Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.
Kean is seeking an exceptional and committed individual to fill the position of Assistant or Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA). The AVPAA reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of all academic departments and academic programs at the University, as well as management and day-to-day oversight of selected units within the Division of Academic Affairs. The AVPAA is also responsible for overseeing and enhancing University systems and procedures for faculty recruitment, orientation and continuing professional development; curriculum support and new program development; and faculty assessment, post-tenure review and instructional delivery. The AVPAA works closely with other administrators on budgetary operations, creating division-wide policies and procedures and strategic planning.
Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college is required for appointment at either level. Six years of professional experience in higher education or a similar organization, with a minimum of three years in administration is required for an appointment at the Associate level. Four years of professional experience in higher education or a similar organization, with a minimum of two years in administration is required for an appointment at the Assistant level. A Doctorate degree is preferred and can be substituted for one year of the required experience at either level. Candidate must have excellent writing and analytical skills and a record of academic and administrative accomplishment commensurate with appointment to a high level administrative position in a large and growing university.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ, 07083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to appointment.