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Dean, School of Education
Lehman College of The City University of New York

  • Dec. 19, 2017
  • Dean, School of Education
  • School of Education
  • Lehman College of The City University of New York
    Bronx, NY
    United States
  • Feb. 16, 2018
  • Jul. 2, 2018
  • Dean
  • Education - General
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The Dean, reporting to senior executive management, oversees a school, division, academic program and/or function to enhance its profile, visibility, and effectiveness. He/she develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. He/she 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 School of Education is comprised of three departments: Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education; Early Childhood and Childhood Education; and Middle and High School Education offering teacher certification programs for undergraduates and masters and certificate programs for graduate students. The Graduate Center of CUNY offers a doctoral program in Urban Education and Lehman Education Faculty hold appointments in that program as well as at Lehman. The School of Education hosts two institutes and one center that are essential to the community outreach of Lehman College: The Literacy Institute, The Bronx Institute and The Center for School/College Collaboratives. It also supports several alternative teacher education programs: NYC Men Teach, Teacher Opportunity Corps and NYC Teaching Fellows.

The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and has overall responsibility for operational management and programs in the School of Education. The Dean oversees faculty recruitment, promotion and tenure; development and evaluation; academic budget management and resource allocation; program and curriculum development and assessment; strategic academic planning; and compliance with accreditation standards. The Dean provides leadership to the faculty and staff in maintaining an excellent program of instruction consistent with the mission of Lehman and of The City University of New York.

The Dean will demonstrate strong advocacy on behalf of the entire unit, inclusive of students, staff and faculty. The Dean should have a strong understanding of the unique strengths and challenges of working in the Bronx, and in particular should be well-versed in the rich racial, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity of the borough. The Dean should recognize that a "one-size-fits-all" approach to educational improvement is least effective in this context.


  • Provides visionary and strategic leadership for the School of Education; demonstrates a deep understanding of the socioeconomic, linguistic, racial and ethnic communities of the immediate Lehman community and the surrounding Bronx community.
  • Demonstrates a strategic understanding of local and national challenges associated with urban public institutions; ability to navigate the political and financial realities that are characteristic of New York City and State.
  • Pursues and actively promotes mutually beneficial collaborations with stakeholders and constituents, including schools and other educational agencies, local and state governments, and the general public; advocates for Bronx initiative programs serving the needs of the immediate community.
  • Employs a strategic planning approach that fosters and utilizes the skills, knowledge and abilities of the faculty and staff of the School of Education and engages the faculty in visionary thinking and strategic planning for the future.


  • Oversees the compliance and renewal of national accreditations for the certified programs offered in the College, including the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • Stimulates and supports high quality teaching, faculty research, and professional activities.
  • Leads the continuous process of assessment, program and curricular review, renewal and new program development.
  • Provides effective management of financial resources.
  • Leads fundraising efforts for the School of Education; provides leadership that increases resource streams and encourages research grants, and public/private partnerships; provides mentorship and guidance to School of Education faculty and staff with grant writing.
  • Leads retention and graduation initiatives.
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and administration in the development of short- and long-term strategic and tactical plans for the School of Education.
  • Advances excellence in teaching by supporting, encouraging and managing faculty development and evaluation; advances professional development of staff by encouraging and managing staff development and evaluation; Provides staff with professional development opportunities.

This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience.
An earned Doctorate in one of the disciplines or interdisciplinary areas of study within the School; record of academic achievement in the discipline meriting appointment as a tenured full Professor; University teaching experience complemented by a superior research and scholarly record; proven leadership and administrative experience related to the work of the School; extensive knowledge and experience in a theory/practice area related to urban education; demonstrated knowledge and engagement in research on effective teacher education (including clinical residencies); demonstrated success in obtaining federal, state or private grants; experience in fiscal affairs; demonstrated experience with the process of preparing for CAEP accreditation; knowledge of and experience in urban education and navigating local, state and national education policies and procedures with a focus on social justice and equity; successful record of building university/school/community partnerships; ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the broader educational community; demonstrated effectiveness working in a multi-cultural environment.

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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Appointment Date: July 2, 2018

The review of applications will begin January 15, 2018. The position closes February 16, 2018

  • CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity.

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