Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). The Dean is the school’s chief executive and academic officer and reports to the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Chancellor. Joining a talented and experienced university-wide team of Deans that works together closely and well, the dean will be highly collaborative and passionately committed to the social justice mission of the University. The incoming Dean will leverage the School’s many strengths and identify partnerships, both internally and externally, to enhance, support, and grow GSAPP's programs. The Dean will also be called to think creatively about developing new revenue streams and how best to anticipate and respond to post-pandemic challenges and opportunities facing the University and School alike.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Enhances and inspires an academic climate that promotes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Provides leadership to develop a collaborative, cohesive, and innovative vision and strategic plan that focuses on equity, anti-racism, and social justice among all academic programs, research, and administration at GSAPP.
Creates an environment of mutual respect that supports a socially responsible and just community, enhances cultural diversity, strives for equity and inclusion, and inspires others to work toward common goals. Maintain an educational environment that supports the interests and needs of under-represented groups.
Supports, develops, recommends, implements, and evaluates high quality innovative academic programs for GSAPP.
Promotes the School's academic and research activities. Coordinate the overall assessment and evaluation of the college's programs.
Provides leadership for ongoing accreditation of programs and unit approval by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board and any other accreditation sought by the School.
Provides leadership and supervision that emphasize a commitment to inclusion and equity in the recruitment, hiring, promotion, tenure, evaluation, and professional development of diverse faculty and staff of GSAPP.
Directs the work of faculty and staff, including the approval of faculty assignments and staff position descriptions, training and orientation of new employees, approval and/or critique of work and performance, and approval of time records and leave requests.
Develops and strengthen cooperative arrangements with other units at the University and with other institutions to expand and improve services to university students, faculty, and the broader community.
Represents the University within the academic and local community, as well as professionally related activities of the local, state, regional, and national levels to build relationships that support the work of the School.
Participates in university planning, policy-making, and executive leadership. Manage complex tasks and adapt to changing institutional priorities using a collaborative and collegial work style.
Develops, reviews, and approves all college program planning, budgets, and fiscal plans, and implement strategies within the approved budget framework
Serves on the Chancellor's Dean's Council and the President's Administrative Cabinet.
Identifies, cultivates, involves, and solicits the university's community, alumni, and friends in developing and sustaining an active external fundraising program.
Strengthens external partnerships and relationships with donors, alumni, and granting organizations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
An earned doctorate and administrative experience at the level of Department Chair, Associate Dean, Dean, or equivalent.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
An earned doctorate in a discipline appropriate to GSAPP.
Administrative experience at the level of Department Chair, Associate Dean, Dean, or equivalent.
A record of academic achievement requisite for a tenured senior faculty appointment in the School, preferably at the rank of Full Professor
A record of proven leadership and administrative experience relevant to the work of the School.
Evidence of a strong commitment to the goals of urban, public higher education serving diverse populations.
Experience with accreditation processes and program assessment.
Excellent skills in oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
Experience in fundraising, community building, and networking.
Demonstrated engagement with and success in obtaining federal, state, and private grants.
Experience in fiscal affairs, faculty and staff development, and promoting university and community relations.
Demonstrated accomplishments in innovative partnerships and policy development.
Posting Number: 21ST0071
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 124862
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.