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Kean University

  • Jun. 20, 2017
  • Dean
  • Nathan Weiss Graduate College
  • Kean University
    Union, NJ
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
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  • Graduate Education
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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.

The College is composed of seven schools/departments offering thirteen degree granting programs. The schools/departments include: Communication Disorders and Deafness, Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Advanced Studies in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Graduate Social Work. The University also offers over eighty options for graduate study in other academic units with the Nathan Weiss Graduate College offering support and oversight in various administrative capacities.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the senior academic and administrative leader of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College and will provide leadership in the areas of teaching, research and university and community service. The Dean is also expected to work closely with faculty and other Deans in curricular matters, including the development of strong and innovative academic programs.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree or combination of experience in an academic or professional field related to the disciplines within the college; a record of distinguished academic or professional achievement; and a minimum of five years of progressive experience in management or a higher education environment. Experience in related research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. Other qualifications include: demonstrated ability to lead through collaborative and shared decision making and the ability to sustain a strong and collegial relationship with faculty, staff, students and administrators; experience with faculty and student research; a successful record in budget development and strategic planning; ability to balance advocacy for the college with the needs of the wider university community; an understanding of the role of information technology in business, science and education; and a demonstrated ability to interact with the broader business, education, science and research and development communities.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Graduate Dean Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ, 07083 or email Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to appointment.

  • Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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  • Graduate Dean Search Committee Chairperson
    Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083


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