Associate Dean, Undergraduate Division St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is part of St. John’s University. The Undergraduate Division seeks applicants for an Associate Dean position on the Queens campus to oversee the day-to-day management of the office, including supervision of assistant deans and staff, and monitoring of undergraduate programs (enrollment, retention, persistence, graduation, and placement). Responsibilities include coordinating program assessment for all undergraduate programs on the Queens and Staten Island campuses; assisting the Dean with teaching observations and with reviews of applications for teaching reductions and research leaves; and with special projects. The Associate Dean works closely with department chairpersons, program directors, and the College’s other associate deans on issues pertaining to course scheduling, development of new courses, and development of new academic programs. In addition, the Associate Dean serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council, the Liberal Arts Faculty Council, and represents the Undergraduate Division at Enrollment Management and planning unit sessions when necessary. The Associate Dean is expected to maintain an active program of research and scholarship in his or her field.
Eligible candidates will possess a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a liberal arts and sciences discipline and be eligible for appointment as an associate or full professor in one of the College’s departments. The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship; a commitment to the Mission of the University; excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; an attention to detail; a commitment to diversity; and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, faculty, administrators, and staff. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience implementing high-impact educational practices; experience working across units to implement student success initiatives aimed at improving retention, persistence, graduation, and academic performance; and experience in faculty development aimed at improved pedagogy. Experience working within a collective bargaining environment is desirable and some administrative experience is preferred but not required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references on or before March 1, 2019 to receive full consideration. This position has a start date of July 1, 2019.
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.