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Dean, College of Education
Kean University in Union, New Jersey
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Date Posted March 24, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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 additional locations in Ocean County, New Jersey - Kean Ocean and Jefferson, New Jersey - Kean Skylands. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

The College of Education is composed of three schools - Global Education and Early Learning; Health and Human Performance; and Special Education and Literacy. The Kean University Child Care Center and the Office of Teacher Certification and Alternate Route Programs also report to the College Dean. 

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean acts as the senior academic and administrative officer of the College of Education and assumes overall responsibility for the development, modification and administration of programs and personnel necessary to meet the academic needs of the students served by the college and for the fostering of excellence in programs, instruction and research within the related disciplines. The Dean is the chief academic, administrative and scheduling officer of the College and is responsible for implementing all University policies pertaining to the College. 

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 a higher education environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university is required. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. Knowledge of and experience with state and national accreditation standards is required. Other qualifications include the 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.

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, via email to vpaajobs@kean.edu. 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.

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