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Dean of Studies

Department:  Dean of Studies
Employment Group:  Administration
Date:  10/22/12

Responsible to the  Dean of the College for the oversight of academic advising of all students, the development and coordination of the senior year academic advising program, and for the provision to students and faculty of services in support of the instructional programs of the college.  The Dean will oversee all academic advising of students by providing strategic leadership in the coordination of an academic advising curriculum; appointing, training, and supervising the staff of the Office of the Dean of Studies; selecting, informing, and monitoring the advising activities of faculty first year and sophomore advisers; consulting with and providing support for department chairpersons and major advisers; informing students and faculty of relevant matters pertaining to academic policies and practices; and annually reviewing and assessing the effectiveness of programmatic efforts in the achievement of learning outcomes.  S/he will also be responsible for implementing college policies regarding degree requirements and procedures. The Dean will be responsible for readmitting students, for the policies and practices governing withdrawals, and for granting exceptions to normal administrative regulations regarding enrollment.  S/he will consult with various members of the College community including, but not limited to, the Associate Dean for Student Life, the Registrar, and members of the Dean’s Evaluation Committee. 

The ideal candidate will have seven to ten years in administrative positions with specific responsibility for at least one appropriate area of student personnel work along with an MA in Student Services, Psychology, or similar field, doctorate preferred.  Must have excellent skills in critical analysis, problem solving, and verbal and written communication with an ability to effectively educate faculty, staff, and students.  S/he must be able to synthesize a wide variety of data and compile appropriate reports using spreadsheets and other appropriate software.  Must be able to be flexible and work without much direct supervision.

For immediate consideration, e-mail a cover letter, which must include salary requirements, a resume, and three professional references to Employment Manager at hr@barnard.edu.  No telephone calls please. 

Barnard is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and from individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.