Dean of The New School for Social Research, Inc.

San Francisco, California

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The New School | Dean of the New School for Social Research
New York, New York

The New School, located in the heart of New York City, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of The New School for Social Research (NSSR), a graduate institution well known for progressive scholarship and historically grounded education in the social sciences and philosophy. NSSR sits within the larger nexus of The New School, where it is one of 6 schools, each led by an executive dean.

The new Dean of the NSSR will be a transformational and inclusive leader with a record of achievement in leadership, management, and scholarship characterized by equity and social justice. As a steward of NSSR's great critical legacy, the new Dean will ensure that the institution remains at the forefront of progressive and diverse research and pedagogy in the social sciences and philosophy and will develop and maintain a thriving and preeminent intellectual community among faculty, students, and staff inside and out of the classroom. Together with the President, the Provost, fellow Deans and other leadership, the Dean of the NSSR will partner to advance the "four pillars" for the New School's future: to be a higher education leader for equity, inclusion, and social justice; to actively engage in civic and cultural life beyond our campus; to achieve the highest standards of service and support for our students and to become and even more academically and operationally integrated university.

Candidate Profile
Successful candidates will have a record of leadership and administrative experience in complex higher-education settings and an exemplary record in teaching and research that merits an appointment at the level of full professor. They will have a leadership approach that aligns with the culture and values of NSSR and The New School, including: a strong commitment to interdisciplinary and community-based teaching and research; an abiding commitment to, and experience advancing, equity, inclusion, social justice in higher education; a belief in shared governance and collaborative, transparent decision making; and a commitment to academic freedom.

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Compensation and Benefits
Salary range of $230-250k plus subsidized healthcare, 10% retirement contributions, and tuition benefits. If the selected candidate relocates to the NYC area, the university will provide an annual stipend of $5k during the incumbent's tenure in the role, in addition to relocation assistance.

Amy Sugin and Laurie Casteen of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role or nominate a candidate for consideration please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request accommodation for the interview process.

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

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