Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

New York City, New York
Feb 02, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean Search

New York University, College of Arts & Science

New York University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts & Science (CAS). The College is a national leader in reinventing a liberal arts education for the 21st century, emphasizing a core curriculum along with deep disciplinary study, student inquiry and research. CAS offers unique opportunities for international and pre-professional study, and makes use of New York City as a site for learning, internships, and service.

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City, the College of Arts and Science (CAS) is housed within the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS), the curricular and intellectual core, and the largest academic unit of the University. CAS currently enrolls 7,030 undergraduate students and provides an undergraduate liberal arts education through its Core Curriculum; the school’s 30 departments offer 66 majors, a host of accelerated Bachelor’s-Master’s and pre-professional programs, and 60 minors. Students many enroll in courses at NYU’s 13 global academic centers, including the two portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai; they may also choose 40 cross-school minors at other schools within NYU.

The Dean of CAS reports to the President and Provost of NYU and has a critical institutional leadership role as a member of the President’s Senior Leadership Team. The CAS Dean is also a member of the FAS cabinet, which is chaired by the Dean of FAS and includes the Divisional Deans of science, humanities, and social sciences, the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, and the Dean of Liberal Studies.

The CAS Dean will guide all undergraduate-level aspects of CAS departments and programs. The Dean will provide innovative vision and leadership for setting academic standards and policies, for allocating resources including financial aid, and for developing academic programs. This Dean's responsibilities also include collaboration with other NYU schools in New York, the global academic centers, and the portal campuses.

The successful candidate in the search will present a distinguished record of achievement in research, education, and administration. She or he will demonstrate impeccable academic judgment, will have proven experience in nurturing campus climate and in fostering diversity in all its forms, will possess excellent interpersonal skills, will have a track record in fund-raising, and will be a wise and strategic steward of resources. Ideal candidates will be energetic, collaborative citizens of the University, will leverage the strengths of other academic units in joint endeavors, and will be passionate, caring advocates for undergraduate students and their education across a broad range of intellectual and creative disciplines.

The new Dean is expected to be in place by autumn 2017. Inquiries and nominations to the chair of the search committee may be made to New York University has engaged Park Square, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. Nominations and applications, including a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, should be submitted in confidence to The Search committee will begin reviewing applications and nominations immediately.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. NYU seeks scholars and experienced administrators of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender identity and sexual orientation, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. 

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