Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Alfred, Allegany County
Mar 11, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the western Southern Tier of New York State, Alfred State College has a long tradition of attracting the finest faculty and staff and offers outstanding educational opportunities in more than 70 programs. Project-based learning is a cornerstone of our Alfred State culture. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think.


Job Description:

The Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, who reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, is responsible for leading over 70 faculty and staff. The school, with an annual budget of about $3 million dollars, includes six departments (Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, English and Humanities, Mathematics/Physics, Physical and Life Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Student Success Center) offering 16 programs to students in Arts & Sciences.  The Dean:

  1. Provides leadership in strategic planning and implementing a mission to assure that the school is an academic leader in the region and the nation.
  2. Provides support for the recruitment, development and retention of the faculty, staff, and students of the school.
  3. Advocates for the school within the College, and with donors, funding agencies and alumni.
  4. Guides and supports departments as they develop and expand associate and baccalaureate programs.
  5. Expands and improves the School’s technological facilities, the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, and student support services.
  6. Represents the school within SUNY and with regional and national accrediting agencies.
  7. Promotes the development and implementation of the College’s general education curriculum consistent with SUNY Guidelines.
  8. Leads the school in external fund raising and grant writing in coordination with the office of Institutional Advancement.
  9. Works with departments outside of the school to coordinate the integration of liberal arts into technology-based programs.




  • A graduate degree in a discipline that is part of the School of Arts and Sciences, with an earned doctorate.
  • A distinguished record of teaching with College and community service appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor in a department within the School.
  • At least a five year record of increasing responsibility and success as a leader and manager in higher education administration, with preference to those who have served as a department chair.
  • Demonstrated experience in both budget management and securing external funding.
  • A record of collaborative leadership working among different disciplines and departments.
  • A proven record of success in student recruitment and retention.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social equity and cultural diversity.
  • A record of supporting faculty and staff professional development.
  • A demonstrated commitment to shared faculty governance.
  • A commitment to maintaining a culture of student-centeredness.


Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.


Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must provide a CV and letter of interest when applying.