Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Curriculum Matters & Faculty Development

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Apr 06, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10280

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Associate Dean administers one or more key College programs.  He/she develops, implements, and assesses programs and services to produce high-quality results and meet strategic goals.  He/she also coordinates activities among different units, and with areas outside the College, and may oversee staff, budget, operations, and facilities.


Associate Dean




Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Curriculum Matters & Faculty Development is a senior member of the Provost's leadership team and directs a broad range of academic matters.  Working in the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA), the Associate Dean, under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of all of the college's curricular initiatives, faculty development programs, and activities, and serves as a member of the Office of Academic Affairs team providing management, counsel, and feedback on policy and administrative issues.

Responsibilities include the following:
- Plans, administers, and oversees registration and course enrollment, in collaboration with the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.
- Serves as a liaison to the University on Pathways and related General Education matters.
- Leads departmental efforts in preparing for external review and accreditation.
- Works collaboratively with Committee on Professional Development and Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology Leadership Council in the development of college-wide annual plan for faculty development.
- Oversees the submission of schedules of all academic department processes with department chairs including schedules for departmental meetings, faculty office hours, etc.
- Represents OAA on the College-wide Curriculum Committee.
- Coordinates and prepares curricular items for submission to the CUNYOAA and Board of Trustees.
- Develops and implements new associate degree programs, certificates, and courses, working closely and collaboratively with Academic Affairs executives and Departmental Chairs.
- Serves as liaison to faculty leaders and academic program directors to maintain the integrity of the OAA and to ensure staff-to-staff cooperation between OAA and diverse offices and divisions.
- Coordinates day-to-day communications with faculty and works to resolve faculty concerns and issues.
- Oversees faculty development initiatives and orientations for new full-time faculty as well as for adjunct faculty, including collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning and Technology.
- Resolves issues related to faculty and student complaints.
- Develops and manages special academic programs and initiatives, and provides grant-related support.
- Works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, department chairs, and coordinators on course and program reviews and assessment.
- Serves as a member of the Provost's leadership team and the President's Executive Council.
- Represents the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at College, CUNY, and other external programs and social events, as needed.
- Assumes other related duties assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.  All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.  Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.


- Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills and an ability to work in a multicultural environment
- Demonstrated collegial style of leadership that will support and retain faculty and staff in their efforts to provide an excellent academic environment
- Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience with a record of increasing responsibility in higher education, preferably at a community college
- Familiarity with City and State Department of Education regulations and the CUNY student information systems including CUNYfirst preferred
- Availability to work evening and weekend hours
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: "Employment", "Search for job listings", Job ID # 10280. 

Please attach resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Please upload all documents as one file. Please do not include any other documentation.




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