[C21-003] Associate Dean for Planning and Resources

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Associate Dean for Planning and Resources

Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Planning and Resources, Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). The Associate Dean for Planning and Resources, provides leadership across a range of the College’s activities with a special emphasis upon instructional resources, infrastructure and technological planning, and budgetary oversight.

Position Responsibilities: Provides leadership and oversees faculty-workload planning, coordination of instruction, and development and renovation of academic spaces. Works with the Dean in developing annual budget proposals including capital equipment requests. Monitors expenditures in the Dean’s Office and academic departments.

Responsible for tracking faculty load including instructional and non-instructional reassigned time. Reviews course enrollments and other institutional data to develop an annual instructional plan consistent with resources allocated by Academic Affairs. Oversees the semiannual review of faculty proposals for research reassigned time.

Maintains an awareness of national trends in the areas of higher education administration, strategic planning, and instructional innovation and utilizes this information to develop workshops for department chairs and program coordinators to support them in their roles and other relevant areas.

Works with other members of the Dean’s Office team to facilitate new academic program development, promote community engagement initiatives, develop additional sources of funding, and champion both CLASS and CCSU.

Serves as the Dean’s designee on University committees and represents the Dean’s Office at workshops and meetings off campus as necessary.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

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:

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

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 16, 2020. This anticipated start date for this position is January 2021.

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 Dr. Mark Jones at JonesM@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.


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