Assistant Dean, Behavioral Sciences & Criminal Justice

Job description


The Assistant Dean, Behavioral Sciences and Criminal Justice is responsible for assisting and supporting the Dean in the administration of the academic programs for all campus locations. The essential functions of this position will include: program accreditation, scheduling, curriculum development, program and course assessment, and collaboration across campuses for various student initiatives, e.g., retention, program enrollment growth, and experiential learning opportunities.

Examples of Duties

  • Initiates and encourages faculty in program assessment, long range planning, program activities, admission and marketing initiatives, and their participation in College-wide endeavors.
  • Coordinates curriculum and course schedules with faculty and adjunct assignments.
  • Developments new curriculum in collaboration with full time faculty.
  • Facilitates and coordinates curriculum changes and activities in cooperation with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for Criminal Justice programs.
  • Assures continued compliance of programs with criteria for accreditation of appropriate external accrediting agencies including Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
  • Provides first- level resolution to concerns of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Coordinates efforts of Advisory Boards for Behavioral Sciences and Criminal Justice programs.
  • Monitors and updates program-specific web page content, and sends updates to the Dean.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty coordinators, student advisors, and recruiters to implement effective teaching, support, and retention strategies for students.
  • Communicates and disseminates information received from administrative offices to members of the program.
  • Communicating program needs, including budgetary needs, to the Dean.
  • Coordinates periodic program review, annual reports, and assessment of student learning in accordance with College policies.
  • Coordinates outreach and develops and maintains relationships with industry-related personnel and employers; participates in professional organizations promoting advancement of the professions.
  • Provides personnel assistance including: recommendation of adjunct faculty to the Dean, serving on search committees for new program faculty members, coordinating their new hire orientation.
  • Evaluates adjunct faculty members and makes recommendations for renewal of contracts.
  • Teaches courses, as needed, based on experiential levels.
  • Participates in a reasonable number of Divisional and College activities and committees
  • Communicates and collaborates professionally with personnel from other divisions and departments to honor the mission and values of the College and the Division and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan.
  • Consistently exhibits professionalism in the performance of duties and in serving in place of the Dean at meetings and events in the College and the community.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in the field of Psychology, Sociology, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Counseling, Social Work from an accredited institution.
  • Three years of teaching experience in higher education, preferably in a community college environment
  • Three years supervisory experience in higher education, preferably at the level of director or division chair
  • Documented experience in curriculum development and assessment
  • Experience with data collection and trending outcomes
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards
  • Documented familiarity with a variety of learning delivery modalities, e.g., face-to-face, live-on-line, hybrid, and fully online programs
  • Documented proficiency in oral and written communications and interpersonal relations, including the ability to present to administration, community groups, students, and/or Board of Trustees
  • Possess the ability to work well and communicate effectively with prospective and current students, staff, faculty, administration, and colleagues and community partners in large and small settings.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff and a commitment to a student-centered environment.
  • If certain conditions exist, this position requires you to have access to personal technological equipment and capabilities to perform your duties.


  • PhD, PsyD or EdD in Counseling, Psychology, Social work
  • Previous experience providing clinical supervision and administrative leadership within of a College/University Counseling Center
  • Active membership and involvement with national college/university counseling center professional associations (e.g. American Counseling Association; American College Counseling Association; Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, etc.)
  • Prior experience with Distance Counseling/telehealth services
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or clinical experience in the Drug and Alcohol rehabilitative setting.
  • Supplemental Information

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical activity of the position: StandingWalkingReachingTalkingHearingRepetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as picking, pinching, typingPhysical requirements of the position:Light work- exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequentlyVisual acuity requirements of the position:The worker is required to have close visual acuity Workplace conditions of the position:The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

    As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/24/2021
    Application Due: 7/23/2021
    Work Type: Full Time