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Residential College Dean

Yale University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Residential College Dean

University Job Title: Residential College Dean
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Fixed
Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations
Wage Ranges: Click here to see our Wage Ranges
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 505 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Administration
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:
Silliman College is seeking a residential college dean. The search will be completed during the 2022 Fall term with a start date as early as January 2023 or as late as August 2023. Every undergraduate student at Yale is assigned to one of fourteen distinctive and vibrant living communities called residential colleges. Every college houses a Head and a Dean who share responsibility for the operation of the college. Residential College Deans counsel students on a wide range of academic matters, including course selection and progress towards their degree; respond to faculty and families; and manage student emergencies. College Deans administer and participate in residential college functions, including housing and extracurricular activities; serve on Yale College committees; and teach one or two courses per year. College deans live in a residential college apartment and have a meal plan to encourage both formal and informal interactions with students, faculty and staff. First-year deans attend “dean school”, training for student first-year counselors and all orientation activities. The dean must have an advanced degree and be qualified to teach courses in Yale College. The Residential College Dean is appointed for a three-year term which may be renewed given a favorable review at the end of the second year.

Essential Duties:
1. Provides academic and personal (non-clinical) counseling to undergraduates in the residential college. 2. Advises and assists students in matters concerning their academic programs. 3. Resides in the residential college. 4. Cooperates in a wide variety of college activities with the head of the residential college. 5. Applies and enforces the academic regulations of Yale College. Authorizes postponement of work. 6. Maintains close collaboration with the Registrar's Office and the Yale College Dean's Office. As needed, refers students to resources, offices, or persons that can be of assistance to them; serves in a continuing collaborating role with these sources of support and counseling. 7. As a supervisor of first-year advisers, works closely with the College Fellows and Faculty Advisers to advise the first-year students of the college. 8. Writes letters of recommendation for fellowship or postgraduate work or study; serves as custodian of students’ placement file in the college Dean's office. 9. Cooperates whenever necessary in the enforcement and application of the Undergraduate Regulations that govern the conduct of students. 10. Teaches one or two courses a year in Yale College. 11. Serves in various capacities on Yale College committees. 12. Takes on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree and experience working with undergraduates, especially in a teaching or advising role.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Skilled in working with undergraduates, especially in a teaching or advising role.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Qualified to teach courses in Yale College.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong organizational skills, time management skills and the ability to follow up with students, faculty, and other administrators promptly. Able to balance the support and care of students with the need for equity and consistency across the 14 residential colleges.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse individuals (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Advanced degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent.

Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements:

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a "> COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the"> COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.

Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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