Canisius Employment Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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Work type: Full-time Staff
Location: Buffalo
Categories: Administrative/Professional

Canisius College

College of Arts and Sciences

Assistant/Associate Dean

Canisius College, a Catholic, Jesuit university, seeks a skilled, student-centered higher-education professional to serve as its next Assistant/Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. The AD will support approximately 1300 students and 95 full-time faculty in 31 majors, 50 minors, and two graduate programs. Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, the AD works with two Faculty Associate Deans, two administrative support professionals, a graduate assistant, and student aides to assist students achieve academic success. Faculty colleagues collaborate with the AD on all aspects of student achievement.

The selected candidate will administer, assess, and suggest updates to academic policies including Probation and Dismissal, Academic Integrity, Grade Change, and Grade Grievance for both Undergraduate and Graduate students. The Core Curriculum is taught primarily in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the AD helps to ensure its effective delivery and completion. The AD also works closely with colleagues across the campus in supporting students facing academic difficulty, evaluates transcripts for transfer and international students, approves requests for students to take courses at other institutions, advises students planning to study away, problem-solves complex and unexpected curricular issues, manages Independent Study requests, and attends various meetings related to student success, retention, and academic progress. The AD is also expected to work on unanticipated and special projects as assigned by the Dean.  

Applicants should have 3-5 years of higher education administrative experience in advisement, student support, academic success, or a related field. An advanced degree in higher education administration, student advisement, related areas, or discipline taught in the College of Arts & Sciences is required. The appointment will be made at either the Assistant Dean or Associate Dean level based upon the successful applicant’s skills, credentials, and experience. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to Review of credentials is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of five references who will not be contacted without permission. All materials should be submitted by April 6, 2020.

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.                

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time position. Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time employee’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees with contribution from College after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave.  Tuition benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.



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