Dean of Academic Affairs

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jul 23, 2014
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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: 11050

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.






Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost (VPAAP), the Dean of Academic Affairs 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) and under the direction of the VPAAP, the Dean plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of curricular initiatives and academic related programs such as those related to academic support, partnerships, and peer mentoring. The Dean will also be expected to develop initiatives around faculty development programs, support and foster faculty research (e.g., grant proposals, publications), and also be responsible for some aspects of faculty evaluations. The Dean represents the college on certain university-wide committees and, serving as a member of the Office of Academic Affairs team, provides management, counsel, and feedback on policy and administrative issues. Helping to maintain effective and quality operation within the Office of Academic Affairs and to ensure staff-to-staff cooperation between OAA and diverse offices and divisions within the college, the Dean will serve as liaison to faculty academic program directors and to those faculty with designated administrative responsibilities in certain areas of expertise.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assist in developing and overseeing faculty development initiatives related to practice and pedagogy.
- Assist in organizing processes of faculty and staff review.
- Work with faculty on reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes; conduct Faculty Annual Evaluations.
- Mentor Junior Faculty in research and scholarship, including SOTL and disciplinary specific scholarship, in terms of preparation of conference proposals, publications, and grant proposals.
- Develop and manage special academic programs and initiatives.
- Oversee development and implementation of an Academic Support structure at the College.
- Oversee the Office of Partnerships and Community Engagement, including the integration of experiential opportunities offered in the programs of study with students' academic and career planning and working with the Office of Partnership and Experiential Learning Faculty to design and assess community days.
- Work with "hybrid" faculty (e.g., faculty hired for their expertise) to schedule and plan activities and supervise support staff.
- Oversee the Peer Mentor Program and coordinate with faculty with related expertise.
- Develop, implement, and oversee summer programs such as Immersion and CUNYSTART.
- Serve as a liaison to the University on Pathways and related General Education matters such as serving as the College's designee on the CUNY Council for Undergraduate Education (CUE).
- Work with Program Coordinators in developing Articulation Agreements with CUNY and non-CUNY colleges/universities.
- Work collaboratively with the Committee on Assessment and Professional Development as well as the Center for College Effectiveness in the development of a college-wide annual plan for faculty development.
- Serve as Academic Integrity Officer and as a member of the Provost's leadership team.
- Coordinate and prepare curricular items for submission to the CUNYOAA and Board of Trustees.
- Serve on Academic Affairs committees and subcommittees.
- Handle appeals of student complaints, if not resolved by all prior processes.
- Represent the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at College, CUNY, and other external programs and social events, as needed.
- Assume other related duties assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.

The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is the City University of New York's newest community college in 40 years. As a small start-up, Guttman Community College (formerly The New Community College) requires flexibility and a broad range of skills and competencies from candidates in every position. Located in midtown Manhattan, Guttman was established with the goal of significantly improving student learning, retention and graduation, by rethinking community college education and practice. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches in order to achieve these goals and to improve student persistence and completion. The centerpiece of Guttman's educational model is an integrated first-year core curriculum that builds the academic, linguistic, and affective skills necessary for success in college and career. Additional features of the model include using New York City as a context for learning in and out of the classroom, the integration of academic and student support services, and the use of ePortfolios. Guttman currently offers five majors: business administration, information technology, human services, liberal arts and sciences, and urban studies, and will offer additional programs in the future. The College admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012. At full capacity, Guttman will enroll 3,000 to 5,000 students.


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 will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies, and professional attributes:
- A record of academic achievement in the discipline meriting appointment as a tenured full Professor
- University teaching experience complemented by a superior research and scholarly record
- A record of proven leadership, with a minimum of 5 years' administrative experience at the level above Department Chair and related to the various goals of the School
- Demonstrated engagement with and success in obtaining federal, state, and private grants; experience in fiscal affairs, faculty and staff development, and promoting university and community relations
- Evidence of a strong commitment to the goals of urban, public higher education serving diverse populations
- Demonstrated experience managing programs
- Experience working successfully across administrative offices


Executive Compensation Plan; competitive and commensurate with qualifications 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.


Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website ( to learn more about the new institution.

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Open until filled with review of applications to begin 8/05/14.


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