DEAN OF THE MAXWELL SCHOOL OF CITIZENSHIP AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS


The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Type

Admin / dean

Location

Syracuse

United States

Location

United States

Syracuse

Type

Admin / dean


The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration, and international relations.  Through the integration of foundational academic and applied research and excellent teaching about domestic, transnational, and global institutions and citizenship, the Maxwell School makes outstanding contributions to knowledge, education, policy, and social change.   The Maxwell School is home to seven social science departments as well as undergraduate and graduate programs in public affairs and international relations.  Maxwell is the second largest of Syracuse University’s 11 schools and colleges, with approximately 2,800 social science majors and graduate students. Each year, Maxwell’s 155 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members instruct more than 5,000 Syracuse University undergraduates (among them 2,000 students majoring in social science programs and enrolled through The College of Arts and Sciences), teach upwards of 800 matriculated graduate students, and direct a rich array of programs for mid-career executives, ranging from intensive short-term workshops to full master’s degrees. The Syracuse University and Maxwell School communities seek a Dean who will harness the vast potential of the singular institution that is the Maxwell School and will provide innovative leadership that leverages its strengths in pursuit of its and the University’s strategic goals.  Approaching its 92nd year, the Maxwell School is uniquely poised to enhance its current programs while expanding its international scope and impact by embracing the pressing and emergent questions and problems posed by rapid globalization and urbanization. Several distinctive challenges will face the incoming Dean; his/her leadership to respond and capitalize on these challenges will do much to define the future path and successes of the School: * Capitalizing on the opportunities created by the integration of the International Relations and Public Administration professional degree programs. * Enhancing research and teaching in strategic ways that build on the disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests of the School. * Enhancing the national, and international visibility of the School. * Continuing to work with the Arts and Sciences Dean on governance, institutional structures, and processes. * Fundraising to support the School’s academic agenda. * Enhancing the diversity of the faculty, staff, and students. * Addressing physical space constraints.    Maxwell’s next Dean will possess the depth of experience and breadth of vision commensurate with the record of achievement and aspirations of a world-renowned institution. Successful deans may come from a variety of backgrounds, although it is expected that top candidates will reflect the outstanding academic credentials of the faculty they wish to lead and possess a record of scholarship sufficient to be named a full professor at the Maxwell School.  Critical to the role, candidates must have demonstrated the capacity and enthusiasm to engage with faculty and support their professional endeavors.  The Dean is the chief administrative officer of the College and, thus, should possess experience managing in a complex organizational environment (e.g., at or above the departmental level), including a record of successfully addressing recruiting, retention, budgetary, and personnel challenges.  Ideally, candidates will also have demonstrated proficiency in serving as the external representative and advocate for an institution or cause and have a record of successful fundraising.  The College is being assisted in this process by Spencer Stuart.  To comment on the search, nominate an individual, or express personal interest in the position, please write to the search’s confidential email address: MaxwellDean@SpencerStuart.com [1] /Syracuse University is committed to equity and inclusion, and it is expected that the successful candidate will further this commitment.  The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer./ [1] mailto:MaxwellDean@SpencerStuart.com