Dean of Business and Liberal Arts

SUNY Canton
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023


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.

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