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