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Dean, School Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Society
SUNY Morrisville in Morrisville, New York
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Date Posted February 27, 2020
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Department: Administration

About SUNY Morrisville:

SUNY Morrisville, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the college offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 associate and bachelor degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources. 

The Morrisville campus is 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica; it is a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway with easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours).

Job Description:

SUNY Morrisville seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean, School of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Society. Reporting to and working with the Provost, and in coordination with the Dean, School of Agriculture, Business and Technology, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, accreditation and management operations that support the mission and vision of the School of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Society and its role within SUNY Morrisville's multiple campus locations.

Essential Functions: Define, communicate and execute a strategic vision for the future by articulating the distinctive needs and opportunities of the School; support and continue a collaborative, innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and a balance of teaching, research, and service within the School; drive and implement change management within and across academic programs; serve as a public voice for the College's constituents; attract external funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations, and interested donors to support the College's mission and develop relevant industry and professional partnerships; through inspired leadership and along with department chairs, assure the continued prominence of the faculty by prioritizing the recruitment, continued development and retention of faculty which will promote and enhance a strong research agenda and inspire excellence in teaching and learning best practices; recruit and recommend candidates for chairperson, director and program coordinators; identify opportunities in emerging areas of agriculture, technology and sustainability for new academic and research programs and interdisciplinary initiatives; advocate internally for resources to support a growing research agenda, faculty, and student population; maintenance, oversight and accountability for School's budget


Minimum Qualifications: An earned Doctorate in a field related to the School; possess a record of recognized achievement in teaching, research, and service that would warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of professor in the college; three years of leadership/administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Provide dedicated commitment to establish and grow high quality educational, research and service programs; ability to define, articulate and execute a strategic vision for the future of the college to both internal and external constituencies; ability to support and cultivate a distinguished, accomplished, and diverse faculty; outstanding communication skills with strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead with integrity, transparency and accountability; ability to lead effective development and fundraising activities.


Additional Information:

SUNY Morrisville is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences, and prohibits discrimination in employment based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means.  We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EEO/ADA

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.    

Application Instructions:

Applications are being accepted through Fusco Personnel, Inc


Please note: Application materials must be sent to the e-mail address indicated. Any materials submitted to this online system will not be considered. 

Fusco Personnel takes great pride in successfully matching talent and culture for our valued clients.  We accomplish this through the hard work and expertise of our exemplary specialty recruiters and staff. Fusco Personnel is a NYS Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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