Dean, College of Education



Job description

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford.

Rowan University seeks candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Education. Rowan University is a comprehensive and Carnegie-designated high research institution with approximately 19,000 students. The main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. The University boasts nine academic units–William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well as the Schools of Biomedical Science, Health Professions, and Earth and Environment. The University also has formal partnerships with Rowan College at Burlington County and Rowan College at Gloucester County.

The College of Education has approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four departments. The College has 9 Professional Development Schools and the Center for Access, Success, and Equity (CASE). CASE is home to the PhD in Education Program, ASPIRE, an Alternate Route Teacher Preparation Program, the Early Childhood Leadership Institute, and the Learning Resource South Regional Assistance Center. The College of Education provides direct services and supports to the Rowan University Community and the broader community through the Early Childhood Demonstration Center, which serves preschool-age children and provides field and clinical experiences for early childhood candidates, Special Education Assessment Center, and Reading Clinic. The annual operating budget for the College is approximately seven million dollars with an auxiliary budget of approximately five hundred thousand dollars to support the College’s strategic priorities. The College has 85 faculty and staff, including 61 tenured and tenure track faculty, and is accredited by NCATE (now CAEP) as well as CACREP.

The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and will lead faculty and staff who are committed to social justice and equity. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean provides strong leadership and strategic direction for the academic departments, programs and initiatives within a complex fiscal environment.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and visionary leader with evidence of a deep commitment to addressing issues of access, success, and equity in P-20 education. The Dean will be committed to supporting faculty and staff in preparing education professionals who use education to transform our global society. The College has developed a number of programs and initiatives that address persistent issues in P-20 education and are grounded in an understanding of the interconnectedness of diversity, social justice and equity. The Dean will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution with a distinguished academic record appropriate for appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in one of the academic disciplines within the College of Education.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity
  • Experience in managing multiple budgets
  • Experience with strategic planning
  • Experience managing personnel
  • Demonstrated evidence of program development and management
  • Demonstrated record of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Demonstrated record of recruiting and supporting diverse students, faculty and staff
  • Significant accomplishments in research and teaching
  • Experience leading national accreditation
  • Demonstrated record of community engagement and fundraising
  • Experience supporting research and innovation

The position will be available September 1, 2019. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply

In order to be assured of a full review, applications should be received by March 25, however the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications must contain a letter of interest that includes a vision statement and clear description of qualifications, a current CV, and names and contact information for three references. All applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at

Inquiries only may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Rick Dammers, at [email protected].

Rowan University is a public university in Glassboro, New Jersey, USA with a satellite campus in Camden, New Jersey. The school was founded in 1923 as Glassboro Normal School on a twenty-five acre site donated by the town