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Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Administrative, Deans
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Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications and nominations for the dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. The new dean will have an extraordinary opportunity to advance GSAPP’s mission; enhance its commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service; and heighten its impact and national prominence while positioning it to succeed in a dynamic, growing, and increasingly competitive environment for the professional expertise and credentials that GSAPP offers.

 GSAPP provides the nation's highest quality doctoral education and training in its fields, developing outstanding practitioners and fostering personal leadership to advance the practice and field of professional psychology. As the School's chief executive and academic officer, the dean reports to the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Chancellor-Provost, the senior-most leader of the campus, who in turn reports to the President of the University. Joining a talented and experienced New Brunswick-wide team of deans that works together closely, the dean will provide strategic leadership of GSAPP in a way that is consistent with the School’s inclusive, collegial environment. Leading GSAPP, the dean will ensure that the School and its constituents align with and advance the social-justice mission of the University. The incoming dean will leverage the School's many strengths and identify partnerships, both internally and externally, to enhance, support, and grow GSAPP’s programs. The dean will also think creatively about developing new revenue streams and will anticipate and respond to post-pandemic challenges and opportunities facing the School and the University alike. For a full description of the position, click here.


 The dean of GSAPP will be an inclusive, collaborative leader who identifies compelling opportunities to align and advance the School’s mission, programs, and values though a distinctive set of academic offerings, research activities, and community services and who mobilizes the School’s stakeholders in pursuit of these opportunities.  They will be a trusted and empathetic leader who commits to the full scope of the role, to the community of the School, the University, and the State, and to the sustained effort that success in such a multi-dimensional leadership position requires. They will demonstrate a deep commitment to excellence in research and education, with equity centered at the core.

 The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly and educational achievement; a history of successful administrative experience; a commitment to the University's and the School’s social justice mission; demonstrated impact in access, inclusion, equity, and diversity; a record of advancing teaching excellence, scholarship, and service; and the capacity to be a skilled fundraiser, community builder, and networker. Candidates must be eligible for appointment to a tenured position at the rank of full professor.

 Specific requirements:

  • An earned doctorate in a discipline relevant to GSAPP
  • A record of proven leadership and administrative experience at the level of department chair, associate dean, dean, director of a research center or institute, or equivalent
  • Evidence of a sustained commitment to the goals of urban, public higher education serving diverse populations
  • Experience with accreditation processes and program assessment
  • Excellent skills in oral, written, and interpersonal communication

 The following qualifications are strongly preferred:

  • Demonstrated engagement with and success in obtaining federal, state, and private grants
  • Experience in fiscal affairs, faculty and staff development, and promoting university and community relations
  • Experience in community building, networking, or fundraising
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in innovative partnerships and policy development



 Chancellor-Provost Conway has charged a committee led by co-Chairs Dorothy W. Cantor (’76), Trustee Emerita, Rutgers University Board of Trustees, and Cathryn Potter, Dean, Rutgers University School of Social Work to support the search for the new dean of GSAPP. Review of applications will begin in January 2022. The desired appointment start date is July 1, 2022.


The search committee welcomes applications, nominations, and inquiries. An application should include a CV, Cover Letter and Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Rutgers University-New Brunswick has engaged Opus Partners to assist this search. Craig Smith, Partner, and Sudeshna Chatterjee, Associate, are leading the search. To apply, request additional information, or nominate qualified candidates, please contact Opus Partners via


Rutgers University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Rutgers values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

 All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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