to students at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
- a demonstrated commitment to cross-disciplinary programs;
- the ability to lead sophisticated and effective development and fund raising
- the ability to articulate the division's vision, goals, accomplishments and
needs to a broad range of external constituencies, including alumni, academic,
cultural and social
institutions, and the business and industrial communities;
- experience in managing growth and change, resolving conflict, and building
demonstrating a willingness to seize opportunities, while assuming
- strong management and organizational skills; and
- a strong record of college or university leadership and the ability to serve
as an advocate
for the division in the College and University context.