Dean of the School for Graduate Studies

Dean of the School for Graduate Studies

SUNY Empire State College seeks applications for an inspiring, experienced, and accomplished leader to serve as Dean of the School for Graduate Studies. The Dean is the main spokesperson for the School for Graduate Studies and has primary responsibility for administration of the college’s graduate programs.  The School for Graduate Studies is dynamic, growing, and dedicated to providing high quality graduate education. The School offers master’s programs and graduate certificates in business, management and leadership; teaching and learning; policy and community development; and liberal studies.  The School is exploring opportunities for growth, including through professional doctorates.

The Dean will work closely with senior academic administrators, Dean and Associate Dean colleagues, and members of the School for Graduate Studies to develop and implement a shared vision for the School. An Associate Dean of The School for Graduate Studies assists the Dean with day-to-day operations of the School. The successful candidate will be an active and effective advocate for the School, and for graduate faculty, both within Empire State College and in the larger community in New York State and beyond. The Dean of The School for Graduate Studies will engage in outreach to potential academic partners and represent the School to local communities and businesses.

Responsibilities of the Dean for The School for Graduate Studies include:

  • Supervision of full and part time faculty
  • Facilitating new program development and working with faculty to ensure ongoing program quality
  • Budget development and management
  • Oversight of operational processes in the School for Graduate Studies
  • Strategic planning, in conjunction with college-wide strategic and academic plans
  • Participation in Provost’s Cabinet and Provost’s Council
  • Developing partnerships with educational institutions and with public and private entities
  • Representing the college and the School for Graduate Studies to external stakeholders
  • Ensuring adherence to all relevant college, state, and federal policies and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university or comparable non-U.S. university
  • College-level teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level
  • A record of scholarly achievement consistent with the rank of advanced Associate or Full Professor
  • Familiarity with accreditation procedures, processes, and policies
  • 3 years’ experience as an associate dean or program/department chair, or equivalent, preferably at the graduate level
  • Demonstrated success with strategic planning initiatives throughout the planning lifecycle
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience developing and managing budgets

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning
  • Experience in online and blended teaching formats
  • Experience in a role involving the supervision of faculty
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment
  • Program development experience
  • Track record of partnership development
  • Record of successful grant applications and administration

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Applications Due: Open until filled, application review will begin immediately.


Empire State College is an EOE employer.