Assistant, Associate or Full Professor/Head of the Clarkson School

Potsdam, NY
Oct 09, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Job TitleAssistant, Associate or Full Professor/Head of the Clarkson SchoolPosting NumberFac 2014000746FLSAExemptLevelFull-time/ Part-timeFull-timeIs this a temporary Position?NoJob Description Summary


The Head of the Clarkson School will bring to a collaborative leadership team their vision for early college experiences and academic opportunities that will enhance the Clarkson School experience. As Clarkson enters its next phase of evolution, the Clarkson School’s mission and role is expected to play a strong role in broadening access and opportunity. Through its unique cohort-focused academic programs and dynamic co-curricular learning, the Head of School will sustain the current momentum of the School’s program initiatives and stabilize the organization in preparation for the next phase of growth. The Head of School is expected to advance new early college learning experiences that will distinguish the Clarkson School now and into the future. As Clarkson School evolves the Head of School will ensure alignment of policies and procedures with those of Clarkson University’s traditional residential student experience as well as with best practices in early college programming. Due to the nature of the Clarkson School the Head of School must be available outside of normal business hours to facilitate programming as well as meet the needs of residential students.

  • 60% – Leads a comprehensive Early College strategies to include setting goals and monitoring of metrics in collaboration with Clarkson University stakeholders; broadens the reach and scope of early college education at Clarkson; supports existing and new early College pipeline programs (e.g., Horizons, Impetus) and services; advances a vision for the growth and evolution of the Clarkson School; develops programs that advantages the Clarkson Experience integrating curricular and co-curricular learning. Provides leadership and oversight to Clarkson School staff; supports and advances recruitment and yield programming; and provides council to executive leadership on opportunities
    in early college programming. Works collaboratively with Advancement office to secure philanthropic support for programs and operations.
  • 25% – Directs and supports the creation and communication strategies for the Clarkson School, assists in recruitment and yield of prospective and admitted students utilizing tools such Slate and various forms of commination for outreach and retention; monitors metrics of operational and mission success to gauge the effectiveness and success of recruiting, yield, and academic efforts; develops long and short-range goals to strategically align the school with overall goals of the university; develops and manages the School’s operating and personnel budgets; evaluates and aligns policies and practices with university policies/practices and early college programming best practices.
  • 15% – Monitors operational compliance with policies and regulations including University, New York State, and Federal associated with early college residential programming; performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory/Leadership Duties:
The Head of the Clarkson School reports to the Provost and serves as a member of the academic leadership at Clarkson University. The Head directly supervises the Associate Head of School and indirectly supervises the Administrative Assistant shared with the Clarkson School enrollment management team in Student Affairs. The Head of School also indirectly supervises Associate Director for Student and Alumni Relations for the Clarkson School who directly reports to the Dean of Students.

Health & Safety:
All staff has a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of
themselves, others, and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions.
All staff is therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Terminal Degree in field of expertise.

Essential Skills:

  • Must have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Must have experience working with early college students as well as first year college students
  • Comfortable supporting student achievement across a breadth of disciplines
  • Demonstrate the ability to enhance student achievement through targeted early college learning experiences both curricular and co-curricular
  • Individual teaching effectiveness and developmental capacity in pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment of student learning
  • Creates a culture of excellence on campus and a vibrant and challenging academic experience for Clarkson School students and faculty
  • Be a full-time faculty member at Clarkson University with a strong record of teaching and research, specifically around
    early college age students
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and innovation
  • Must be self-driven, possess ability to communicate to diverse audiences, and lead with passion and purpose
  • Must communicate effectively and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be available to work outside of normal business hours including evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience: Three (3) or more years of experience as a faculty member at Clarkson University.

Physical Demands

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Open Date10/08/2020Close Date11/28/2020Open Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions for this Posting

An equal opportunity /affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • AUPHA Career Listings
    • AOM ListServs
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Clarkson Website
    • Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IM Diversity
    • JTPA
    • LinkedIn
    • New York Job Bank
    • North Country This Week
    • St. Lawrence Plaindealer
    • Veterans Administration
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  2. Do you have faculty and administrative recruitment experience in Higher Education?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Vision Statement
Optional Documents

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