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 of Business and Public Management is composed of four schools – Criminal Justice and Public Administration; Accounting and Finance; Management and Marketing; and Global Business. The College also hosts a New Jersey Small Business Development Center.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the senior academic and administrative leader of the College of Business and Public Management and will provide leadership in the areas of research, teaching and University and community service. The Dean will also assume a leadership role in external fundraising; work closely with faculty in curricular matters, including the ongoing development of dynamic academic programs; and accelerate the development of the College as a distinctive and regional center for education, research and community service within the business-related fields.
Qualifications: 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 is required. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. Other qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to the business disciplines; ability to lead through collaborative and shared decision making; the ability to sustain a strong and collegial relationship with faculty, staff, students and administrators; a successful record in budget development and strategic planning; ability to effectively balance advocacy for the College with the needs of the wider University community; an understanding of the role of information technology; the ability to work with a culturally diverse population; and a demonstrated ability to interact with the broader business, education and research and development communities.
Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean will play a key role in realizing the academic mission of the college. Specific responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategies, procedures and metrics for the recruitment, advisement and enrollment of students in the College; working on accreditation and outcomes assessment activities for all business programs; working with the Dean, Assistant Dean and the departments/schools on special programs and in managing course offerings; and other duties as assigned. It will be particularly important for the associate dean to foster strong partnerships with the global business community.
Qualifications: A terminal degree or combination of experience in an academic or professional field related to the disciplines within the college and a minimum of four years of progressive experience in a higher education environment combining academic instruction and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. The ideal candidate will have professional work experience outside of the USA; demonstrated leadership skills; the ability to create and manage external partnerships; professional staff supervision experience; budget management experience; the ability to work with a culturally diverse population; strong customer service orientation; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and strong written and verbal communication skills.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, College of Business and Public Management, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ, 07083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications preferred. Previous applicants need not apply. 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.