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CUNY Dean, School of Education in Staten Island, New York

Job Title: Dean, School of Education

Job ID: 21749

Location: College of Staten Island

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The College of Staten Island (CSI), a comprehensive senior college of The City University of New York, seeks an experienced, creative, and collaborative leader to assume the position of Dean of the School of Education.

About the College of Staten Island:

The College of Staten Island is one of the 11 senior colleges of the 25 colleges and institutions that comprise The City University of New York (CUNY). The three schools and two academic divisions of the College serve more than 13,000 students and offer a broad range of academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and in several professional areas. The College awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, certificates, professional doctorate degrees, and PhD degrees through The CUNY Graduate Center. CSI's internationally recognized faculty passionately engages in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, provides transformational learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom for the diverse student body. The 204 acre park-like Willowbrook campus incorporates a residential component, and in 2017 the College expanded its institutional footprint and accessibility with the opening of the St. George location in the heart of Staten Island’s economic renaissance on the north shore of the Island. The College is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity, and is committed to its role as an anchor institution and community partner including for economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area.

The Dean of the School of Education provides academic and administrative leadership for the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School, including Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, TESOL, Special Education in Childhood and Adolescence, Post-Master's Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education, Teachers on Sabbatical, and the new Ed.D in Community-Based Leadership. The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as a member of the Deans' Council and the Provost's Council.

Specific responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Lead strategic planning for the School of Education, working closely with department chairs, faculty, staff and other college administrators to develop short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals for the School.

  • Encourage and support high-quality teaching, faculty research, creative and professional activities, and the solicitation of external funding for research.

  • Working with faculty and staff, assume primary responsibility for the accreditation of the School.

  • Manage the financial resources of the School through effective budget planning and the assessment and management of resource allocations to support programs of high quality.

  • Promote academic excellence through scholarly endeavors, curriculum development, and student success initiatives, as well as through program reviews and regular outcomes-based assessment.

  • Provide support and guidance to the department chairs and higher education officers in the School.

  • Lead an expanded development effort and actively pursue and develop substantive public/private partnerships.

  • Support the development of collaborative partnership activities within CUNY and with K-12 institutions in Staten Island, as well as throughout the New York metropolitan area.

-Support the development of strong collaborative relationships within the College.

  • Expand online course offerings, certificates and programs.


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 include:

At a minimum, the successful candidate will have:

  • An earned doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the School of Education.

-Administrative experience at the level of Department Chair, Associate Dean, Dean or equivalent.

  • A record of academic achievement requisite for a tenured senior faculty appointment in the School, preferably at the rank of full Professor

  • A record of proven leadership and administrative experience relevant to the work of the School.

  • Evidence of a strong commitment to the goals of urban, public higher education serving diverse populations.

  • Experience with accreditation processes and program assessment.

  • Excellent skills in oral, written, and interpersonal communication.

In addition, the following attributes are strongly preferred:

  • Deep knowledge of the changing climate of teacher education.

  • Demonstrated engagement with and success in obtaining federal, state, and private grants.

  • Experience in fiscal affairs, faculty and staff development, and promoting university and community relations.

  • Demonstrated accomplishments in innovative partnerships and education policy development.




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.


To apply, please go to; select "Employment", "Search Job Listings," "More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs," then enter the Job ID# in the "Job Opening ID" field. Cover letter, resume and any additional supporting documents for candidacy must be submitted as one file as a single PDF, uploaded under the “CV” (not under “cover letter” or other links).


Open until filled; review of resumes to begin on or about February 21, 2020.


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