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CUNY Dean of Faculty Affairs - Revised* in New York, New York

Job Title: Dean of Faculty Affairs - Revised*

Job ID: 21921

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic and Minority-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Faculty Affairs has primary responsibility for academic personnel matters and supervises the Director of Faculty Services. The Dean of Faculty Affairs is part of the Academic Affairs senior staff in supporting and implementing the strategic vision of the Provost. The Dean provides leadership and works closely with the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Compliance & Inclusion to ensure the college’s commitment to equity and justice is upheld.

The Dean leads efforts to recruit a high-energy, full-time faculty committed to John Jay’s mission of educating for justice; promotes an inclusive atmosphere of excellence for adjunct faculty; mentors faculty and oversees all activities that help the college successfully retain, tenure and promote faculty; supervises the Office of Faculty Services; works closely with the college’s Director of Faculty Services and the Labor Designee to interpret collective bargaining agreements and advises the Provost and President on faculty and union labor matters; actively engages faculty in orientations, trainings, and workshops for faculty personnel; coordinates with the Faculty Personnel Committee on guidelines, policies, and standards; facilitates informal resolution of faculty complaints; partners with the Labor Designee and Office of Legal Counsel to resolve formal faculty grievances and disciplinary actions; works closely with our Teaching and Learning Center and Department of Online Education and Support to promote faculty development in priority areas; works closely with the Dean of Research to encourage and support faculty research.

The Dean periodically drafts communications for the Provost, solves a variety of administrative challenges, and co-coordinates special events for the Division, and leads other initiatives as assigned by the 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.


  • A Ph.D. from an accredited college/university and rank of tenured, Full Professor, ideally in an area of focus at John Jay.

  • At least five (5) years’ experience leading faculty as chair or program director.

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.

  • A creative and resourceful vision for faculty success.

  • An appreciation of and demonstrated commitment to diversity.

  • Proven ability to build and lead a strong and effective team.

  • An understanding of or experience working in a collective bargaining environment.

  • A track record of successful networks and working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external constituencies.

  • Excellent planning and time management skills.




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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*Open until filled with review of applications to begin April 16, 2020.


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