Interim Dean, School of Education

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Job Title: Interim Dean, School of Education

Job ID: 22668

Location: College of Staten Island

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary


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 Interim Dean of the School of Education.

About the College of Staten Island:

The College of Staten Island (CSI or the College) is a City University of New York (CUNY) senior College organized around two academic divisions and three professional schools, with over 14,000 students. CSI offers 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 and professional doctorate degrees, and in collaboration with The CUNY Graduate Center, numerous PhD degrees. CSI's internationally recognized faculty passionately engages in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, lead students through transformational learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is situated on a 204-acre site, has recently incorporated a residential component, and is currently engaging in capital expansion. It is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity and a community partner and source of economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area.

The Interim 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, and Teachers on Sabbatical. 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, 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 advancement 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.


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:

At a minimum, the successful candidate will have:

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

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.


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September 19, 2021


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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.

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