Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Alfred, NY
Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Management

Department: School of Arts & Sciences

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Sep 21, '17

Type: Full-time

Job Description:

Dean of Arts and Sciences

The Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, who reports directly to the Provost, is responsible for leading over 70 faculty and staff. The school, with an annual budget of about $3 million dollars, includes six departments (Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, English and Humanities, Mathematics/Physics, Physical and Life Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Nursing) offering 25 programs at both the Associates and Bachelor's degree level. The Dean serves on the President's Council, Dean's Council and Academic Affairs Collaboration Team.

The Dean:



  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and facilitates implementation of the strategic plan, aligning school goals and mission with institutional priorities.
  • Provides support for the recruitment, development and retention of the faculty, staff, and students of the school.
  • Advocates for the school within the college.
  • Guides and supports departments as they develop and expand associate and baccalaureate programs.
  • Expands and improves the school's technological facilities, the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, and health related programs.
  • Represents the school within SUNY and with regional and national accrediting agencies.
  • Promotes the development and implementation of the college's general education curriculum consistent with SUNY and MSCHE Guidelines.
  • Expands opportunities for students to study abroad and international students to study at Alfred State.
  • Is responsible for external fund raising and grant writing in coordination with the office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness.
  • Works with departments outside of the school to coordinate the integration of liberal arts into technology-based programs.
  • Embodies Alfred State's core values and is committed to creating an environment where Alfred State principles of community are the model for student and faculty interaction.
  • Evaluates non-tenured faculty and staff.
  • Manages fiscal resources of the school and contributes to discussions relative to the college budget to best serve students.








  • An earned doctorate degree and at least one graduate degree in a discipline that is represented within the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • A distinguished record of teaching with college and university service appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor in a department within the school.
  • At least a five year record of increasing responsibility and success as a leader and manager in higher education administration, with preference to those who have served as a department chair.
  • Demonstrated experience in both budget management and securing external funding.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
  • A record of collaborative leadership working among different disciplines and departments.
  • A record of success in student recruitment and retention.
  • A record of supporting faculty and staff professional development.





  • Demonstrated commitment to community involvement and service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared faculty governance.
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a culture of student-centeredness.




Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload a letter of interest and CV.





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