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CUNY Dean of Faculty Affairs in New York, New York

Job Title: Dean of Faculty Affairs

Job ID: 20556

Location: Guttman Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is the City University of New York’s newest community college in 40 years. As a very young institution, Guttman 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. Guttman Community College is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution with a culturally diverse student body drawn from across New York City. A majority of our students enroll directly out of high school. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches in order to achieve its 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. Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website ( to learn more about the new institution.

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost (VPAAP), the Dean of Faculty Affairs is a senior member of the Provost's leadership team and directs a broad range of academic matters within Guttman Community College’s unique non-department organizational structure.

In collaboration with faculty, Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) leadership, and the Human Resources department, the Dean of Faculty Affairs will oversee procedures related to faculty personnel actions. The Dean will also lead the planning, operation, and assessment of professional development programs for faculty across all curricula and academic areas. The Dean will additionally direct the work of faculty and supervise staff assigned to coordinate academic support and academic technology programs. The Dean will serve as OAA liaison with the College Communications Office; oversee OAA communications and public relations activities with the internal and external community. In all assigned areas of responsibility, and as a key member of the VPAAP’s team, the Dean will contribute to a vision of institutional success guided by strategic planning, innovative thinking, intra- and cross-divisional collaboration, and continuous assessment.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee administration of the Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RPT) Guidelines following the direction of the College governance plan (2017), including guiding the Faculty Personnel Committees (FPCs) and the College Personnel Committee (CPC) to ensure timely and effective completion of RPT processes.

  • In the absence of formal department chairpersons, the Dean of Faculty Affairs is responsible for mentoring and guiding faculty in the process of development and submission of the RPT portfolio for reappointment, tenure, promotion, academic leaves, and other personnel decisions.

  • Lead the evaluation of current college faculty development practices and recommend and implement improvements to support the success of all tenured, tenure-track, and Adjunct faculty; guide, organize, assign, and implement teaching observations in collaboration with FPCs.

  • Oversee recruitment, appointment, and orientation of full-time faculty by working closely with human resources, Office of Compliance and Diversity and the search committees during the search process. Monitor appropriate program/area coordinators to ensure timely hiring, evaluation, and reappointment of part-time faculty.

  • Under direction of the VPAAP and in collaboration with the Registrar, direct Program Coordinators and OAA Associate Deans in oversight of Program of Study (POS) faculty teaching assignments, POS scheduling and college-wide course enrollments.

  • Mentor junior faculty in the development of a scholarly agenda through grant proposals, conference proposals, and publication strategies; mentor tenured faculty to advance their scholarship, service and pedagogy. Guide faculty in preparing RPT portfolio for promotion.

  • In collaboration with the Center for College Effectiveness (CCE), lead Office of Academic Affairs strategic initiatives to establish a comprehensive professional development plan for full-time faculty.

  • Identify and pursue grant opportunities to support professional development for faculty at the College.

  • Manage Office of Academic Affairs or grant-funded budgets, as assigned; Review and approve faculty expenses, including travel and equipment purchases.

  • Oversee the college’s faculty workload collection, ensuring accuracy, and meeting CUNY and CBA requirements.

  • Oversee revision and updating of the Faculty Handbook, the OAA web site, and other communication channels.

  • Serve on Academic Affairs committees and subcommittees at the College and University, as assigned;

  • Represent the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at College, University, and other external programs as needed.

  • Assume other related duties assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of academic achievement in the discipline meriting appointment as a tenured Associate or 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 College

  • Experience in fiscal management, 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




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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May 30, 2019


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