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Dean, School of Professional Studies

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 23, 2023

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Dean, School of Professional Studies

Academic Affairs, Division of

Academic Affairs/Provost's Office

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Staff & Administration

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Mid $140s - Low $160s

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Position Summary

The dean of the School of Professional Studies serves as the academic and administrative leader for six academic departments: Communication Disorders and Sciences, Health, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies and Sport Management.

Reporting to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, the dean will partner with the associate dean, department chairs and faculty in alignment with the university’s mission, priorities and strategic plan.

The School of Professional Studies is dedicated to innovative teaching, community and professional service and creative scholarly endeavors. It aims to provide exceptional undergraduate and graduate experiences through classroom theory and transformational learning that includes research, clinical practice, internships, student teaching and service learning.

Home to approximately 120 employees, the School of Professional Studies hosts 16 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate degree programs as well as an online graduate certificate program in therapeutic recreation. Students enjoy a robust mix of classroom and experiential learning, with many students engaging in hands-on internship opportunities during their studies. Three graduate degree programs are offered with fully online options – sport management, physical education leadership and therapeutic recreation – that offer chances for students to work in their area of choice while pursuing their degree. The online master’s degree in sport management has been ranked the best in the Northeast and the No. 4 such program in the nation by and, respectively.

SUNY Cortland, a top public university of approximately 6,900 students located in the geographic center of New York state, prides itself on being a popular destination for students and employees alike. The university’s campus has been transformed in the last decade, with emerging academic programs, an increasingly diverse population and more then $350 million spent on construction and renovation. The campus is in the midst of a period of ongoing stability and success. Cortland continues to meet overall enrollment targets and enjoys a level of financial stability compared to many of its peers. One of 13 comprehensive universities in the State University of New York system, SUNY Cortland prides itself on rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, education and professional studies. The university has been ranked among the top in the nation on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” list.

For more than 150 years, SUNY Cortland has provided unmistakable value for students seeking a well-rounded academic, athletic and social experience. The university fields powerhouse Division III athletics programs, a comprehensive study abroad network through SUNY partners that allows students to travel the world and boasts an impressive network of alumni making a difference in education, business, government, fitness, medicine and many other fields.

Major Responsibilities
  • The dean will work closely with the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, the deans from the School of Education, and the School of Arts and Sciences along with all the members of the Provost’s Cabinet to foster interdisciplinary programs and to enhance the reputation and viability of the university’s programs and service to the community
  • The dean is a member of the Provost’s Cabinet and the President’s Advisory Council
  • The dean will lead curriculum and program development for the School of Professional Studies
  • Recruits and evaluates faculty
  • Assists department chairs in matters related to personnel
  • Acts on recommendations related to promotion and tenure in accordance with the SUNY Cortland handbook
  • Facilitates scholarly activities and professional development of the faculty in the School of Professional Studies
  • Assures all relevant reports for regional and national accreditation are supported and/or submitted

Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs
  • Direct supervisor to: associate dean, School of Professional Studies, department chairs of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Health, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies, and Sport Management, and School of Professional Studies staff
Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in one of the School of Professional Studies’ disciplines, or closely related field.
  • A record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service with qualifications suitable for tenure at a senior rank
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience in higher education

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in school/university partnerships
EEO Statement

The State University of New York Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Application review will begin Friday, March 31, 2023
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please include the degree program.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please share your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion and briefly describe your commitment to treating others, at all levels of the organization with fairness and respect.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
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