Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Education

US-NY-Old Westbury
12 months ago(1/18/2017 4:13 PM)
Job ID
Academic Affairs
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Executives - Deans



Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include: School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Management; College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the newly formed School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education.


As Chief Academic Officer of the school, the Dean will report to the Provost and be responsible for developing, leading, and implementing strategic planning related to program and curriculum development, and facilitating research initiatives with faculty and staff. The Dean will oversee the budget and enrollment activity planning, and will lead communications about the school. This will include internal efforts to make NYIT an intellectual community that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration as well as external development, including fundraising for the School. Through regular engagement with students and staff, as well as faculty, the Dean will identify, nurture, and enable interdisciplinary projects and programs.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activity sufficient to meet the qualifications required for the assignment of faculty rank of Professor. An earned doctorate and a significant, successful tenure as a senior-level administrator in higher education is greatly preferred. The incoming Dean will have experience with design and delivery of creative educational technology, global education, and multi­disciplinary collaboration and have knowledge of higher education budgeting, planning, personnel, and curricular assessment processes. In addition to excellent communication, teamwork, consensus building, and organizational skills, the incoming Dean will be an adept diplomat. The successful candidate will be an individual with passion and a sense of humor, a self-starter who possesses a keen interest in K-12 and higher education, with both personal and professional interdisciplinary experience.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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