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Dean, School of Graduate Studies

SUNY Downstate School of Graduate Studies
11203, Brooklyn (US)
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The State University of New York, Downstate Health Sciences University (Downstate) is seeking a Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.


The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies will serve as the principal academic and administrative officer of the Graduate School, and will provide leadership for developing, coordinating, maintaining and growing graduate programs at Downstate.  The School of Graduate Studies must have a Dean who can provide leadership to both graduate students and the graduate faculty.  The individual who assumes this position will be responsible for ensuring a tradition of excellence into the future.


The Dean will be someone who is well-respected in their field, be an internationally recognized biomedical research scientist and is able to recruit top-quality graduate students to Downstate, and be committed to all aspects of graduate education. He/She/They will be committed to, and an advocate for, Downstate’s graduate students, one who promotes their research and their careers. The successful candidate will be a builder who can take the Graduate School to the next level, and should be able to work across the schools in building new programs, focusing on collaboration and transdisciplinary research, and will have a history of extramural support for their science, including participation in training grants.


The Dean of Graduate Studies must be committed to recruiting the finest students possible and to maintaining efforts to qualify for federally-funded training grants. It is expected that the Dean will lay out a new and updated vision for the Graduate School, working with Downstate’s faculty and students.  The successful candidate will possess leadership skills that will help to move forward the strategic mission of Downstate; and will be committed to the success of Downstate’s current graduate programs:  Biomedical Engineering Program, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, and the Neural and Behavioral Science Program. 


Qualifications:  The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies will hold a Ph.D. or M.D. or the equivalent from an accredited higher education institution, and experience that warrants an appointment at the level of Dean.  The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies must have a minimum of 7 years of experience teaching graduate courses, and a history of administrative experience leading graduate programs, and scholarly productivity involving graduate students. 


Apply to:  Applicants must send a statement of interest and qualifications along with a CV to the search committee chair F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D., Dean of the College of Medicine:


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.


Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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