Rutgers University-Camden

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-Camden is seeking a dynamic individual with proven leadership skills to assume the position of Dean in January 2019. The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate or equivalent, be qualified for appointment in an academic discipline represented in the College, and have a record of outstanding scholarly achievement commensurate with appointment as a full professor at Rutgers University. Reporting to the Chancellor and the Provost, the Dean has responsibility for 192 full-time faculty members in 29 undergraduate programs and 18 graduate programs. The Dean manages the academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University College, and the Graduate School.

About the Faculty of Arts and Sciences: The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-Camden incorporates the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and the Graduate School and enrolls 3,140 undergraduate students and 475 graduate students at the master’s and Ph.D. levels. Students enjoy the advantages of a personalized liberal arts education as well as the benefits of studying at a well-recognized research university. The size and culture of the College ensure that the students enjoy a close working relationship with faculty in a comfortable intellectual setting, where they receive excellent preparation for graduate education, professional school, and the workplace. With the Chancellor and other campus leaders, the Dean will have an important role in formulating and executing the University’s strategic plan. In recent years, Rutgers-Camden has undergone an institutional transformation with the intent of positioning itself as a premiere regional public research university. Because the Dean will be expected to take the lead role in furthering this transformation, the essential requirements of the position are vision, collaboration, and leadership. For more information, visit   

About Rutgers University-Camden: Founded in 1926 as two institutions, the South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey, Rutgers University-Camden was created when these schools merged with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1950. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest higher education institution in the U.S. and New Jersey’s flagship public research university. Today, Rutgers University-Camden combines the resources of a major national research university with the smaller, more intimate environment of a public research institution dedicated to serving the needs of its local and regional community in South Jersey and the greater Delaware Valley. Its distinctive position as a mid-sized urban campus within a top research university enables a combination of world-class research, personalized student learning, and high-impact civic engagement. The University has made an aggressive and deep commitment to civic engagement, gaining recognition by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engagement Classified Institution in 2015. Rutgers University–Camden is an anchor institution for the growth and development of the Camden community and a highly visible partner in the economic and community growth of the New Jersey and Delaware Valley region.

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by August 31, 2018.  

Paul Chou, Ken Kring, and Josh Ward, Ph.D.

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

Rutgers University-Camden is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and a campus climate that supports equality, diversity and inclusion.