Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Adelphi University invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of the College of Arts and Sciences. We are looking for a proven, inspirational and collaborative leader capable of bringing a bold, creative vision as well as strong organizational and management skills to the position.

Located just 23 miles from New York City, Adelphi is a private university in the midst of one of the most dynamic phases of its 122-year history. With record enrollments, an increasingly diverse student body and faculty, expanding graduate programs and growing financial and administrative strength, Adelphi is being transformed just as it is transforming the lives of its students through its personalized approach to higher education. The University is a doctoral granting institution with eight colleges and schools and more than 100 different degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional levels serving nearly 8,100 students.

The College of Arts and Sciences comprises 18 academic departments stretching across the traditional spectrum of arts and sciences disciplines. There are 126 full-time and 293 part-time faculty and nearly 1,900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students obtaining their B.A., B.S., B.F.A., M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. degrees. The College is also home to the University’s general education and first-year experience programs, the latter of which provides all students with foundational learning in the liberal arts and sciences. For detailed information on College programs, see

Reporting to the provost, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is responsible for the administration and leadership of the unit and works collaboratively with other deans. She/he is responsible for all curricula within the College (including the administration of General Education requirements) and oversees more than 20 departments and chairs, faculty recruitment, mentoring, and review, course planning, student recruitment and retention, assessment and accreditation-related activities, budget preparation and oversight and supervision of support staff. Some of the priorities for the next dean include, but are not limited to: championing a liberal arts education; creating a collaborative vision for the College, growing interdisciplinary programs, enhancing research and creative activity and fundraising. For more details, see:

This position is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019. The salary and benefits will be competitive. For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest in confidence electronically to:

Jim Sirianni, Partner

Lindsay Allison, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce. It strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and veterans. Adelphi University is an EEO/AA employer.