Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, College of Education


Reporting to the Dean of the College and working with department chairs, faculty, and students, the Associate Dean will provide support for
research innovation, faculty and graduate students affairs, and serve as liaison for program review and curriculum. The Associate Dean
supports the College of Education’s aim of turning research into practice to prepare and support reflective practitioners who use education
to transform our global society. This individual will seek opportunities to support the College of Education’s commitment to social justice
in education and access, success, and equity for all.

Associate Dean, Research and Innovation

Reporting to the
Dean of the College and working with department chairs, faculty, and students, the Associate Dean will provide support for research
innovation, faculty and graduate students affairs, and serve as liaison for program review and curriculum.  The Associate Dean supports the
College of Education’s aim of turning research into practice to prepare and support reflective practitioners who use education to transform
our global society. This individual will seek opportunities to support the College of Education’s commitment to social justice in education
and access, success, and equity for all. The primary areas of responsibilities include:

Faculty and Student Research
Development

  • Facilitates the development and support for individual and collaborative faculty research,
    scholarship and creative activity, inclusive of undergraduate and graduate student research with faculty.
  • Develops and implements
    initiatives and processes that promote research productivity among faculty across CED departments and centers.
  • Acts as a college
    liaison on university-related matters connected to research and sponsored activities, including the Associate Deans for Research in other
    Rowan colleges, the Office of the Vice President of Research, Office of Sponsored Projects, Rowan University Research Council, Rowan
    Foundation, Ph.D. in Education Faculty Council, and Rowan’s Institutional Review Board.
  • Facilitates processes for graduate student
    success (e.g., workshops, orientations, fellowships, campus-wide resources etc.) and enhances mentoring of graduate students
  • Oversees and coordinates the annual CED Summer Faculty Research Awards and Faculty/Student/Staff Recognition Awards.
  • Serves as
    Executive Director, Center for Access, Success and Equity (CASE)

    • Provides leadership to nurture and advance CASE’s mission and
      vision by facilitating educational innovation, research, and dissemination through collaborative inquiry with faculty and students, and to
      foster community-engaged scholarship
    • Elevates innovation and creativity, and diversity and inclusion as key elements in faculty and
      student engagement and success; works with internal and external offices to advance partnerships.
    • Provides administrative oversight
      for pre- and post-award grant support to faculty within the College, and including management of the budget, supervision of staff, procuring
      external contracts and grants, and other related duties to support CASE initiatives.
    • Develop and coordinate the work of advisory
      boards (local and national) to guide CASE’s development and future direction.
    • Nurture and sustain CASE as a place for educational
      partnerships and collaboration internally and externally, conduct evaluation research and professional development, and expand partnership
      endeavors with Prek-12 schools, community organizations, Higher Education contexts, and other sectors.

Curriculum and Program Development

  • Oversees all curricula proposals, review process, and
    implemented changes for undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Provides guidance to faculty regarding the online curriculum process
    (i.e., proposal timelines & processes, as set by the University Senate and Provost Office of Academic Affairs, to CED faculty).
  • Facilitates CED curriculum processes with College curriculum committee chair, dept chairs, and members.

Faculty and Administrative Affairs

  • Fosters new faculty development (i.e., new faculty
    orientation, brown bag series on research/scholarship productivity; research bootcamp etc.) and provides support to faculty with questions
    about career trajectory.
  • Oversees the administration of awarding process for College and University scholarship programs for CED
    students 
  • Serves as liaison to County College Roundtables and conducts quarterly meetings with partners.
  • Leads annual
    Academic Probation/Dismissals Committee
  • Serves as contact person for all search committee policies and processes.
  • Serves
    as the dean’s proxy to represent CED.

Qualifications for the position include (12 months position):

Required Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in one of the College’s disciplines or a related field from an
    accredited institution
  • An established record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to the rank of Full
    Professor with tenure
  • Successful history of grant-funded research and other initiatives; and commitment to equity and social
    justice, and school and/or community partnership experiences
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary leadership and partnerships with schools
    and/or educational or community organizations
  • Outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to
    mentor junior faculty, work with doctoral students, and collaborate with mid-career and senior faculty engaged in university and community
    partnership work
  • Experience with strategic planning and an understanding of faculty needs, with a view towards enhancing pedagogy,
    research activity, growth, and collaboration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior administrative
    experience, including successful management, staff oversight, and funding of a research center
  • Innovation in expanding partnership
    endeavors and identifying new and interdisciplinary ways of addressing educational challenges
  • Established national professional
    reputation in an academic field and expertise on national issues in P-20 educational reform
  • A broad vision, incorporating the
    environmental and societal challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, that promotes academic innovation, public/private sector
    integration, and community engagement

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not
sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. 


Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.



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