To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to achieve diversity among faculty and staff. We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status.
The School of Education at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applications for the position of Assistant Dean of the School of Education, starting in December 2021. The position is a full-time, 12-month staff position.
The position of Assistant Dean is a full-time, non-unit position reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Education. The Assistant Dean works closely with department chairs, faculty, and students, and serves as a liaison to a variety of offices on campus, including Records and Registration, Career and Leadership, and Admissions. Duties include enrollment management; scheduling; oversight of the adjunct process; student appeals; advisement of undeclared students; committee work within the school and college; oversight of the undergraduate and graduate bulletins; staff supervision; coordination and facilitation of open houses and other recruitment events; coordination and facilitation of orientation programming and events; instruction of the 099 orientation class; and other duties as are appropriate to the candidate's strengths.
Specific duties of the position include the following:
Provide directional and administrative support to staff, faculty, and department leaders in the development and management of departmental course schedules, enrollments, and personnel databases, including FAR reports, Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin, and Schedule Changes.
Work with chairs to review enrollment trends, determine class deletions, additions, and other modifications.
Oversee advising and provide training for advisors in using systems and relevant changes.
Directly advise selected cohorts of students (e.g., open option students, students in transition, and students at risk).
Administer and oversee daily operations of the School of Education, including the design, implementation, and enforcement of School of Education policies and procedures.
Direct the ongoing communication and dissemination of pertinent information to students and staff through email, social media, and webpage.
Supervise selected staff and facilities for daily operations.
Serve as primary contact to TCNJ academic and administrative offices (e.g., Records and Registration, Admissions, Academic Affairs) and representative of the School of Education on collegewide committees, working groups, and governance.
Represent School of Education at recruitment events.
Provide ongoing support for accreditation and assessment.
Collaborate with data management team to facilitate data collection, storage, and implementation for student, staff, program, and unit-wide assessments.
Provide primary advising for School of Education undeclared students.
Provide supplemental academic support and advising for School of Education incoming first year students.
Teach 099 orientation class for first-year Elementary & Early Childhood Education (EECE) students, and collaborate with instructors of 099 secondary and special education courses, as well as the 099 class for EECE transfer students.
The ideal candidate will bring a propensity and willingness to become proficient in matters of College policy as well as the intricacies of academic programs and course offerings housed in the School of Education and Education programs in other Schools. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Education and Experience
Candidates should have a master's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the functions of the position or a field included in School of Education. Candidates with a doctoral degree and/or ABD candidates will also be considered, as will candidates with equivalent experience related to the scope of the position. At least four years of experience related to scope of the position is desired, including significant experience working directly with undergraduate students and college/university faculty. Deep experience in analytical thinking is also a requirement.
The position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Education. Qualifications for the position and personal attributes desired in the successful candidate include:
Four or more years of experience in higher education with experience related to the position.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate and informative reports and correspondence containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with a broad range of individuals and groups.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion, and grace in handling and managing sensitive student and faculty issues.
Ability to organize and prioritize work, analyze problems, and develop appropriate work methods; ability to use computers and software with ease including Microsoft applications, web-based tools and databases
Ability to work both independently and as a team member. At times, the work is fast-paced, sometimes with long hours and with tight deadlines. The position requires an individual who can handle this type of high-intensity work environment, and, at the same time, who can work in a collegial and calm manner, while maintaining a positive attitude.
Preferred qualifications include a background in project management, proficiency with collaborative technology including Google Workplace apps, advanced training in leadership and supervision of staff.
Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for all non-classified positions
Qualified candidates should submit (a) a letter of application highlighting their interest and qualifications, (b) a current CV or resumé, and (c) a list of 3-5 current references (names, position titles, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but must be received by October 31, 2021 in order to receive full consideration.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, and prescription) and generous sick and vacation leave. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
About the School of Education
Consistent with The College of New Jersey's clear public service mandate, the School of Education is committed to preparing exceptional teachers and clinicians. The basic tenet underlying our practice is the accepted truth that all individuals can learn and grow, and deserve schools/clinics and teachers/clinicians that respect individual needs and circumstances and who strive to develop in the individual the knowledge and skills to be successful in the larger society. Furthermore, we accept as truth the ideals that education is key to addressing the inequalities that exist in society, and that teachers, school professionals, and clinicians can and should be agents for positive social change. Therefore, through on-going partnerships with our colleagues in K-12 education and state government, faculty of the School of Education remain dedicated to the core mission of producing high-quality professionals who possess solid content knowledge, demonstrated clinical competence, and a clearly articulated belief that all individuals deserve the highest quality practices in their schools and clinics.
The School of Education comprises four academic departments (Counselor Education, Educational Administration & Secondary Education, Elementary & Early Childhood Education, and Special Education, Language & Literacy) with approximately 50 full-time faculty members, as well as the Career & Community Studies Program, the Center for Future Educators, Off-Site Graduate Programs, and the Center for Sensory & Complex Disabilities. All preservice teachers are dual majors with content area programs outside the School of Education, requiring deep collaboration among the Academic units. The School of Education is also proud to offer a large number of the institution's graduate programs, providing graduate-level pathways to initial certification/licensure and advanced degrees for experienced educators, administrators, and clinicians.
The School of Education is well regarded in the state and region for the high quality of its graduates. 98% of alumni are in graduate school or employed within a year of graduation. Students are supported on their paths to professional positions by the Certification Office and the Support for Teacher Education Programs (STEP) office. In collaboration with the Career Center, the School of Education also hosts an annual program (Education Interview Days) which brings more than 100 school districts to campus to conduct more than 1,500 interviews with our graduating teacher and counselor candidates.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 7,400 full-time students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has contributed to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94%, a 4-year graduation rate of 76% (4th highest in the U.S. for public institutions), and a 6-year graduation rate of 86% (among the highest in the country). TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our students in research, scholarship, and creative activity. In part because of TCNJ's intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula, institutional culture, and residential summer research experience program, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ also has a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit .
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.