Dean of Natural and Social Sciences - Lehman College (CUNY) in Bronx New York

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Lehman College (CUNY)

Bronx, New York 10468

United States


Detailed Job Description

Lehman College of The City University of New York is seeking to recruit an experienced and inspiring leader to serve as the Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences. The Dean provides academic and administrative leadership for the undergraduate and graduate programs within the School and participates in the development of College-wide policies. S/he now supervises thirteen academic departments: Anthropology; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics and Business; Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences; Health Sciences*; Mathematics and Computer Science; Nursing*; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science; Psychology, Social Work*; and Sociology. The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as a member of the Provost’s Council through which the Dean participates in the formulation, evaluation, and administration of College policy. The position announcement, which includes a full job description and qualifications, is posted on the Lehman College website at

[*The College anticipates that the departments of Nursing, Health Sciences, and Social Work—currently within the School of Natural and Social Sciences—will form a new School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing during the Summer of 2013. Thus, potential applicants from these areas are urged to consider applying for the new position.]


An earned doctorate in one of the disciplines within the School; a record of academic achievement in the discipline meriting appointment as a tenured full Professor; University teaching experience complemented by a superior research and scholarly record; a record of proven leadership and administrative experience related to the work of the School (service as a departmental chair or equivalent preferred); demonstrated engagement with and success in obtaining federal, state and private grants; experience in fiscal affairs, faculty and staff development, and promoting university and community relations; and evidence of a strong commitment to the goals of urban, public higher education serving diverse populations.


Submit a letter of application, up to 1000 words, outlining experience in research, administration and teaching, and interest in public higher education, along with a complete Curriculum Vita and the names of three references with telephone and email contact information. Submit to: Professor Ira Bloom, Search Chair, Search Committee for Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, c/o Office of the President, Lehman College/CUNY, 250 Bedford West Boulevard, Shuster Hall, Room 352

Herbert H. Lehman College is a senior liberal arts college in The City University of New York. Established in 1968, the College serves a multicultural student body of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students on a beautiful 37-acre campus in the northwest Bronx. With programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional education, Lehman embraces diversity and actively engages students in their academic, personal, and professional development. The College also serves the region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center.


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
  • Bronx
  • New York
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Lehman
  • Executive
  • College
  • University
  • Science
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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