C21-014 Associate Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 09, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Associate Dean

School of Education and Professional Studies

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for an Associate Dean in the Office of School of Education and Professional Studies. The Associate Dean assists the Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies and the Dean’s office with a range of school activities as defined by the Dean including, but not limited to administration of academic programs, student success, curriculum, as well as budget and enrollment management matters of the School.

Position Responsibilities:
Oversees specific issues defined by the Dean related to undergraduate and graduate academic programs, which may include student progress, student complaints, grade appeals, dismissals, academic misconduct, etc., as needed. Assists in managing resource allocations and is responsible for preparing reports, information and materials, and compiling and analyzing data related to the School’s budget, enrollment, and faculty affairs. Works closely with department chairs to identify needs and make recommendations to the Dean regarding new/updated guidelines and procedures, and takes part in scheduling the courses offered within the School for day, evening, weekend, intersession, and summer classes. Manages special programs of study. Coordinates and facilitates new or revisions of academic program initiatives. Interacts with students who require assistance and information from the School. Represents the Dean of the School as assigned. Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Supervision exercised: Supervises professional and/or support staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree and seven years of higher education experience in either student academic services and/or academic
    administration, preferably at the level of department chair or assistant chair.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience. Demonstrated effectiveness in an environment requiring teamwork
    and ability to relate to students at different levels of academic progress.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving students from diverse backgrounds and promoting an inclusive and equitable environment.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1,2020.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Mary Pat Bigley at 860-832-2112 or bigleymap@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.