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Dean for Bloomfield College of Montclair State University

Montclair State University
Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 22, 2024

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Job Description


On July 1, 2023, Bloomfield College officially became part of Montclair State University. B loomfield College of Montclair State University (BCMSU) provides a transformative educational experience in a small, supportive setting with the resources of a doctoral research university. Academic offerings range from business and healthcare to the arts and sciences. The college emphasizes a diverse and inclusive community and prides itself on its commitment to providing access to higher education for all students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The campus features modern facilities and resources to support student success, including state-of-the-art technology and dedicated support services.

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean for Bloomfield College of Montclair State University serves as the lead academic officer for Bloomfield College of Montclair State University (BCMSU). The Dean directs academic programs that align with the University's strategic plan and the respective programs affiliated with Montclair. The Dean also coordinates the activities of support staff which currently include an assistant dean, division chairs, and administrative staff. The ideal candidate is a creative and dynamic individual who can work across a variety of disciplines, to advance the mission and vision of Montclair and Bloomfield, to assure that it will forge effective partnerships, provide leadership that supports innovations, and maintains a high quality and recognized educational model.

  • Guide and facilitate the implementation of the University and College’s mission, vision, and identity.

  • Advance teaching excellence and innovation in all modalities.

  • Promote diversity, equity and inclusion efforts including faculty hiring, student success, and leadership development.

  • Lead effective fiscal management and support targeted fundraising for the BCMSU, including representing the college to external constituencies including alumni, corporate and community partners with support and guidance from the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs.

  • Represent the College to regional business and industry and community leaders, expand existing partnerships and facilitate the development of new advisory relationships.

  • Identify new initiatives for program development and interdisciplinary opportunities across campus, working with other colleges and schools, and advocates for programs that align with the University’s mission and strategic plan.

  • Facilitate national and/or state accreditation and certification, assessment, and ongoing academic program development and serve as the professional liaison with government and professional agencies and associations.

  • Partner with appropriate offices, such as enrollment management, for the recruitment of students locally, nationally, and internationally, and lead retention efforts in support of student success.

  • Support recruiting, hiring, and retention efforts for highly qualified diverse faculty and staff; comply with collective bargaining contracts.

  • Support faculty research, scholarship, and grant writing, including the students in those endeavors.

  • Lead and asses student success efforts, in collaboration with other university units.

  • Drive innovative community engagement and public service efforts.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Management retains the right to change or add job duties at any time.


  • Doctorate from an accredited university.

  • Minimum five years of professional experience serving in a leadership role within a higher education institution.

  • Record of distinguished academic achievement (including tenure) appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor.

  • A record of successful administrative leadership, including budget and personnel experience, bolstered by strategic thinking and action; or other related administrative experience.

  • A commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching/learning, scholarship and research, and community engagement.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and accomplishment in student success efforts, leading to positive outcomes.

  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility to students in support of their academic success and well-being; maintain and extend faculty diversity.

  • A record of successful new academic program development and other innovations (e.g., operational, professional enhancement).

  • A track record of building and strengthening relationships with external agencies, local businesses, and governmental agencies for multi-sectoral partnerships.

  • Dynamic and inspirational leader: collaborative leadership style and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and administrative colleagues; commitment to a shared governance decision-making model.

  • Relate easily to a diverse population and possess excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

  • Financial acumen and budgetary expertise, including strategic resource allocation, grant management, and public funding.

  • Experience with administrative operations such as admissions and program advisement, enrollment, marketing, financial aid, accreditation, student affairs, planning and budgeting, faculty and curriculum assessment, information technology.

  • Success in recruiting, retaining, and mentoring faculty and staff, including promoting faculty research and scholarship, and advocating for associated resources and support.

  • A demonstrated record in the acquisition of external resources from government agencies, foundations, the corporate sector and/or private donors.

  • A record of successful new program development and other innovations (e.g., operational, professional enhancement).

  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.


Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately with priority consideration to applications received by April 22, 2024 , and will continue until the position is filled.


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Montclair State University

Montclair State University defines what it means to be a university with a public purpose — one that not only creates transformational opportunities for students, but also partners with communities to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Montclair invites students to imagine the world they want to live in and empowers them to develop the skills and knowledge to create it. As a solutions engine, we ask: How can we harness the power of 21,000 students and 1,800 professors to be a force for good in the world?

This distinctive approach continues to attract students, propelling Montclair to become New Jersey’s second largest institution of higher learning, and one of its most diverse. Under President Jonathan Koppell, the University enrolled the largest entering class in the University’s history two years in a row.

Founded in 1908, Montclair has grown big enough to offer more than 300 programs across 13 colleges and schools at all degree levels – and yet, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1, is still small enough for students to receive personalized attention from professors and staff who truly care. Students have numerous opportunities to conduct research with professors who are respected leaders in their fields.

More than 50% of Montclair’s students identify as underrepresented minorities. It is New Jersey’s largest Hispanic-Serving Institution, serving more Latinx students than any other university in the state.

Montclair’s highly diverse students thrive in the University’s supportive, welcoming environment. Their graduation rates outperform state and national benchmarks and predictions with U.S. News & World Report ranking Montclair as seventh among national universities in graduation rate performance in 2022. It is consistently recognized as one of the most inclusive and best value universities and ranked No. 21 in the country in social mobility.

Many of Montclair’s students are working and raising families, and the University offers flexible programs that give them the opportunity to learn in ways that work best for them, on campus or online, in real time or asynchronously.

Faculty include winners of a MacArthur fellowship, Fulbright grants and Emmy awards, and NSF, NEH and NIH grants, among many other distinctions. These highly respected researchers, scholars and creators are dedicated to student success, and they are always innovating to meet the needs of learners and of the state. Montclair has launched dozens of new degree and certificate programs, and offers more combined bachelor’s and master’s degree programs than any other university in New Jersey – empowering students to enter the workforce faster, with stronger skills and for less cost. 

Montclair’s mission is to elevate its students and partners, and in so doing, help make the world a better place. 

At Montclair State, our employees are among our most valuable assets.

When you work at Montclair State, you join a talented, diverse and inclusive community of employees who work together to support the educational mission of the University.

You are part of a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Our 11 colleges and schools serve 21,000 students on a beautiful 252-acrea, vibrant suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City.

Dedicated to providing employees with opportunities for professional achievement and development, we take pride in a dynamic workplace environment that respects all employees and encourages excellence.

As a Montclair State University employee, you enjoy access to:

  • Comprehensive health, dental and retirement benefits to discounted membership to the campus recreation center and tuition reimbursement
  • Policies, programs and services that support our commitment to affirmative action, equal opportunity employment, multicultural diversity and inclusion
  • A dynamic, sophisticated and diverse environment

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