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Dean - School of Arts and Sciences

Company: Alfred State
Location: New York
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth.
Job Description:
The Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, who reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, is responsible for leading over 70 faculty and staff. The school, with an annual budget of over $5 million dollars, includes eight departments (Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, English and Humanities, Individual Studies, Mathematics and Physics, Physical and Life Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nursing, and Allied Health) offering 30 programs at the certificate, associates, and bachelor's degree level. The Dean meets regularly with faculty and department chairs as a group and individually and represents the school on the President's Council, Dean's Council and Academic Affairs Collaboration Team.The Dean:

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and facilitates implementation of the strategic plan, aligning school goals and mission with institutional priorities.
  • Is responsible for external partnership development, external fund raising and grant writing in coordination with the office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness.
  • Embodies Alfred State's core values and is committed to creating an environment where Alfred State principles of community are the model for student and faculty interaction.
  • Provides leadership for the recruitment, development and retention of the faculty and staff and strengthens our culture of excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Leads development for the recruitment and retention plans and implementation of the plans for students in the school.
  • Guides and supports departments as they develop and expand associate and baccalaureate programs.
  • Expands and improves the school's technological facilities.
  • Represents the school within SUNY and with regional and national accrediting agencies.
  • Promotes the development and implementation of the college's general education curriculum consistent with SUNY and MSCHE Guidelines.
  • Works with departments outside of the school to coordinate the integration of liberal arts into technology-based programs.
  • Evaluates non-tenured faculty and staff.
  • Manages fiscal resources of the school including faculty workloads while contributing to discussions relative to the college budget to best serve students.
  • Represents the School in labor-management discussionsPM18***
    • An earned doctorate degree and at least one graduate degree in a discipline that is represented within the School of Arts and Sciences.
    • A distinguished record of teaching with college and university 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 successful department chair.
    • Demonstrated experience in both budget management and securing external funding.
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • Excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
    • A record of collaborative leadership working among different disciplines and departments.
    • A record of success in student recruitment and retention.
    • A record of recruitment and retention faculty and staff and supporting their professional development.Preferred:
      • Demonstrated commitment to community involvement and service.
      • Demonstrated commitment to shared faculty governance.
      • Demonstrated 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.Public Notice/ Non-discrimination NoticeAlfred State College does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, Veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, et cetera in its programs and activities.The following person has have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:Matthew Ryan
        Interim Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
        Alfred State College
        10 Upper College Drive
        Alfred, NY 14802 All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop in and request one at the University Police Department, located in the TG House on Lower College Drive. You can also request a copy by calling the University Police Secretary at 607-587-3992.
        Application Instructions:
        Returning applicants may login to their Alfred State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.The following documents MUST be submitted to be considered for this position:

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