Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, NYUSPS

New York University School of Professional Studies
New York City, New York
Sep 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs
and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor
NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS)

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) is seeking an Associate Dean to lead the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs which supports the School’s academic mission and curriculum and the stewardship of academic programs and support services. Its mission is to provide the resources and structure for a high quality educational experience for NYUSPS students and to support faculty colleagues in their implementation of curriculum, their scholarly and professional development, and faculty governance.
This is a non-tenure track faculty position (rank TBD, discipline open) with an administrative appointment as associate dean reporting directly to the NYUSPS Dean. The Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs teaches one course a semester (Fall/Spring) as a faculty member in one of the divisions/centers of NYUSPS. The Associate Dean supervises a director and other staff in the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs.
Reporting to the NYUSPS Dean, the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs supports the School’s academic mission by providing leadership and oversight to the Office to support the development, growth, and maintenance of high-quality educational programs. The Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs offers guidance and assistance with accreditation-related activities, degree program and curricular matters (including non-credit), and other efforts to improve students’ educational experience and success. The Office oversees the coordination of NYUSPS assessment and learning outcomes initiatives and ensures the compliance of programs with accreditation requirements.

The Associate Dean promotes faculty growth and success by collaborating with the leadership of the Center for Academic Excellence and Support to offer faculty workshops, ongoing faculty development activities, and opportunities for support for research and other educational initiatives. The Office also provides oversight and administrative support to ensure that university and School procedures pertaining to appointment and re-appointment of clinical and adjunct faculty, periodic and ongoing evaluation, and promotion, are followed.
The Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs oversees policies and procedures bearing on faculty roles and responsibilities. In addition, they serve as an advocate for clinical and adjunct faculty, work to resolve conflicts and grievances, and adjudicate on faculty-related matters. They work collaboratively with school and divisional leadership, such as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty Council, and faculty committees on a variety of projects. The Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs serves on the Dean’s Leadership Team and advises and consults with a number of academic and administrative units at the School in support of faculty in their roles.  Additionally, the Associate Dean is a key contributor to, and well-versed in, the application of the collective bargaining agreement for adjunct faculty.
The Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs works closely with the School’s Academic Directors to maintain a venue for communication, feedback, understanding, and troubleshooting about the nature and implementation of School academic policies. They also may serve as the Dean’s representative in work with the School’s Faculty Council. They also support the Dean and the Faculty Council in advising on the charges for the School's faculty standing committees and serve as a resource to the committees in their service to SPS. 

  • Doctorate or other terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum of seven years as a full-time faculty member at an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of seven years as an academic administrator with extensive experience in:
  • Supervising faculty
  • Faculty mentoring and development
  • Curriculum development
  • Developing and administering academic policy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Strong leadership skills that promote dedication, creativity, innovation and growth 
  • Knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure and operations of the various types and levels of higher education 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community 
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures 
  • Skill in designing educational programs and partnerships 
  • Employee development and performance management skills 
  • Ability to speak effectively to faculty, staff and other stakeholders


  • Evidence of academic and/or applied research
  • Experience working with a faculty collective bargaining agreement
  • Interest or experience in experiential learning initiatives
  • Interest or experience in online or distance learning

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