Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Business

SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Business. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the senior academic leader responsible for providing strategic direction, academic oversight, and administrative management of the School. The Dean will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to enhance the academic programs, research initiatives, and community engagement within the School. The position is available July 1, 2024.

SUNY Oneonta has retained Academic Search to facilitate the search. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Senior Consultant, Eric Richtmyer, who is available to share more about the position and the application process with all interested parties. Dr. Richtmyer can be reached by email at, or by telephone at 202-334-4049. 

Founded in 1889, SUNY Oneonta is a regional, comprehensive university located in central New York State. Part of the network of 64 campuses that make up the State University of New York System, the University enrolls about 6,000 students who pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Within the student body, 60.4% identify as female and 26.7% are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.

The School of Liberal Arts and Business (SLAB) offers 19 baccalaureate degree programs in 13 academic departments, a blend of professional and liberal arts studies. The School houses the departments of Africana and LatinX Studies, Art, Business, Communication and Media, Economics, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Theatre, and Women’s and Gender Studies. 

For more information about the institution, position, qualifications, and application process, please download the full position profile from the Academic Search website. Nominations and applications should be sent to To ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, applications should be received by Monday, March 25, 2024. When submitting a nomination, please include the nominee’s full name, position, institution, and email address.

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