Dean, School of Arts and Sciences - Alfred State College
Alfred State College of Technology
October 2, 2017
Alfred, New York
Location: Alfred, NY Category: Management Posted On: Thu Sep 21 2017 Job Description:
Dean of Arts and Sciences
The Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, who reports directly to the Provost, 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 Nursing) offering 25 programs at both the Associates and Bachelor's degree level. The Dean serves on the President's Council, Dean's Council and Academic Affairs Collaboration Team.
Demonstrates strong leadership skills and facilitates implementation of the strategic plan, aligning school goals and mission with institutional priorities.
Provides support for the recruitment, development and retention of the faculty, staff, and students of the school.
Advocates for the school within the college.
Guides and supports departments as they develop and expand associate and baccalaureate programs.
Expands and improves the school's technological facilities, the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, and health related programs.
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.
Expands opportunities for students to study abroad and international students to study at Alfred State.
Is responsible for external fund raising and grant writing in coordination with the office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness.
Works with departments outside of the school to coordinate the integration of liberal arts into technology-based programs.
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.
Evaluates non-tenured faculty and staff.
Manages fiscal resources of the school and contributes to discussions relative to the college budget to best serve students.
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 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 supporting faculty and staff professional development.
Demonstrated commitment to community involvement and service.
Demonstrated commitment to shared faculty governance.
Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a culture of student-centeredness.
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 a criminal, employment, and educational background check.
Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/student-services/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report. 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.
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. As a result, Alfred State has a 99% employment and transfer rate. Many of our programs lead to internships with area companies. We also offer job placement services and very active academic advising and counseling. In our most recent placement ...survey, 99% of our graduates either found jobs or went on to pursue four-year degrees.Being well-prepared and work-ready gives ASC students a significant head start on life and in their professional careers. Employees consistently marvel at how ASC graduates are able to hit the ground running; making an ASC degree worth more in the marketplace.