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CUNY Dean of Education in Queens, New York

Dean of Education

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Queens College

Full/Part Time



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The Dean, reporting to senior executive management, oversees a school, division, academic program and/or function to enhance its profile, visibility, and effectiveness. The Dean develops long- and short- range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities, 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.

Queens College, often referred to as the jewel of CUNY, hosts over 15,500 undergraduates and over 4,400 graduate students. With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research, and our students have won prominence in nearly every field. Our liberal arts and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and use modern technologies and information resources. Our student diversity reflects that of the Borough of Queens and the greater New York metropolitan area; specifically, the campus is situated in one of the most diverse communities in the United States.

In support of the College’s mission, values, and strategic plans, the Provost's Office seeks to fill the position of Dean of Education. TheSchool of Education is one of four Schools in the College and is one of the largest schools of education in CUNY. The School consists of three departments: Secondary Education and Youth Services, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and Educational and Community Programs. The Dean of Education is also responsible for a number of teacher education programs located outside the School of Education, including TESOL, Family and Consumer Science Education, Music Education, and Physical Education.Theeducational unitis fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. These departments and programs share a common mission to prepare compassionate professionals to work in diverse urban communities. The School's website can be found at

Dutiesof the Dean of Educationinclude but are not limited to:

  • Work with faculty to develop and implement a vision for the School of Education and the larger educational unit in an ever-changing diverse urban community.

  • Set goals and targets for the school in accordance with the Strategic Plan of the College in line with theSchool ofEducation's Core Values of Equity, Excellence, and Ethics.

  • Provide leadership in advancing curricula and developing new program initiatives to address the changing needs of students, society, and education professionals.

  • Represent the School of Education at national, state, and city meetings, including New York State and New York City Department of Education meetings and communicate resulting information to the School’s departments and programs

  • Develop budget requests in consultation with department chairs and oversee the management of theSchool of Education budget.

  • Oversee recruitment, development, and retention practices to maintain a diverse student body and faculty.

  • Support department chairs in securing resources for research and field-based operations.

  • Lead accreditation and ongoing assessment activities.

  • Work with other Schoolsacross the Collegeto promote K-12 content area initiatives.

  • Manage formal collaborations withprimary and secondaryschools, community-based organizations, and other educational entities.

  • Support faculty members’ research, scholarly endeavors, and tenure and promotion candidacy.

  • Provide leadership in writing grants and facilitate the preparation offacultygrants.

  • Contribute to fundraising efforts in the School and the College.


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:

  • An earned doctoral degree and academic credentials appropriate for appointment as tenured full professor in one of the departments of theSchool ofEducation.

  • A minimum of three years of educational administrative experience at the level of department chair, dean, or comparable position.

  • A significant record of research and scholarship.

  • A strong record of obtaining external funding.

  • Experience in successfully guiding disparate faculty through the accreditation and/orprofessional program review process.

  • Evidence of strong support for equitable educational experiences among faculty and students.

  • Successful record of planning, directing, and implementing curriculum/program initiatives.




Salary Range: $185,000- $205,000; 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 -- City of New York employees and employees of participating employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. A single document containing the requested information must be submitted as follows:

  • Go to

  • In the box under "job title/ keyword", enter " 25860 "

  • Click on " Dean of Education "

  • Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

WittKieffer is assisting CUNY Queens College in this search. A comprehensive leadership profile can be found here . For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 30. The search will remain open until an appointment is made. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Sarah Palmer, Alejandra Gillette-Teran and Cathryn Davis

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Open until filled with review on 12/23/2022.


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