The Sage Colleges seeks a creative, collegial administrator to lead a highly motivated faculty in expanding the vision of a 21st Century college for women, building on the college’s academic strengths and its enrollment through innovative curriculum development and active involvement in the recruitment and retention of students and faculty. The dean must be a strong advocate of education for women in the single-sex environment and able to speak knowledgeably and persuasively about its advantages to both internal and external audiences. A start date of Fall 2012 is desired.
The successful candidate will hold academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the rank of Professor to one of the College’s existing academic programs and will have a demonstrated record of innovation and exemplary leadership in the areas of new and evolving pedagogies, civic engagement, global and diverse educational programming, and undergraduate research. A commitment to the Boyer model of scholarship is a pre-requisite for this position, as is a commitment to the use of technology in the classroom. Previous experience as a dean, associate dean or department chair is highly desired.
This position requires a leadership style that exhibits creativity, flexibility, collegiality, and a support for shared governance. Additional expectations of this position include maintaining an active presence in the internal and external communities, assisting the Office of Institutional Advancement in seeking external funding, and working collaboratively with the Office of Student Life to ensure a culturally and intellectually enriching student-centered environment.
Russell Sage College was founded in 1916 as an undergraduate college for women seeking to combine the liberal arts with professional skills. The College’s students have the advantage of a small university environment where they can build on the liberal arts base to create interdisciplinary professional, academic, and research career tracks.
In addition to Russell Sage College, The Sage Colleges, located in the Tech Valley Region of New York State, comprise the coeducational Sage College of Albany and three graduate schools: Management, the Esteves School of Education and Health Sciences.
The Capital District of New York State, cradled between the beautiful Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, has a rich cultural and educational environment as well as endless outdoor recreation year round. Boston, Montreal and New York City are within easy access. A complete view of the institution is available at: www.sage.edu 
Salary dependent on qualifications and experience; generous benefits package includes tuition waiver for employee and dependents. Members of underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
Applications received by Dec. 15, 2012, will receive priority consideration. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references to:
Dean: Russell Sage College (RSC)
Status: Full-time administrator with faculty rank
Reports to: Provost
The Dean is a member of the faculty with academic rank and plays a leadership role within the Sage community. She/he is an ex officio member of the Faculty Development Committee and the College’s Curriculum Committee, and attends meetings of the Program Review Committee when RSC programs are being reviewed. The Dean also teaches one course per year.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Serves as the chief academic officer of RSC.
• Works closely with the Deans of Schools and Colleges as part of the central team for academic planning.
• Ensures for students an effective First Year Experience and a general education program of high quality, including Honors, Founders, and WORLD.
• Leads the department chairs in the development of attractive, contemporary major programs.
• Oversees RSC course scheduling, in collaboration with the other Deans and the Provost.
• Appoints and participates in the evaluation of department chairs, leaders of major programs, and full-time and part-time faculty teaching courses at RSC.
• Encourages co-curricular experiences and coordinates closely with the Deans of Students and other Student Life administrators.
• Directs RSC retention planning and implementation efforts, including supervising the office of Academic Support Services to ensure effective service to students.
• Works with the RSC Office of Admissions to recruit qualified students in numbers sufficient for continued growth.
• Plans and presides at RSC Founder’s Convocation and Baccalaureate.
• Represents the College for Women to internal and external audiences, including alumnae and community organizations.
• Oversees TSC Centers of Inquiry, including, the Allies Center for the Study of Difference and Conflict and Helen Upton Center for Women’s Studies.
• Performs other duties as directed by the Provost.
Qualifications: Must have an earned, terminal degree.