Assistant Dean, School of Arts and Humanities

Job description

Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits.  Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University.    The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City.  The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!

Stockton University is seeking a person with an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of general studies  to fill the position of Assistant Dean in the School of Arts and Humanities, a non-tenured managerial position.  The School of Arts and Humanities employs sixty full and part-time faculty, forty adjunct faculty and fifteen staff. The School enrolls approximately 800 students in the following undergraduate programs: Studies in the Arts (Visual and Performing Arts), Communication Studies, Historical Studies, Literature, Languages and Culture Studies and Philosophy and Religion. A Master of Arts in American Studies is also housed in the School. In addition, the Performing Arts Center, the Noyes Museum, the Dean C. and Zoe S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, the South Jersey Culture and History Center, and the Stockton Text Center are part of the School of Arts and Humanities.

The Assistant Dean, under the direction of the Dean, will be responsible for;

  • Developing and managing School operations such as curriculum and enrollment, including course scheduling, internships, and High School Dual-Credit partnership program
  • Strategic planning and budget analysis
  • Faculty workload and supervision of office staff and professional staff
  • Experience working with faculty and staff in a union environment
  • Ability to work with technology management systems in an educational setting
  • Marketing or recruitment experience
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member with a broad constituency of stakeholders both on and off campus.
  • Resolution of student concerns, Adjunct faculty, Internships, Orientation programs, Commencement, oversight of specialized program facilities, and the School website and publications.
  • The Assistant Dean functions as the proxy for the Dean, and works collaboratively with other Assistant Deans and staff at the University to achieve shared goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • M.A. in the Arts or Humanities or a closely related field of study.
  • Experience supervising personnel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience related to management, course scheduling and curriculum.
  • Knowledge of Banner and Degree Works or comparable student information system.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills.

Salary for the position is nationally competitive, dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The position is available February 1, 2018.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences.
  2. A current resume.
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone.
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit;  Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: Job ID: #1429 / #000165
Posted: 12/12/2017
Application Due: 2/10/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary for the position is nationally competitive, dependent upon qualifications and experience.