Queens College of The City University of New York invites applications for the position of Dean of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Division includes the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Family Nutrition and Exercise Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology, as well as research centers such as the Barry Commoner Center for Health and The Environment. The Washington Monthly recently ranked Queens College second nationwide for giving students "the best bang for the buck," and the 2018 U.S. News America's Best Colleges ranks Queens College eighth among "Top Public Schools" in its category Regional Universities-North. Our scenic 80-acre campus hosts over 16,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students. Ph.D. candidates perform laboratory research on campus in a consortial arrangement with The Graduate Center of CUNY and the senior CUNY colleges, and many doctoral level courses are taught on campus. Queens College is hiring aggressively in the sciences, renovating laboratories and expanding core facilities.
The Dean, reporting to senior executive management, oversees a school, division, academic program and/or function to enhance its profile, visibility, and effectiveness. The Dean develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. The Dean fosters a high-quality environment of academic teaching, research, and intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside the College as a strong advocate.The Dean works closely with the department chairs, reports to the Provost, and serves as the primary liaison between both parties.
Provide leadership to develop excellence in funded research, and to enhance the research experiences of graduate and undergraduate students.
Collaborate with departments to develop an overarching vision for student success and research, and communicate this vision to students, faculty, and external constituencies.
Partners with faculty and staff in advancing the curriculum and developing new academic programs to address the changing needs of students and society.
Lead students, faculty, college and university administrators, community members, and service providers in a variety of settings.
Participate in recruitment and development of faculty and staff and in providing support to faculty.
Advocate for and allocate divisional resources, including faculty and support positions, research and instructional budgets, research space and start-up funds.
Oversee the Office of Health Professions and the animal facilities.
Pursue and monitor institutional grants and donor fund-raising activities.
Work with the Division of Education on K-12 math/science education initiatives.
Increase effective research, alumni and community outreach, and service programs.
Earned doctorate degree and academic credentials appropriate for appointment as tenured full professor in one of the departments of the division.
Significant administrative experience at the level of department chair, dean, or similar, preferably in a Ph.D. granting institution.
Significant achievements in research based on grant and publication history.
Demonstrated record of innovative and creative solutions to meet strategic challenges
The successful candidate for the position of Dean will demonstrate a commitment to a diverse faculty and student body, a collaborative and collegial management style, and experience with promoting student success, facility renovation, and budget management.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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Open until filled with review to begin 01/12/2020
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About Queens College (CUNY)
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and preprofessional programs. With its extensive range of graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, research opportunities, and internship placements, the college serves more than 20,000 students, mentored by an award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus, the college has been cited for 28 consecutive years in the Princeton Review as a “Best Value” college. U.S. News and World Report and Forbes magazine also rank Queens College a “Best Value College,” thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and affordability. The Equality of Opportunity Report placed Queens College in the top one percent of all colleges in moving students from poverty to prosperity. Queens College produces more education graduates who become principals, teachers, and counselors for New York City’s public schools than any other college in the metropolitan area. The college contributes to the local talent pool as a leader in tech education, and enrolls the second-most computer science majors of any college in the city. Students from across the country and around the world are att...racted to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include celebrated composers, conductors, and performers who have received over 100 Grammy Awards and nominations. Visit the homepage to learn more about Queens College’s stellar programs and robust campus life.