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Associate Dean - School of Professional Studies

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
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Date posted
Mar 6, 2024

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Budget Title
Associate Dean - School of Professional Studies

Campus Title
Associate Dean - School of Professional Studies

Academic Affairs, Division of

School of Professional Studies Office

Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

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$106,000-$120,000 (Depending on Experience)

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Position Summary

The Associate Dean for the School of Professional Studies assists and advises the dean of the school on curricular issues, academic policies, and student concerns.

The position of associate dean requires a high degree of communication and collaboration with department chairs, academic advisors, program coordinators, and professional staff in a wide range of campus offices. The associate dean also serves on a number of standing committees across the school and the university. The position is a 12-month obligation and is considered a management confidential position.

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission.

As a university employee, this position includes NYS retirement benefits, attractive Health Care options, including dental and vision insurances, and paid parental and family leaves. This position also offers paid time off, consisting of holidays, vacation, and sick days, supportive of work-life balance along with tuition assistance in addition to other benefits offered by the University. Please inquire for additional details.

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Major Responsibilities

Policies and Procedures:
  • Develops, reviews, and upholds policies and procedures related to satisfactory academic standing, academic progress, academic integrity, and eligibility for graduation;
  • Serves as administrative point-of-contact for students and families regarding academic policies and procedures;
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with other university offices and departments including but not limited to: the Registrar, Admissions, Advisement and Transition, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Associate Deans, Deans, etc.
Curriculum development and review:
  • Serves as school liaison for curricular changes and review;
  • Reviews curricular changes proposed by departments.
Student Success
  • Ensures student success by advising students on issues related to registration, academic progress, and degree completion;
  • Assists at-risk students in understanding and fulfilling their academic goals and responsibilities;
  • Advises students about opportunities for fellowships, internships, study abroad, and graduate school;
  • Serves as faculty advisor for interdisciplinary Selected Studies majors.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships

Required Qualifications

A terminal degree and record of achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient for tenure in an academic department in the School of Professional Studies is required. Candidates must also possess demonstrated leadership and administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Administrative experience at the level of department chair or above is preferred. A demonstrated level of cultural competency in working with diverse student populations, experience and familiarity with web-based student information and curriculum management systems are also preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Effective organizational skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated record of strong working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
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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  1. Are you currently employed by SUNY Cortland? If so, please indicate what type of employee.
    • UUP Professional
    • UUP Faculty
    • Management Confidential
    • Research Foundation
    • Represented by CSEA, PBANYS or PEF
    • Full Time Lecturer
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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 SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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