State University of New York College at Plattsburgh — Dean of Arts & Sciences

About Our College: Situated in one of the world’s most beautiful regions – SUNY Plattsburgh’s main campus is on Lake Champlain between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and Green Mountains of Vermont. SUNY Plattsburgh is a vibrant, public, comprehensive college, and member of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) comprehensive system of higher education committed to student-centered academic excellence. While the college enrolls more than 5,500 students in 70+ baccalaureate, certificate, and master’s programs, an average class size of 22 students allows the individual attention necessary to ensure that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural and interdependent world.

About The Position:  SUNY Plattsburgh seeks a collaborative, creative, and experienced academic leader to serve as our Dean of Arts and Sciences.  The School of Arts & Sciences is the largest of our academic divisions, providing the foundation for a career, citizenship, and an ethical life for all students through a strong grounding in the Liberal Arts.  The school offers more than half of the academic programs on campus and is the center of Liberal Arts offerings as well as the Cardinal Core, our newly revised general education program.  Arts & Sciences includes an expansive range of academic programs, including programs in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and STEM. In addition, it provides nearly all of the courses in the Honors program and the content areas for all undergraduate education degrees leading to teacher certification.  The Dean of Arts & Sciences will be an inspiring leader with a demonstrated commitment to student success, faculty development, program assessment, and innovative program development.  The successful candidate will provide effective leadership and oversight for all Arts & Sciences (A&S) major and minor programs and A&S contributions to Cardinal Core, Plattsburgh’s General Education program. The Dean will act as liaison between the School of Arts & Sciences and the other divisions of the college, and works with campus administration, the Faculty Senate, and other campus offices on the implementation and development of campus-wide decisions and policy development. Other responsibilities will include oversight of Arts & Sciences academic programs and personnel at the Queensbury Branch Campus; participation in the recruitment, retention, and evaluation of faculty as well as professional staff; active participation in Arts & Sciences contributions to reaching college diversity, equity, and inclusion goals; budget oversight; promoting excellence and innovation in teaching; and representation and advocacy for Arts & Sciences both on campus and to the larger community. As an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded policies, programs and practices.

SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a fully compliant employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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