Dean of Graduate Studies​

LIM College
New York City, New York (US)
21 Sep 2022
21 Oct 2022

LIM College - The Business of Fashion & Lifestyle is currently seeking candidates for the position of Dean of Graduate Studies​.

This position is a Hybrid 1 role; it is scheduled to be on campus a minimum of 3 days/week, with the option to work remotely 1-2 days/week. 

Located in the heart of New York City since 1939, LIM is focused on the business of fashion and lifestyle. With majors ranging from Fashion Media and Fashion Merchandising to The Business of Cannabis, Consumer Analytics, and more, LIM prepares students for career success through an approach grounded in real-world experience and learning by doing. Offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs both on campus and online, LIM provides students with the education, experience, and connections to become successful business leaders in the global fashion and lifestyle industry.

The Dean of Graduate Studies (DGS) will be an entrepreneurial educator who will create and implement an innovative strategic vision for the dynamic future of the Graduate Department. The DGS will spearhead the development of partnerships with industry, will design a strategic graduate student enrollment plan, and will work collaboratively with the Office of Marketing and Communications to tell the compelling story of an LIM College graduate education. The DGS will also be responsible for all aspects of graduate study at LIM College, collaborating with a team of graduate faculty along with the Associate Chair to hire and mentor faculty, develop curricula, maintain the quality of existing programs as well as create new programs, and oversee advisement of graduate students.


Develop and implement a short-term and long-term plan for the dynamic future of the department, leading to the refinement of existing programs and the launch of new programs. Collaborate with Enrollment Services and Marketing and Communications to develop and implement a short-term and long-term strategic enrollment plan, with the goal of attracting new audiences. Spearhead development of partnerships with industry in collaboration with External Relations and Alumni Affairs to develop relationships with companies to establish LIM as an educational provider. Provide leadership to the Graduate Studies Department, overseeing full and part-time faculty, departmental staff, and student workers. Remain abreast of current trends in higher education, using these to inform the vision for the graduate department. Collaborate with the Office of Career and Internship Services to ensure that the experiential education component of all students is supported. Serve as an active member of the Provost’s Council, Faculty Council, Academic Affairs Council, and other committees as assigned. Work collaboratively with other academic and administrative departments as well as the Office of Student Affairs in the furtherance of LIM’s graduate student experience. Oversee budget for the graduate department Oversee the institutional assessment process by tracking and providing program specific data for institutional and program assessment needs  Engage in service to the department and the College. Perform other duties as assigned.


·Master’s Degree required.

·10 + years of experience working in higher education and/or equivalent industry experience.

·Experience working in business preferred but not required.

·Business writing and presentation experience.

·Higher ed trends and best practices in pedagogy and/or industry knowledge.

·College level teaching experience is preferred but not required.