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Dean of the Division of Humanities and the Arts

City College of New York
New York City, New York
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date
Jul 20, 2022

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Dean of the Division of Humanities and the Arts

Job ID 24594

Location City College of New York

Full/Part Time






Since its founding in 1847, The City College of New York has provided a world-class higher education to an increasingly diverse student body serving as one of the most important avenues to upward mobility in the nation. Access to excellence remains the vision of the College today. The College strives for excellence in its wide-ranging undergraduate and master’s programs (including programs in the only public schools of engineering, architecture, and biomedical education in the city) and in its 13 on-site CUNY doctoral programs, all of which are designed to prepare students for successful careers as well as for continuing graduate and post-graduate education. The College's commitment to excellence is further exemplified by its emphasis on scholarly research and creative work and the integration of both with teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Dean of the Division of Humanities and the Arts reports to the Provost. The Dean provides strategic academic leadership for the Division and is responsible for leading the planning, development, and implementation of policies and initiatives relevant to all aspects of its academic programs, research, instructional technology, global engagement, faculty and student development, and enrollment management. Direct reports to the Dean include seven program directors and four administrative direct reports as well as eight elected department chairs. He/she will be actively engaged in budget planning, resource development, and assessment of student learning. The Dean oversees a division with 204 full-time and part-time faculty and staff and more than 2,400 students matriculated in the Division's undergraduate and graduate programs. The Dean must be a leader of intellectual breadth and recognized accomplishment who possesses the vision, commitment, and ability to advance a complex division at an urban, public institution. The successful candidate should understand the opportunities and challenges facing a public university and possesses the skills, leadership, and vision to advance the Division in this complex environment.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

A PhD in a relevant field and at least 8 years of related experience are required.

The next Dean will bring to the role a record of teaching and scholarly or creative achievement in one of the areas represented by the departments in the Division and reflective of City College’s own standards of excellence, coupled with integrity, vision, and an innovative, inclusive approach to team building.

Given the opportunity to lead a truly innovative educational experience at an institution with a collegial culture and strong sense of purpose, the successful candidate will be:

• A person of proven academic leadership who will inspire and motivate

• An eloquent advocate and visionary for the humanities and the arts who understands and embraces the complexity and emerging opportunities present in an urban, public educational environment

• A person of global perspective and a strong commitment to diversity among faculty, staff, and students, and to the role of public higher education in a dynamic urban environment

• A committed teacher–scholar who values and will support faculty development and mentorship

• A strong manager who is deeply supportive of faculty research and creativity, promotes collaboration, and optimizes the effectiveness of a dedicated faculty and staff

• A faculty leader with a keen understanding of and respect for the College’s commitment to shared governance

• An entrepreneurial and fair-minded fiscal leader who will aid the school in matching aspirations with finite resources while thinking creatively about growth opportunities

• An evidence-driven planner with experience in quantitative analysis, assessment, and outcomes measurements, as well as accreditation efforts

• A superb listener and thoughtful communicator who is at ease in a multitude of settings with multiple constituencies

• A willing and proven fundraiser with a knowledge base and personal commitment to be appropriately engaged in creating a positive culture of philanthropy for the Division

• A scholar of higher education, knowledgeable about the intricacies of enrollment management, best academic budget modeling, marketing and branding, technology, and environmental sustainability

• An engaged, compassionate citizen who will embrace the character of the City College’s deep connection to New York City.

Vaccine Requirement:

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. Salary commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Applications will be received until the position is filled, but in order to assure fullest consideration by the Division of Humanities and the Arts Dean Search Committee, applicants are urged to have all required materials on file by September 15, 2022. Required application materials include a substantive letter of interest that addresses the agenda for leadership outlined in this posting; curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references. All application materials must be submitted as one electronically document in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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Open until filled with review of applications to begin by September 15, 2022.


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


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