Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, College of Education

Employer
Rowan University
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time


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.

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