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Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N), one of the nation’s foremost urban research universities, seeks a dean for the School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) to lead its faculty and programs, many of which are currently among the most distinguished in the nation.
The School of Public Affairs & Administration is a particularly important one to Rutgers – Newark as RU-N pursues its strategic vision as an anchor institution to the City of Newark and to Greater-Newark, and as a national leader in publically engaged scholarship and research. The school’s strong interdisciplinary culture, 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty and seven non-tenure track full-time faculty, 189 undergraduate majors, 554 MPA students, and 36 Ph.D. students, sit at the heart of RU-N’s mission.
The new dean of the School of Public Affairs & Administration will provide leadership to the school’s faculty as they define the vision shaping the future of the school in academic, research, community and public engagement, and resource development activities. As the academic and administrative leader for the school, the dean will set the standard for its intellectual engagement and accomplishment; provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly program, linking its vision, policies, and goals to the strategic vision for the university; and further foster an environment and community that supports the school’s faculty and students. In particular, the dean will assure that the school continues to serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality and effectiveness, promoting excellence through diversity in undergraduate and graduate programs and faculty recruitment. Supporting the university’s research mission, the dean will promote opportunities to advance the scholarly activities of the faculty, including helping secure extramural funding in support of faculty research. In pursuing these responsibilities, the dean, who reports to the chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark, will work collaboratively with the chancellor, the executive vice-chancellor and provost, and other senior administrators, deans, and department chairs at the university.
Candidates should possess an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in their field. Whether currently in the academy or outside it, candidates must possess the academic credentials and experience that qualify them for appointment as a full professor with tenure in the school and enable them to be eminent leaders of the school’s faculty.
Just 10 years old, SPAA has emerged as offering stellar programs which already rank among the nation’s most highly regarded. The new dean will be the school’s second, and will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on this exceptional and young school, the university as a whole, and the role of engaged research and scholarship in a complex urban setting.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The search is international in scope, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities andrequirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Rutgers’ consultants, Robin Mamlet and Khalilah Lawson, at email address, RUNSPAA@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination, or any other terms and conditions of employment.<!--[if gte mso 9]> <w:Ls
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