SUNY New Paltz — Dean of the School of Education

Dean of the School of Education

The State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education. The position is available beginning July 1, 2020.

Located in the scenic Hudson Valley, and with easy access to New York City, New Paltz ( was founded in 1828. Originally created as a school to teach the classics, New Paltz became a state normal school in 1885 – offering courses to prepare graduates to teach in the New York public school system – and was formally incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1948. It is one of 64 academic institutions that comprise the SUNY system (
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the School of Education (SoE), which offers students a range of opportunities to work with talented faculty and connect theory with policy and practice. Working collaboratively with local schools, community agencies, professional organizations, and campus-based programs (e.g., the Literacy Center, Numeracy Club, Kappa Delta Pi), the SoE prepares students to apply a wide range of evidence-based practices that meet the diverse needs of all learners. The SoE currently enrolls 567 undergraduate students and 429 graduate students (as of Spring 2019) in baccalaureate degree-granting programs in Early Childhood/Childhood and Adolescence Education, master's degrees in Childhood and Adolescence Education, Literacy, Special Education, and Humanistic/Multicultural Education, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership.

The new Dean of the School of Education will hold an earned doctorate, be appointable at the rank of professor with tenure in the School of Education, and have a record of academic leadership experience. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics as well as the leadership agenda for the new dean, at, under the “Open Searches” tab.

Application and Nomination Process
The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Eric Richtmyer at or by phone at 202-332-4049. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by September 15, 2019, can be assured full consideration.

Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications in the position profile, a curriculum vita or resume, and a list of at least five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each; references will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to

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