| Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is one of two universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients throughout Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. The University boasts seven colleges--William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communications and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics. Rowan has been recognized as one of the Top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked 3rd among public institutions in the North by US News & World Report. |
As the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Communication and Creative Arts, the Dean will be responsible for providing overall leadership in fostering academic and research excellence. Specific responsibilities of the Dean include planning and budgeting, as well as promoting a vision of the College. The Dean reports directly to the Provost of the University and serves as a member of the Council of Deans and the Academic Affairs Council.
The College of Communication and Creative Arts comprises 65 full-time faculty, more than 1600 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students in the following departments: Art; Communication Studies; Journalism; Public Relations and Advertising; Radio, Television, and Film; and Writing Arts. The College houses the first-year writing program and writing center, two professional art galleries, and the WGLS radio station. It offers two interdisciplinary minors in New Media and Audio Recording, and M.A. programs in Public Relations and Writing Arts. Faculty advise a variety of award-winning student publications and organizations.
Candidates must have 1) An earned terminal degree in a discipline offered by the College of Communication and Creative Arts or in a related field; 2) an established record of teaching and scholarship that would warrant appointment to the rank of full professor; and 3) a record of successful leadership and increasing levels of responsibility in higher education administration.
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
- The capacity to be an innovative leader who can facilitate the development and promotion of the vision of the College
- Ability to effectively advocate for the value of communication and artistic disciplines
- An innovative and entrepreneurial vision for academic development, community partnerships, and alumni relations
- A commitment to shared-governance and equal opportunity practices
- Experience in recruiting, retaining and nurturing diverse faculty
- Ability to understand, support and guide faculty to enhance research and creative activity, growth, and collaboration
- Success in administration, fundraising, fiscal management, and grant acquisitions
- Experience with strategic planning and new program development
- A comprehensive understanding of the unique needs of liberal education programs, such as the first-year writing and public speaking programs, that serve all Rowan students
- Proven leadership and commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.