Residential College Dean

Connecticut, United States
29 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

Every undergraduate student at Yale is assigned to one of fourteen distinctive and vibrant living communities called residential colleges. Every college houses a Head and a Dean who share responsibility for the operation of the college. Residential College Deans provide academic and personal counseling to undergraduates; administer and participate in residential college functions, including housing and extracurricular activities, serve on Yale College committees, and teach one or two courses per year. The Dean resides in an apartment within the college, has an office in the college and receives a meal plan in the college dining hall. Living quarters will be suitable for families, if applicable. The dean must have an advanced degree and be qualified to teach courses in Yale College. If you have questions about the search process please email David Caruso at

Yale College may have an opening for a residential college dean for academic year 2021-2022. We do not have a confirmed opening at this time.

Essential Duties

  1. Provides academic and personal counseling to undergraduates in the residential college.
  2. Advises and assists students in matters concerning their academic programs.
  3. Applies and enforces the academic regulations of Yale College. Authorizes postponement of work.
  4. Maintains close collaboration with the Registrar's Office and the Yale College Dean's Office. As needed, refers students to resources, offices, or persons that can be of assistance to them; serves in a continuing collaborating role with these sources of support and counseling.
  5. As a supervisor of freshman advisers, works closely with the College Fellows and Faculty Advisers to advise the freshmen of the college.
  6. Writes letters of recommendation for fellowship or postgraduate work or study; serves as custodian of students’ placement file in the college Dean's office.
  7. Cooperates whenever necessary in the enforcement and application of the Undergraduate Regulations that govern the conduct of students.
  8. Teaches one or two courses a year.
  9. Cooperates in a wide variety of college activities with the Head of the college.
  10. Serves in various capacities on Yale College committees.
  11. Resides in the residential college.
  12. May perform other duties assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree and qualified to teach in Yale College and experience in working with undergraduates, especially in a teaching or advising role or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Skilled in working with undergraduates, especially in a teaching or advising role.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Qualified to teach courses in Yale College.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Advanced degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent.

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Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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