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Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
DATE:   12/14/2012
JOB TITLE:   Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
WORK LOCATION:   Dunleavy Hall
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs


Under general supervision, the Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences has primary responsibility for the general administration of the college, and also to foster and nurture the growth and academic excellence of the college in accordance with the mission of the university.


Responsible for the initial recruitment and appointment of quality faculty.

Responsible for the evaluation, retention, and promotion of quality faculty.

Provide leadership in curriculum development and evaluation.

Monitor the evaluation of students.

Supervise the distribution and management of college resources.

Provide leadership in program innovation and development.

Responsible for sustaining and increasing enrollments (a duty shared with Enrollment Management).

Advise and council the VPAA on matters relating to the college.

Oversee course scheduling.

Participate in university committees when asked to do so.

Participate in public and professional activities.

Provide regular performance review feedback to non-faculty staff on such essential duties including but not limited to evaluating staff adherence to NCAA rules and regulations and affirmative action efforts;

Faculty and staff are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all confidential and proprietary information (including but not limited to: student personal information, student grades, employee personal information, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  If a faculty or staff member has a question about the confidentiality of a particular matter, he/she should consult their supervisor.  Any violation of this rule shall subject the faculty /staff member to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment

eview and apply all policies and procedures outlined in the university Affirmative Action Plan

Perform other duties as assigned.


28%    Responsible for faculty recruitment, retention, development and evaluation.

20%    Provide leadership in curriculum course and program development; oversees course scheduling.

20%    Responsible for student recruitment, retention and evaluation.

10%    Supervise budget and resource management.

10% Participate in committee assignments; performs reporting and  planning activities.

10%    Public and professional activities.

 2%    Consistently monitor all employees who report to this position and write a minimum of one performance review annually for each employee at a time recommended by Human Resources.


1.    Ability to provide effective management.

2.    Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office.

3.    Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

4.    Willingness to participate in professional development opportunities.

5.    Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: typewriter, calculator, copy machine, computer, printer and fax machine.

6.    Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.

7.    Ability to represent the university at functions when appropriate, such as evenings or weekends.

8.    Ability to provide creativity and energy.


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, typewriter, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


1.    Earned Ph.D. in an academic field is required.

2.    A minimum of three to five years of administrative experience is required.

3.    Obtainment of full professor status at a recognized college or university.

4.    A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. The successful candidate must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada. 

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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