Dean, School of Management and Labor Relations

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, seeks a seasoned and visionary leader to serve as dean of its School of Management and Labor Relations to succeed Dean Adrienne Eaton, the highly regarded and successful outgoing dean.

One of the nation's oldest and largest higher education institutions, Rutgers is among America's highest-ranked, most diverse public research and land grant universities. The university serves more than 69,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries, is located on three campuses-New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark, and consists of 29 schools and colleges. The School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) offers degree programs on the New Brunswick campus. Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU and the Big Ten Academic Alliance). Rutgers-New Brunswick conducts life-changing research and offers a premier education in a diverse community. Students choose Rutgers-New Brunswick for its educational excellence and vast opportunities to learn how to lead a life and prepare for a career of meaning and consequence.

Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations is the leading source of expertise on the world of work, building effective and sustainable organizations, and the changing employment relationship. The school comprises two departments-one focused on all aspects of strategic human resource management and the other dedicated to the social science specialties related to labor studies and employment relations -with faculty from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

As chief academic and executive officer of the school, the dean is responsible for ensuring the highest levels of academic excellence. Additionally, the dean provides leadership for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; effective communication; recruiting and retaining excellent students, faculty, and staff; nurturing student success; maintaining a strong national and global reputation; ensuring transparency, fiscal management, and planning; and overall effectiveness of the school, its programs, institutes/centers, and services. The dean enhances the strength and impact of the school's faculty, staff, and students; provides leadership in forging key partnerships and collaborations with internal and external constituencies; and oversees strategic planning, faculty and staff development, academic and curricular programming, fundraising, and facilities.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with a distinguished record of scholarship, dedicated to building upon the excellence of the school and to elevating and nurturing both departments within it. The new dean will bring a strong track record of fundraising success and a keen understanding of the rapid changes within the world of work. The incoming dean will establish a strong vision for the school, identifying its unique value proposition. The dean will develop existing faculty and commit to attracting and retaining talented and diverse faculty within the school, elevating both their research and teaching excellence. The dean will be student-centered and focused on building a community of learners who value the human components of work. The successful candidate will demonstrate distinguished scholarly qualifications and accomplishments that warrant a tenured faculty appointment as a distinguished professor in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile and a CV or resume.

WittKieffer is assisting Rutgers University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 12, 2024. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal .

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Melody Rose, Ph.D. and Lauren Bruce-Stets at .

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