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Dean for the School of Arts & Science
Iona College in New Rochelle, New York
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Date Posted 06/19/2019
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Job Description

The School of Arts & Science seeks a leader who is innovative, visionary, creative, and most of all, passionate about the arts and sciences and the space these programs hold in our global society. The new Dean will work closely with the Provost, the Dean for the LaPenta School of Business, Chairpersons, and Faculty, providing leadership to advance the institution's priorities and develop an academic agenda that prioritizes enrollment growth and student success. Home to 28 undergraduate programs including occupational therapy, criminal justice, computer science, speech, music, mass communications, English, history and political science, and philosophy, the School is also largely responsible for the courses of study offered in the liberal education program.

Required Experience

The next Dean for the School of Arts & Science should hold an earned Ph.D. or terminal degree in a programmatic discipline of the School and bring demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship/creative activity. The successful candidate will have experience in positions of increasing responsibility in the arts and sciences, ideally at the level of department chair or above, and will demonstrate leadership including new academic program creation as well as personnel and budget management.

Instructions to Applicants:

Iona College invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean for the School of Arts & Science who will provide leadership to the School's academic programs and will report directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by February 15, 2019, can be assured full consideration.

All applications are accepted online. Please include:

  1. A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

  2. A curriculum vitae

  3. Two letters of recommendation along with the name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Please note references will not be contacted without the expressed permission of the candidate.

Institutional Profile

Iona College, a private, comprehensive Catholic college founded in 1940, is a diverse, welcoming community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. As the College prepares to enter its 80th year, Iona commits its energies and resources to the development of graduates recognized for their ethics, creativity and problem-solving abilities; their independent and adaptable thinking; their joy in lifelong learning; and their enduring integration of mind, body and spirit.

The Strategic planning process is underway and the College seeks to execute on three key themes: success of Iona students; recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff; elevating the academic distinction of the College. In recent years the college has taken action to address affordability, raise funds for student scholarships, invest in faculty and enhance the student academic and residential experience.

Located on a charming campus in New Rochelle, approximately 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan in Westchester County, New York, Iona offers over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students an intimate academic environment, dedicated faculty and the experience of a Division I athletics program. Our continued success depends on attracting and retaining a highly motivated, results-oriented and talented team. Learn more about what makes us unique: review our Mission, Vision & Values, our stories in the media and our compelling benefits. Join the Iona College team and partner with us as we Move the World!

Iona College is committed to attracting and supporting a staff and faculty of women and men that fully represents the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of the nation and our institution; as a result, we actively seek applications from individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs.

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