Dean of the School of Education
Application deadline: March 6, 2024
Senior Consultant: Maya Kirkhope
Associate Consultant: Elizabeth Varner
The State University of New York New Paltz (New Paltz), a selective and highly regarded, public, four-year university of more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic officer of the School of Education, responsible for the vision, strategic leadership, and operational management of the academic programs and personnel for the School. New Paltz is located in the scenic Hudson Valley, about 75 miles from metropolitan New York City and from the state capital of Albany. The new Dean is to assume office in July 2024.
SUNY New Paltz seeks a Dean who is committed to the School of Education and the institution’s distinctive mission and values, and seeks to champion and elevate its innovative, diverse, and pragmatic character. The School of Education enrolls more than 500 undergraduate and more than 450 graduate students in baccalaureate degree-granting programs in Early Childhood/Childhood and Adolescence Education; master’s degrees in Childhood and Adolescence Education, Literacy, Special Education, TESOL, and Social Justice Education; as well as Certificates of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership. The next Dean will have the opportunity to leverage momentum from the School and the institution’s recent successes and must possess a record of superb leadership and the management skills necessary to build on the School of Education’s record of growth.
Maya Ranchod Kirkhope of Academic Search is assisting with this national search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to NewPaltzDeanSOE@academicsearch.org. Although application materials will be accepted until the time that a new Dean is selected, candidates should submit materials by March 6, 2024, for the most favorable consideration. For more information about the institution, position, qualifications and application process, please review the search prospectus, available for download below. Additional information about SUNY New Paltz is available at https://www.newpaltz.edu/.
SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members–students, faculty and staff. The University’s commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The State University of New York New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.