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CUNY Dean of Institutional Effectiveness in Queens, New York

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness

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Queens College

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Queens College is seeking an innovative and forward-thinking Dean of Institutional Effectiveness. This individual will play an integral role in ensuring that Queens College is not only compliant with national best practices, but also emerges as a model of innovation in the areas of assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning.

Queens College part of CUNY, the City University of New York: the nation’s leading urban public university. Comprised of 25 institutions, including community colleges and four-year institutions, CUNY serves more than 243,000 degree-seeking students each year. CUNY Colleges consistently rank at or near the top of social mobility rankings: we transform lives and lift up the communities we serve.

Queens College is an urban, minority-serving public institution dedicated to the mission of serving the Borough of Queens and the City of New York by delivering an accessible, affordable, and excellent education. We serve nearly 17,000 students and boast over 600 outstanding full-time faculty and 800 adjuncts, in areas spanning the liberal arts and sciences, education, and business. We are known for having the best of both worlds: situated on a beautiful 80-acre campus, we enjoy a dramatic view of the Manhattan skyline. The Queens College community is proud of our friendly, professional, and can-do workplace culture. The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness will be an integral and valued member of our accomplished team.

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness will oversee the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, whose staff have expertise in specific areas of the Office’s oversight. The Dean and their staff support the academic and non-academic enterprises by providing vision, leadership, and execution so that decisions are informed by sound institutional data. The Dean plays an important role in the cultivation and maintenance of a strategic mindset, planfulness, and deployment of best practices with respect to accreditation, assessment, program review, and strategic plan implementation. The Dean will work closely with the Provost, President, and academic Deans to lead the College's institutional regional reaccreditation process, and support program-level accreditation. The Dean oversees support for a broad range of institutional research activities, external institutional and scholarly funding endeavors, and the prioritization of recurring and ad hoc data requests from internal and external audiences.


• Co-lead and manage the institution’s regional reaccreditation process

• Provide vision, leadership and direction to the design, prioritization and implementation of institutional research data analysis and assessment activities

• Serve as authorized liaison officer (ALO) for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and keep abreast of developments that may affect accreditation by attending conferences and serving in appropriate roles with MSCHE (e.g., as a peer evaluator)

• Work collaboratively with Deans and Department Chairs on the evaluation and implementation of departmental academic program reviews.

• Work collaboratively with Deans and Department Chairs on the assessment of student learning

• Ensure that data collection and analysis, and recommendations based on that, are communicated to the appropriate audiences

• Ensure the integration of data into decision-making and planning

• Ensure the appropriate documentation and archival of institutional data and its impact on institutional processes, outcomes and policies

• Work collaboratively with senior management on issues of assessment including general institutional effectiveness and measurements of student success and learning

• Manage institutional research data systems and other resources

• Support for academic, institutional and research grants

• Liaise with, and ensure responsiveness to, Institutional Effectiveness officers at other CUNY campuses and with CUNY central administrators

• Supervise and manage staff


This position is part of CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. Minimum of a bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience. This position will be a fully in-person role on the Queens College campus.


• Doctoral degree in Social Sciences, Education, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field.

• Candidates should note that, though an underlying faculty appointment is possible, it will be contingent upon review and approval of the successful candidate’s scholarly record

• Three years of experience in data analysis, statistics, qualitative and quantitative research design in higher education

• Knowledge of emerging trends in methodologies of evaluation, survey research, statistics, database management, institutional and student assessments

• Proficiency with electronic data management and analysis systems, programs, and tools

• Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills

• Experience and conversancy with regional accreditation standards and processes

• Excellent written communication and organizational skills

• Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students




Salary commensurate with education and experience. Salary Range: $160,000 – $175,000.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

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.


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Open until filled with review begin 3/24/2023


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.