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Dean of Business and Liberal Arts

SUNY Canton
Canton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 20, 2023

Job Details


Dean of Business and Liberal Arts




Commensurate with credentials and experience

Description of Duties

SUNY Canton seeks an innovative leader of vision and energy to lead the School of Business and Liberal Arts.


The Dean will play a pivotal role in planning, operations, retention, assessment, and growth of baccalaureate and associate programs, revisions of existing curricula, and foster the development of innovative initiatives in online learning and other instructional modalities and classroom technologies. The Dean will be in a position to make a significant impact in a rapidly evolving academic environment.

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for various Bachelor and Associate degree programs in the areas of: Applied Psychology, Early Childhood Care and Management, Esports Management, Finance, Health Care Management, Legal Studies, Management, Technological Communications, Accounting, Business Administration, Early Childhood, Individual Studies, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Dean will play a role in developing undergraduate, nontraditional, and off-term offerings; supporting innovation in teaching and research; maintaining and strengthening professional relationships as well as developing articulation agreements with other institutions both secondary and post-secondary. The successful candidate will lead the school’s long-range academic and capital planning, assessment, curricular and grant development and work collaboratively with the other academic Deans and members of the campus community. Within the School, the Dean has oversight of student advising, faculty recruitment, retention, development and evaluation for tenure.



A terminal degree in a discipline appropriate for faculty in the school is required. The successful candidate should have at least three years of administrative experience which must include the supervision of faculty, three years of full-time college teaching experience, and a record of professional excellence. Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership, creativity, enthusiasm, the ability to accomplish goals and the willingness to work effectively with all constituencies.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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SUNY Canton, a unit of the State University of New York, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. SUNY Canton is building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.


SUNY Canton

The College was originally chartered in 1906 as the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York. In 1987, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees authorized the college's present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, more commonly known as SUNY Canton.

At SUNY Canton, students receive a career-driven education in a small, friendly and beautiful environment.

Students learn from professionals in their fields, so they may find themselves assisting a veterinarian, working in a health clinic or investigating a crime scene.

Most of the college's four-year programs integrate credit-bearing on-the-job internships, giving students a professional advantage when they enter their careers. Regardless of their major, all students benefit from our tutoring and library services which are currently ranked #1 in SUNY.

Sixteen academic majors are available completely online, for a convenient educational option. Many individual general education courses are also available online.

The campus spans acres of countryside and borders the historic Grasse River, lending itself to scenic views and plenty of room for outdoor activities. Many students enjoy the beautiful walk over the college's two footbridges spanning the Grasse River to explore downtown Canton.

The Adirondacks, the Thousand Islands, Ottawa and Montreal are all popular day trips.

SUNY Canton is one of the four colleges in the Canton/Potsdam area. The four institutions are linked by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, a consortium which shares library services and provides cross-registration for students and staff. The Associated Colleges also sponsors a variety of educational programs and cultural events.

We believe that the employees of the college are our most important asset and their collective quality is what differentiates this institution from the rest of the State University. It is the individual, working in concert with others, who provides the quality learning and growing environment for our students. Our students are successful because of these values; the concern, the caring and personal support by faculty and staff. We believe that an investment in our people is the best investment we can make.

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