Dean, College of Science & Mathematics

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Rowan University is seeking an innovative and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics (CSM). The Dean will lead the development of a new vision for CSM in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students which advances the University’s mission to provide access to an affordable, quality education for a diverse student body, to create new knowledge to serve humankind, and to serve as an economic engine for our region and the state of New Jersey. We seek a candidate who will lead the CSM community in our scientific, technological, and educational response to society's challenges in sustainability, climate change, and social and environmental justice.

As the chief academic and administrative officer of CSM, the Dean’s responsibilities include: (1) oversight, enhancement, and development of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs including stackable and micro-credential programs; (2) expansion of the college’s research endeavors; (3) recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and promotion of an inclusive environment; (4) fundraising, development of new revenue sources, and budgetary oversight; (5) alumni relations, and (6) enhancing the visibility and reputation of the college. The Dean will work closely with the Provost and fellow deans to support Rowan University’s distinctive identity, while moving towards Carnegie 1 research status.

The ideal candidate is an exceptional and inspirational leader that values transparency, honesty, and integrity. The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • 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, including a sustained and successful externally funded research program
  • Demonstrated commitment to broadening participation of underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM
  • Experience in fundraising and skill at social networking
  • An approach to instruction and mentoring that focuses on preparation for the careers of tomorrow
  • Outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with strategic planning and new program development
  • An understanding of faculty needs, with a view towards enhancing pedagogy, research activity, growth, and collaboration
  • A broad vision, incorporating the environmental and societal challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, that promotes academic innovation, private sector integration, and community engagement.

The College of Science & Mathematics enrolls nearly 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology. Further information is available at The position begins July 1, 2021. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a vision statement addressing plans for research growth, academic education, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and social justice, 4) full contact information for at least five references. All applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system.

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Rowan University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics . Rowan University is a R2 Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (High Research Activity) with approximately 20,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Ric Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts, the Colleges of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of three public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree 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 Ric & Jean Edelman Planetarium, Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park & Museum, and the Virtual Reality Center. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Rowan University is committed to assisting all members of the Rowan community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the Department of Public Safety website at:

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety Office, located at Bole Hall Annex, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (856) 256-4562 or 4506. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in Rowan University Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by federal law, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or "Clery Act" and is provided by the Rowan University Department of Public Safety.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

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