The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), one of the nation’s preeminent public institutions, seeks a visionary academic leader and experienced administrator with a strong record as a teacher- scholar for the position of Dean of the School of Education. The new dean will assume office in the summer of 2017.

TCNJ has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. The college is currently ranked as one of the 75 most competitive schools in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and is rated annually as the No. 1 public college in the north by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ offers academically talented students a demanding living-learning undergraduate education and a rewarding residential experience, small classes, and a prestigious faculty. TCNJ also offers a wide array of rigorous graduate programs. A strong liberal learning core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools: The Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. An additional host of nearly 20 centers and institutes fosters interdisciplinary work, engagement with the local community, and global outreach. The curriculum is enriched by an award-winning First-Year Experience, first-year orientation programs, and extensive opportunities for study abroad.

TCNJ enrolls approximately 7,400 students. Its 6,790 undergraduate students are enrolled in 50 liberal arts and professional majors. Approximately 610 graduate students are enrolled in 35 targeted master-level and certificate programs. The college’s 355 full-time faculty members provide a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and 96 percent of classes have enrollments of 30 students or fewer. Strong curricular and co-curricular programming have helped foster a freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 94 percent, and a six-year graduation rate of 85 percent—rates that are among the highest in the country. TCNJ’s picturesque Georgian colonial campus is located in suburban Ewing, New Jersey. Ewing is approximately five miles from Trenton, the state capital, 10 miles from Princeton, 45 minutes from Philadelphia, and 90 minutes from New York City.

The School of Education provides an outstanding education for 738 undergraduate and 433 graduate students and offers 90 percent of the college’s graduate programs. A gifted full-time faculty of 47 and 41 staff members in four academic departments delivers well-designed programs incorporating the latest thinking, research, and practice: Elementary & Early Childhood Education, Education Administration & Secondary Education, Special Education, Language & Literacy, and Counselor Education. TCNJ-educated teachers can be found in nearly every district in the state, and the School of Education is recognized throughout the region as the most in-demand source of talented new teachers, counselors, and administrators.

The Dean of the School of Education reports to the Provost and VPAA and is a valued member of the Deans’ Council. The dean oversees a budget of $9.4M. The dean works closely with the assistant dean, department chairs, program coordinators, and administrative staff members to strengthen teaching and scholarship in every program. The dean also works in partnership with dedicated staff in the Development Office on fundraising initiatives. The dean oversees a complex portfolio of responsibilities.    

The successful candidate should possess a strong leadership track record. In addition, the candidate of choice should possess an earned doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the school as well as a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of professor status at TCNJ.

Detailed information about the position, leadership agenda, and application process are available in the search profile at Applications will be received until the position is filled, but in order to ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants should have all required materials on file by March 29, 2017. All application materials must be submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format to

Ms. Julie E. Tea, Partner and Ms. Julie Williams-Krishnan, Senior Associate at Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP are assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates are encouraged to contact them at to arrange confidential conversations. 

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer.