Associate Dean for Educator Preparation, College of Education

Rowan University in New Jersey

Deadline January 05, 2014
Date Posted October 24, 2013
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region. Today, Rowan's nearly 14,000 students can select from 57 bachelor, 46 master, and four doctoral degree programs in colleges and schools across four campuses. The University is one of only 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering and medicine. The College of Education (COE), as the oldest college at Rowan University, has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The COE offers graduate programs in educational leadership, school psychology, counseling, higher education, school administration, health and exercise science, special education and literacy, and teacher education. The U.S. News and World Report recently recognized the COE as one of the best online graduate programs in the country. The COE is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.


Reporting to the Dean of the COE, the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation is a 12-month employee. The Associate Dean works directly with all initial certification preparation programs across the college and leads the Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC). The TEAC is a cross disciplinary group consisting of teacher education faculty from the COE and other colleges across the university.  The Associate Dean also serves as the coordinator of national and state accreditation efforts in the COE and works closely with the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Technology.

Principal Responsibilities Include:

(1)  Directing the TEAC and facilitating the work of the college-wide Continuous Improvement Committees;

(2)  Leading program redesign efforts in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs;

(3)  Coordinating and facilitating all accreditation/program approval matters for the college in association with the dean;

(4)  Serving as the liaison to the New Jersey Department of Education;

(5)  Coordinating and facilitating all curriculum processes/procedures (state and university);

(6)  Handling student issues;

(7)  Supervising the Director of Field and Clinical Experiences and Certification Officer;

(8)  Coordinating and facilitating all school partnership and professional development school initiatives;

(9)  Assisting the dean with routine office operations and other tasks.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in teacher education, curriculum and instruction or closely related area
  • Minimum of 3 years of administrative experience in higher education
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful P-12 teaching experience in public schools
  • Credentials appropriate to hold academic rank of associate professor or professor
  • Demonstrated experience leading accreditation efforts
  • Ability to effectively utilize technology for teaching and learning
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship and service consistent with the mission of the university and the College of Education
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the College and University
  • Demonstrated ability in excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering academic achievement, social and personal responsibility, and social justice
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership in national organizations related to teacher education
  • Demonstrated success in securing external funding in teacher education


Starting Date:  July 1, 2014

Salary: Competitive

General Information: 

Submit letter of application with a statement of teaching interests, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching ability) by January 5, 2014 to the following URL link:

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. 


Contact: Direct questions to Dr. Monika Shealey at or 856-256-4751


Application Deadline:  January 5, 2014


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