Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Staten Island – The City University of New York
The College of Staten Island (CSI), a senior College of The City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for the position of Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. The College, located in the fastest growing borough of New York City, is situated on 204 acres of wooded grounds with nineteen buildings constructed in the Georgian style. It is a comprehensive liberal arts and technology institution with a commuter student population. Dormitories are under construction and are expected to open in Fall 2013. Free shuttle service is offered from the Staten Island Ferry to the CSI Campus. CSI is also home to the CUNY High Performance Computing Center and outstanding computational assets are available for research purposes, including a broad portfolio of statistical tools and social science data resources.
As head of one of the College's academic divisions, the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost and is a member of the Provost's Council. The Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences has responsibility for the academic standards of the division as a whole and specifically for the personnel, curriculum, and budgets of eight liberal arts departments (English, History, Media Culture, Modern Languages, Performing & Creative Arts, Political Science, Economics & Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology & Social Work). Additional responsibilities include six interdisciplinary centers (International Studies, Women's Studies, American Studies, African-American Studies, Core 100 and Science, and Letters & Society) along with oversight of the CUNY Language Immersion Program and joint oversight of the Black Male Initiative, the Verrazano School, and the First Program.
The Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences has responsibility for supervision of faculty recruitment, appointment, reappointment, tenure and promotion, including the implementation of College affirmative action policies; maintenance of the range, depth, and quality of divisional undergraduate and graduate programs, curricula, courses and their evaluation; coordination of grant activity and faculty development; divisional long-range planning and short-range implementation; and the allocation of budgets among departments. The Dean also works collaboratively with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement on fundraising projects in support of the College and divisional programs.
The Dean is responsible for maintaining standards for student learning and ensuring a culture of well-articulated student learning outcomes and assessment of those outcomes and works collaboratively with the Dean of Science and Technology to foster support and recognition of faculty scholarship, to develop interdisciplinary centers designed to enhance faculty scholarship, to build sound graduate programs, and to develop opportunities for external funding.
This 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 by the College as follows: an earned doctorate (or equivalent) in a discipline represented in the division, a demonstrated record of distinction in college teaching and scholarship at a level appropriate for tenure at the professor level, and experience in higher education leadership at the level of department chair or above. The search committee will be particularly interested in candidates with a proven ability to oversee fiscal and physical resources, experience with fundraising, and who possess superior communication and organizational skills, as well as a personal and professional commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action goals.Compensation is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please go to www.cuny.edu; select "Employment", "Search Job Listings," "More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs," then enter the Job ID# in the "Job Opening ID" field. Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter including a statement of administrative philosophy, one writing sample from your area of scholarly expertise, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least five references.Closing date for this position is March 29, 2013.
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.