Thomas Edison State University provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate education for self-directed adults through flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning and assessment opportunities. One of New Jersey’s senior public institutions of higher education, the University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 100 areas of study. At Thomas Edison State University we embrace a diverse and dynamic workforce that drives innovation, learner success and organizational growth. We welcome you to apply to be a part of our team.
Under the direction of the Dean, responsible for administering, coordinating and performing assigned professional functions necessary to support the operations of the School and for serving as an assistant in administrative matters; does related work as required. This position requires participating in the formulation of management policies and procedures or assisting in directing the effectuation of same.
Examples of Work:
The Assistant Dean reports to Dean of the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences and assists the Dean in the development, implementation, review, and management of all processes that support the general education and the undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates offered by the Heavin School. The Assistant will support the Dean in the development, delivery and maintenance of quality academic programs, the preservation of academic standards and integrity, strategic planning, and the development and assessment of learning outcomes. The Assistant Dean is responsible for curriculum development and management; gathering and analyzing data for reports; supporting student recruitment and success initiatives; grant development and administration; resolution of student appeals and grievances; participation in professional organizations; development of partnerships/articulation agreements with other colleges, military, corporations, and organizations; writing/editing degree program information for University and external publications. In addition, the Assistant Dean actively participates in University-wide committees and acts as liaison with other administrative offices to facilitate Heavin School goals and objectives.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Strong knowledge of current philosophy and practices in higher education, especially within general education, specifically as they relate to distance learning, the adult learner, and liberal arts education.
-Strong knowledge of and experience with effective assessment practices in higher education at the institutional, program, and course levels.
-Ability to develop degree programs and curriculum.
-Ability to work with colleagues from a variety of disciplines.
-Demonstrated administrative leadership skills.
-Ability to use integrated computer software packages for student program planning, classification of credits, advising, curriculum management, and assessment.
-Excellent writing and presentation skills.
Education: A Master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline (Humanities and Sciences preferred), doctorate preferred or the equivalent as determined by the appointing authority.
Experience working in a higher education environment, preferably online, experience with complex data sets and/or administrative experience or equivalent as determined by the appointing authority.
A minimum of four years of college-level teaching and/or administrative experience or equivalence as determined by the appointing authority; experience working with complex data sets.
Thomas Edison State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
About Thomas Edison State University
Thomas Edison State College was established by the State of New Jersey and chartered by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in 1972. The College was founded for the purpose of providing diverse and alternative methods of achieving a collegiate education of the highest quality for mature adults.