SUNY Potsdam — Dean, Crane School of Music

Founded in 1886, The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance and offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs for more than 600 students. The Crane School is excited to announce we are accepting on-line applications for the administrative position of Dean.  Reporting to the Provost, the Dean supervises the School’s faculty members, professional and administrative staff, and the Associate Dean; serves as a primary liaison with the School of Education & Professional Studies and the School of Arts & Sciences; and serves on the Provost’s Cabinet, President’s Council, and other college committees. The Dean also works with a wide variety of external constituents including Crane alumni, music businesses, other collegiate music programs, and the public-school music teachers of the State of New York. 

Our ideal candidate will have a record of extensive academic achievement and effective administrative leadership, including building community across and with programs, departments and schools and developing highly successful academic programs for a diverse range of students. Required qualifications include: an earned doctorate in one of the School’s disciplines or a closely related field; a record of post-secondary administrative experience at a Department Chair level or higher; record of successful teaching, service, and scholarly and creative activity appropriate to rank of Professor; successful experience managing a complex budget; experience with external accreditation; successful experience supervising staff and/or other personnel; demonstrated excellence in communication and conflict resolution; commitment to shared governance within a university setting; experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and experience evaluating faculty in the tenure and promotion process. The preferred start date is January 2022; however, this Management Confidential position is open until filled. 

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