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Associate Dean – Global and Online Programs

St. John's University

Queens, New York 11439
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Associate Dean – Global and Online Programs

College of Professional Studies (CPS)

Fall 2017


Job Description:

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) at St. John’s University is seeking to recruit a full-time administrator at the level of Associate Dean for Global and Online Programs. CPS has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 4000 students in 28 undergraduate and 4 graduate level programs. For more information visit

General Responsibilities:

The Associate Dean for Global and Online Programs, under direction from the Dean of CPS, focuses on developing the College international, online and executive programs, with a particular focus on developing new partnerships and enrollment diversification initiatives online and abroad. The Associate Dean works closely with the faculty in identifying engagements and opportunities to achieve international prominence in scholarly and applied research, particularly in professional areas. S/He defines and develops areas for CPS expansion in non-traditional student segments. The Associate Dean is primarily involved in international academic and professional outreach. The key goal of this position is to increase the visibility of the College of Professional Studies and to develop new Centers of Excellence, particularly in distinguishing programs in homeland security, cyber-security, computer science, and communications, and other key professional programs.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Act as key leader for the establishment and coordination of high growth international and online programs and initiatives
  • Participate in the CPS Strategic Planning Committee and contribute to the development of CPS Annual Report, CPS Annual Plan and University Strategic Plan Updates, representing the Dean, when necessary
  • Develop relationships with local and global organizations to attract new market segments (professional and corporate) to specialized, executive programs, particularly in the technology sector
  • In collaboration with other CPS Associate Deans, develop and market online programs with growth potential both at the graduate and undergraduate level
  • Increase CPS reputation and branding in the intl. academic and professional communities
  • Other duties, as assigned


This position is seeking to recruit international scholars with an outstanding record of scholarly research, teaching and service that would warrant the appointment at the full-professor level. Given CPS focus on building new laboratories spaces in the area of security (specifically, cyber-security, homeland security, computer science, technological innovation and communications), preference will be given to candidates with a background in STEM disciplines, with a particular focus on computer science, information management, and computer security. A Ph.D. degree and significant scholarly work in related disciplines (information assurance, electrical and computer engineering, engineering management) will also be considered. The successful candidate will have a record of success in program building at the global, online and executive / professional levels. Experience with developing and managing international programs is required. Strong competence in program assessment and familiarity with ABET or other similar accreditation standards is a plus.


St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget.  We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce.  Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. 

St. John's University ( founded in 1870 is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today’s global society. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and exciting study abroad offerings. Our quality springs from an institutional vision of excellence and service. Students come from nearly 50 states and close to 120 foreign countries to pursue more than 100 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, business, education, law, pharmacy, the sciences, and specialized professional programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. St. John’s has three residential New York City campuses; international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations in Seville, Spain, and around the world. The University's Division I athletic program offers 17 men's and women's programs in the Big East Conference.

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