Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in New Jersey

Date Posted January 6, 2014
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time



Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of its nationally renowned School of Criminal Justice.

Reporting to Chancellor Nancy Cantor, the Dean serves as chief academic officer and chief administrative officer of the School of Criminal Justice, and bears responsibility for academic leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, budgeting, faculty recruitment and development, student/alumni relations, and day-to-day operations. The next Dean will be a visionary leader who is student-centered and who has a deep appreciation for the role of an excellent public urban university in the 21st century.

Located minutes from Manhattan, the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice has long enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence and path-breaking applied research. The School offers undergraduate, Master's, and doctoral degrees. Currently, the School has over 600 undergraduate majors and approximately 120 students in its doctoral and Master's programs.

Faculty and students alike are driven by a passionate concern about problems of crime, public security, and social justice. Their specific interests are diverse, bringing a wide array of rigorous methods and sharply honed theoretical perspectives to tackle important problems that affect people's lives. This leads to a deep engagement with people and communities, policy-making, and professional and lay groups, both here and abroad. The overarching aim of the School is to have impact - to change the way people think about crime and justice, as well as the manner by which the work of justice is conducted.

The Dean should be a well-regarded scholar in criminology or criminal justice with academic credentials appropriate for appointment to a senior faculty position and significant administrative experience. The best candidate for this post will have exemplary interpersonal and communications skills and will be a consummate fund-raiser and friend-raiser for the School. Desired characteristics include an appreciation for an excellent faculty, a team-orientation and a consensus-building style of decision-making, and a passion for preparing students for productive and successful lives.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by February 28 to assure optimal consideration. Candidate materials should include an updated resume and a letter of interest.

All correspondence regarding the search should be sent electronically and addressed to:

Rutgers Newark Dean of Criminal Justice Search
R. William Funk & Associates 100 Highland Park Village, Suite 200 Dallas, Texas 75205

Fax: 214/295-3312

~Rutgers University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer~

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