Dean for School of Science & Allied Health

Dean for School of Science & Allied Health


Job ID: 25733

Location: Medgar Evers College

Full/Part Time:

Regular/Temporary: Regular



Medgar Evers College (MEC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of twenty-five campuses within the dynamic City University New York (CUNY) System. Named for the slain civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education.


Medgar Evers College (MEC) received a $10.8 million grant from New York City to enable MEC to establish a new School that would expand offerings in health-related majors. The new School was approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees in the Spring of 2022, under the name, the School of Science and Allied Health.


With MEC’s strong social justice mission, this newly established School of Science and Allied Health will be distinctive. Through the development of more high-demand healthcare degree programs, culturally inclusive occupational internships, and exceptionally strong mentoring, our bold commitment to healthcare equity will make this School of Science and Allied Health unique to CUNY, New York City, our various stakeholders, our medically underserved communities and health professional shortage areas, where our graduates will serve. The new School, offering six B.S. degree programs, two Associate degree programs and a certificate program in Practical Nursing will be organized into two new Divisions, the Division of Science and the Division of Allied Health, under the leadership of a Dean and an Assistant Dean. The Division of Science will include the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Department of Mathematics, and the Department of Physics and Computer Science. The Division of Allied Health will include the Department of Nursing and a new bachelor’s program in Community Health.


The Dean is responsible for the school's general academic and administrative management, maintenance of content and quality of the school's academic programs; curriculum, and faculty; development of school's strategic and operational plans and manage the school’s budget. Reporting to the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will promote high quality teaching and academic programs, as well as grant funded research and service-related activities.


Responsibilities of the Dean include:

  • Providing visionary and strategic leadership
  • Supporting high quality teaching, faculty research, and professional activities
  • Fostering academic planning and innovative curricular and scholarly development.
  • Encouraging grant writing and submission of research grants
  • Ensuring effective management of financial resources including budget planning and management
  • Supporting faculty recruitment, review, and development
  • Enhancing engagement with alumni and the community
  • Encouraging innovations in using technology
  • Supporting the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Fostering academic, and non-academic activities to increase the school's visibility within CUNY and the community


Vaccine Mandate

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.



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.


The successful candidate must possess an earned Ph.D. degree from a regionally-accredited institution in a discipline represented in the school, at least five years of academic leadership at the level of department chair or above and a successful track record in obtaining external funding.


Preferred characteristics: vision, creativity and strong leadership skills with capability of both nurturing and of making tough decisions. Experience with discipline-specific accreditation, capacity to cultivate excellence in teaching, and funded research; encourage innovative program growth, proven ability to manage fiscal and physical resources, a track record of working with a diverse group of faculty, students, and administrators, as well as with school partners and the broader scientific community, superior communication and organizational skills, and a personal and professional commitment to diversity.






Salary commensurate with education and experience.


Salary Range: $102,572 - $170,000.


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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January 30, 2023



CUNY Job Posting: Executive



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