Associate Provost / Dean of Undergraduate Studies

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jul 03, 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: 9042

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Dean, reporting to senior executive management, oversees a school, division, academic program and/or function to enhance its profile, visibility, and effectiveness.  He/she develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities.  He/she fosters a high-quality environment of academic teaching, research, and intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside the College as a strong advocate.







John Jay College of Criminal Justice seeks a highly skilled and innovative Associate Provost/Dean of Undergraduate Studies.  The new dean will be a professional with exceptional strategic and collaborative leadership skills for this position.  Reporting directly to the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and working closely with the academic unit chairs, student life staff, and the other members of the Provost's leadership team, the Dean will foster a high-quality academic environment, designed to promote undergraduate student success. 

Set in the heart of New York City, John Jay offers students a liberal arts curriculum that balances the sciences, humanities, and the arts with professional studies. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the college is unique in its mission, preparing students to build and sustain just societies by using their talents to make a difference for themselves and others.  John Jay is now poised to assume a more strategic approach to undergraduate education and the new dean will help enhance the profile, visibility, and effectiveness of the college.

Today, John Jay is a thriving urban, multicultural institution and a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY).  John Jay attracts motivated students of proven achievement who have the intellectual acuity, moral commitment, and professional competence to become fierce advocates for justice in their communities, across the nation, and throughout the world.  Their ability and drive, along with the strong, productive, and influential faculty for which John Jay is known, have established the college's national and international reputation for excellence in justice and public service education.

As a key senior administrator, the Dean will develop long and short range plans, and exercise management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, including staffing, budgets, and facilities.  Working collaboratively with other campus leaders, the successful candidate will facilitate the academic success of the college's 13,000 undergraduates through oversight of the undergraduate curriculum, provision of direct service to students, and development and management of programmatic initiatives.


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.


The successful candidate should have a record of college teaching and research that warrants tenure as a full professor in an academic department, at least five years of experience in program development and leadership on the undergraduate level, and a deep knowledge of best practices in undergraduate education.  The College seeks a results-oriented, self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills, an appreciation for the principle and practice of shared governance, and excellent communication skills.  Most important is the ability to communicate effectively and to work in a multi-cultural urban environment.  A doctorate or comparable terminal degree is required as are eight years of related experience.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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.



Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Position Specification, and the names and contact information of five references.  References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.  To apply, please go to  Once you have registered or logged in with your user name and password, upload your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of five professional references as one document.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and questions concerning this search may be directed to: Mercedes C. Vance of Witt/Kieffer at 207-219-8258,



September 30, 2014 (search extended). Review of resumes to begin July 7, 2014.


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