Associate Dean - College of Arts and Sciences

Quinnipiac University College of Arts and Sciences seeks an Associate Dean with experience in and a commitment to leadership in undergraduate education to join our vibrant community. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Associate Dean will work closely with faculty, administrators and students overseeing initiatives that support and enhance the undergraduate program while contributing to strategic planning in the College and managing various administrative tasks.


This is a 12 month appointment that will begin in July 2018.


About the College of Arts and Sciences:


The breadth of programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences provides the traditional strengths of a liberal arts education, with a focus on cultivating the intellectual and practical skills that students need for their personal and professional lives. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, English, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish language and literature, and theater.


In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors, a MS in Molecular and Cell Biology and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English History, Math and Spanish.


About Quinnipiac University:


Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit



  • Serve as CAS liaison with the Registrar’s Office in matters of registration, scheduling and classroom assignment
  • Manage enrollments for all registration periods, and provide support for orientation and advising
  • Manage data collection and reporting for the Dean’s Office regarding enrollments, registrations and projections for new programs
  • Advise Dean’s Office on part time and full time staffing needs
  • Handle a share of student/parent issues
  • Manage work-study assignments
  • Contribute to the administration of the College of Arts and Sciences through participation in deans’ meetings, chairs’ meetings and other committees and projects as determined by the Dean
  • Teach one course per semester in an appropriate Arts & Sciences discipline, or in the UC capstone or “I” courses for CAS students
  • Contribute to the appropriate mentoring and support of new faculty and staff
  • Oversee work study processes
  • Manage administration of student evaluations each academic period
  • Planner/Advisor for the Liberal Studies major and degree
  • Develop/promote Experiential Learning opportunities
  • Perform other Duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Ad Hoc Committees as assigned by the Dean
  • Represent the College on University Committees, CAS standing committees (CPC) and represent the Dean’s Office on Ad Hoc Committees
  • Contribute to supervision and coordination of Administrative Assistants

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Ph.D. in an Arts & Sciences discipline, or other appropriate terminal degree (MFA, JD, etc.)
  • Ability to envision and execute improvement of appropriate College processes and functions; support for agreed-upon change in College strategic vision and operation; strong ethical commitment;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Experience in higher education leadership and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Demonstrated commitment to students and academic achievement
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative and effective leadership style

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.



Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter, an Administrative Philosophy Statement that addresses the mission and constituencies of the College of Arts and Sciences current CV (including details of teaching experience and research achievements), and sample teaching evaluations, names and contact information of three references on the application form (reference letters will only be required if selected for an interview).


Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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