To: Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Camden 
From: John Griffin, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden
Re: Nominations for Associate Dean positions 

I am pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the following leadership positions within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FASC). The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit at Rutgers–Camden, delivering a wide array of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master, and doctoral levels in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences includes three schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and the Graduate School. 

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae 

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Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs – Start date January 1, 2023 

The Associate Dean serves as a resource for faculty – assisting and supporting their career development (including advancement, promotion, and/or tenure) along with managing all faculty-related matters. This position interfaces directly with the Department Chairs and Course/Program Directors and collaborates closely with the offices of Research, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and other units to support all FASC programs and initiatives. In addition, it regularly interfaces with other schools and colleges of Rutgers University to provide information and services related to faculty affairs. The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs provides leadership in faculty development and initiatives that contribute to the strategic priorities of the FASC and University. This position develops educational initiatives, including courses, programs, workshops, seminars, and one-on-one consultation and scholarship needed to develop faculty as academicians and leaders. Serves as a resource for the Department Chairs as they guide and mentor their faculty of all academic ranks and tracks. The position requires a creative and collegial leader who has interpersonal skills that demonstrate a high level of professionalism with the ability to communicate FASC’s mission and vision with faculty, staff, and students. 

This position reports directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden. 

Specific duties include: 

• Ensuring that the Faculty of the Arts & Sciences academic initiatives map to FASC and the University’s Strategic Plans; collaborating with Department Chairs to optimize the faculty’s ability to meet current tactical and future strategic educational needs. 

• Supporting/mentoring chairs in their roles as leaders in teaching, research, and service and in evaluating and developing their faculty; overseeing and coordinating the annual faculty evaluation process and collaborating with the Dean in annually evaluating the chairs. 

• Assisting faculty and Department Chairs in the compilation of materials for advancement, promotion and/or tenure decisions, and in implementing targeted and focused development plans to address areas requiring faculty skills renewal. 

• Serving as an administrative liaison to provide administrative support for faculty searches, recruitment, and appointment, and for reviewing candidate PADs, external letters, and the chair’s letter of support. 

• Facilitate hiring, tenure and promotion decisions including leadership of contract development and labor relations matters. 

• Review offer letters to ensure appropriate start-up packages and the development of common templates for faculty position descriptions in hiring, standards for effort assignment in probationary track faculty. 

• Coordinate faculty leaves (including sabbatical leave approvals, parental leaves, etc.) including retirement planning in coordination with the department chairs 

• Assures that all full-time and part-time faculty are appropriately supervised, mentored, and evaluated. 

• Developing appropriate mechanisms for recognizing teaching, research/scholarship and service accomplishments of the faculty and identifying faculty for training and leadership opportunities. 

• Developing and coordinating programs to improve skills in educational strategies and leadership for all faculty and professional staff. 

• Create mechanisms and programs for faculty diversity and development in partnership with the department chairs and other related committees/groups regarding recruitment, retention, and career development of faculty. 

• Respond to a variety of institutional data requests and reports for the college related to efforts in faculty development, recruitment and diversity, and sustainability. 

Overseeing and developing effective strategies for faculty recruitment and retention. 

• Implementing effective processes for handling faculty concerns and grievances when unable to resolve at the level of the program director or department chair. 

• Representing FASC at campus meetings and other local, state, and national meetings as appropriate. 

• Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Dean. 

• Excellent time management, project management, and communication skills. 

• Ability to work independently, attend to multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines. 

• Ability to supervise and develop other professional and support staff. 

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Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education- Start date July 1, 2023 

The Associate Dean position will oversee all undergraduate academic programs within FASC with particular attention to student success, undergraduate programs and curricular development, internal and external assessment, and experiential learning. This position will focus on undergraduate education, undergraduate student issues, and program curricula. Provide leadership in the development, planning, analysis, and administration of Undergraduate Programs including management of part-time lecturer (PTL) assignments. Represent the Dean at meetings related to undergraduate programs and activities of FASC of its existing programs as well as lead in the development of new programs and initiatives. The successful candidate will assist with assessment and accreditation and represent the FASC as an active participant on appropriate University committees. The position requires a creative and collegial leader who has interpersonal skills that demonstrate a high level of professionalism with the ability to communicate FASC’s mission and vision with faculty, staff, and students. 

This position reports directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden. 

Specific duties include: 

• Assists with the oversight of all undergraduate academic programs. Works collaboratively with program chairs, faculty, and staff regarding undergraduate curriculum planning, course scheduling, and overall academic program quality. 

• Maintains knowledge of current curricula assessment and effective teaching methodologies utilizing a variety of instructional delivery methods, instructional and assistive technologies, and educational resources to ensure overall curricular and instructional quality that engenders educational equity and access. 

• Maintain knowledge of and assists with activities related to quality assurance, academic program evaluation, continuous improvement state approval of academic programs, and national accreditation. 

• Manages curriculum-related issues with faculty, including preparation of the course schedule. 

• Works with faculty to plan academic schedule each semester. 

• Primary faculty interface on a day-to-day basis to troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise during the semester. 

• Advises faculty on issues related to academic concerns. 

• Works to monitor admission criteria including admissions requirements and transfer policies. 

• Provides oversight and leadership of the Office of Academic Advising. 

• Participates in the onboarding (recruitment and orientation) of full-time and adjunct faculty. 

• Interfaces with Registrar’s office to enable implementation of FASC policies. 

• Provides ad hoc reports to campus administration and senior leadership of college. 

• Reviews and approval of all student requests. 

• Work in close partnership with the other Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Directors to implement process improvements, planning and program decisions. 

• Supports and assists with the development and nurturing of partnerships with P-12 schools/districts and other entities. 

Oversees undergraduate student issues related to academic probation and suspension, grievances, grade changes, and related concerns. 

Provide oversight, management, and leadership of University College and its affiliated programs. 

• Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research regarding tuition scholarship awards (undergraduate scholarships) and other awards and honors. 

• Assists the Dean and the Director of Teacher Education with accreditation reviews for undergraduate programs. 

• Assists the Dean and the School’s Recruitment and Retention Coordinator with recruitment and retention efforts and events. 

• Serves as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council and participates in selected FASC-wide decision making.