The College of New Rochelle seeks a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as Dean of the Graduate School, beginning July 1, 2013. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced academic leader to advance a vital academic unit. The Graduate School serves over 700 students, both on-campus in New Rochelle and off-campus at our partnership sites in NYC, Long Island, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will lead the School into a new era of strategic growth and distinction, reimagining and transforming its programs for the 21st Century.
Thirty-five degree and certificate programs are offered within three divisions. The Division of Education offers programs in art education, childhood education, early childhood education, gifted education, literacy education, special education, TESOL, and educational leadership. The Division of Human Services offers programs in career development, gerontology, guidance and counseling, mental health counseling, school psychology, and public administration. The Division of Art & Communication Studies offers programs in art therapy, art therapy/counseling, communication studies and studio art.
The next Dean will be tasked with addressing a set of key opportunities which include the following:
- Bringing together a strategic vision for the School’s continued excellence;
- Providing academic leadership for the School with faculty by developing, maintaining and evaluating academic standards, policies and regulations that support the College’s Mission;
- Leading strategic planning and enrollment management strategies for the School in consultation with the faculty, Provost and the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management;
- Conducting feasibility studies leading to new programming initiatives in each division of the School;
- Maintaining existing, and developing new, community relationships and off-campus sites;
- Nurturing and supporting transparent, collaborative and shared governance and assuming responsibility for implementing the governance processes of the School;
- Recruiting, retaining and developing outstanding faculty, students and staff;
- Cultivating an environment that is committed to and exhibits diversity and inclusion;
- Preparing and managing the School budget in consultation with the Provost;
- Fostering good student relationships through appropriate communication channels and governance mechanisms while promoting student-centeredness;
- Serving as a visible advocate and champion for the School;
- Working collaboratively with the Provost, deans of the other three schools and the library, and with other vice-presidential areas to advance the Mission of the College;
- Overseeing program evaluation for the School and its programs; and
- Fostering alumnae/i relationships and involvement.
The candidate should demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement. This may include: research, publications in refereed journals, book chapter reviews, successful grant applications, and presentations for state and national professional organizations. The successful candidate must have experience in academic administration, coordinating faculty assignments, and knowledge of on-line course design and development. Knowledge of NYSED regulations is essential.
The candidate must possess an earned doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Education, at least three years of leadership experience in higher education administration and a minimum of five years of college/university teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level.
Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, applications, and three letters of reference should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:
Dr. Kristine Southard
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, New York 10805-2339
The College of New Rochelle is a Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. The College of New Rochelle is an EO/Affirmative Action employer with a strong institutional commitment to diversity