Residential College Dean

New Haven, Connecticut
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Dec 18, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose: 

Every undergraduate student at Yale is assigned to one of fourteen distinctive and vibrant living communities called residential colleges. Every college houses a Head and a Dean who share responsibility for the operation of the college. The residential college dean partners with the head of the college in fostering a community in the residential college that is welcoming, inclusive, and diverse. In addition to setting the tone for the entire community through their leadership, they also provide guidance and mentorship to individual students of all backgrounds.

Residential College Deans provide academic and personal counseling to undergraduates; administer and participate in residential college functions, including housing and extracurricular activities; serve on Yale College committees; and teach one or two courses per year. The Dean resides in an apartment within the college, has an office in the college and receives a meal plan in the college dining hall. Living quarters will be suitable for families, if applicable. The dean must have an advanced degree and be qualified to teach courses in Yale College. The Residential College Dean is appointed for a three-year term which may be renewed given a favorable review at the end of the second year.

Yale College is collecting applications in the event that a Residential College Dean position becomes vacant, additional information will be forthcoming on which residential college the opportunity will reside in should the opening become available.

Required Education and Experience: 

Master’s degree and qualified to teach in Yale College and experience in working with undergraduates, especially in a teaching or advising role or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Skilled in working with undergraduates, especially in a teaching or advising role.
  • Qualified to teach courses in Yale College.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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