Dean, College Of Arts & SciencesStony Brook University, the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Stony Brook is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Powered by initiatives such as NY SUNY 2020, which enables hiring throughout the university of over 250
new faculty over five years, Stony Brook is poised to become one of the top 20 research universities in the United States.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the largest academic unit within the university, consisting of 25 departments, 6 academic programs, and 6 centers; the college offers 36 baccalaureate degrees
and 43 minors, and partners with the Graduate School to offer 29 masters degrees and 27 doctoral degrees.
The Dean is the leading academic, administrative, and financial officer of CAS, which encompasses disciplines as far-ranging as neurobiology and chemistry on one end of the intellectual and creative spectrum, to interdisciplinary social science and humanities research, studio art, and music on the other. The Dean provides leadership in defining and communicating the College’s Strategic Goals; encourages the recruitment of excellent faculty and staff; and stimulates broad and creative thinking in the curricular development of the various individual programs and collaborative efforts between programs, departments, and centers. The Dean must work collaboratively with his/her department chairs, center directors, other deans and academic leaders to achieve academic excellence and efficiencies. He or she must also stimulate productive relationships with university governance, alumni, donors, and members of the outside community. The Dean reports to the Provost (who is the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs) and is expected to take a leadership role within the
University’s senior management team.
QualificationsPh.D. in a discipline offered by Stony Brook University’s College of Arts and Sciences; a distinguished national/international reputation for sustained scholarly accomplishments, and a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service appropriate to appointment at the tenured rank of Full Professor in an arts or sciences program at a major research university. The ability to work effectively with university senior leadership and with faculty in implementing an ambitious strategic plan, a commitment to diversity among faculty, staff, and students, and superior communication skills, and a demonstrated
dedication to student and faculty services are also essential.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong management skills, including stewardship of fiscal and human resources, and successful experience as a higher education administrator will be viewed as highly beneficial.
Apply for this Position
Application Procedure: Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent electronically via email (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to:
Dr. Ilene H. Nagel
Consultant to the Search Committee
Russell Reynolds Associates
Higher Education Practice
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