Employment Opportunities

With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a vibrant and diverse institution offering world-class education in more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, including doctoral programs in psychology, nursing and educational leadership. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

 


Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Assistant to the vice president (Managing Assistant Director II)

Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and President of the Kean University Foundation, the Managing Assistant Director provides support to the Vice President; manages day-to-day activities in the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and President of the Kean University Foundation; manages administrative functions which support the Vice President and the Foundation Board; participates in the development of division-wide goals, policies and procedures; and does related work as required.


Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a foundation or fund development office required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in providing high level support to a development and/or foundation executive. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidate must have experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as The Raiser’s Edge database.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpiajobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


Office of Financial Aid

Associate Director III

Under the supervision of the Director, the Associate Director assists in the administration and management of the Office of Financial Aid; provides direct operational support to the Director; ensures that all financial aid functions are performed following State and Federal guidelines; completes surveys and reports including but not limited to PPA, CWS and IPEDS; acts with the authority of the Director in his or her absence; and does related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including night and weekend hours.


Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in a financial aid office required. Excellent customer service skills and oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidate must have knowledge of State and Federal financial aid regulations, debt management, student budgets and loan programs. Experience working with Datatel software preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Sherrell Watson-Hall, Director of Financial Aid, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email finaidjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


Office of Student Accounting

Director III

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director organizes, plans and directs the Office of Student Accounting and ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations and University guidelines. As the senior manager in the Office of Student Accounting, the Director is responsible for supervising staff and managing all work operations; developing goals, policies and procedures to enhance the level of service provided to students; directing the preparation of reports and the maintenance of essential records; and performing related work as required. This position requires some travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and three years of professional experience as an administrator in a student accounting/accounting office in an institution of higher education required. Master’s degree in a related field, a minimum of five years of professional experience as an administrator in a student accounting/accounting office in higher education and Datatel experience is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Faruque Chowdhury, Director of Human Resources, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email hrjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


School of Physical Therapy

Director of Clinical Education (Director III)

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Clinical Education organizes, plans and directs the formal Clinical Education of Physical Therapy students at Kean University and at clinical sites off-campus. This is a twelve-month position for a developing program that teaches entry-level physical therapy students and supervises clinical education experiences during the fall, spring and summer terms. Responsibilities include managing clinical site operations in the education and preparation of Physical Therapy students; developing, implementing and assessing student learning objectives, clinical practice performance and policies and procedures for clinical education; facilitating quality learning experiences for students during clinical education; and performing related work as required. The Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.


Qualifications: Minimum of a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program in Physical Therapy; three years of professional experience actively practicing in the profession; and current licensure as a physical therapist, with eligibility for licensure in the State of New Jersey required. Candidate must have related experience in physical therapy education and demonstrate the experience needed to contribute to the educational and scholarly development of the program. A post-professional/terminal degree (Ph.D., D.Sc., Ed.D. or equivalent degree) and experience serving as a clinical instructor and/or as a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education for a clinical setting is preferred.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Mariann Moran, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email ptjobs@kean.edu. Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


Office of Residential Student Services

Residence Hall Director (Program Assistant)

Multiple Positions

The Residence Hall Director is responsible for the total operation of a residence hall or area housing approximately 200 - 420 residents. Responsibilities include supervising, training and evaluating student staff; crisis intervention and conflict resolution; enforcing University policy; student conduct; participating in the on-call system; and performing additional duties as required. The Residence Hall Director is a full-time, twelve-month professional employee residing on campus.


Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of one year of residential student services experience including facilities operations, residence hall student development, first year experience programs and residential student services programs in higher education preferred. Candidate must have strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills, proven leadership and be computer literate.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Maximina Rivera, Assistant Vice President for Residential Student Services, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email rssjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.

 


Office of Accreditation and Assessment

Director of the office of Accreditation and assessment (Director III)

*Revised*

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director organizes, plans and directs the assessment of instructional processes and institutional outcomes and provides leadership to sustain a campus-wide environment of inquiry and culture of assessment. The Director will work closely with faculty, staff and administration to develop and implement comprehensive programs of assessment designed to meet both institutional strategic goals and accreditation standards and participate in professional development activities to remain abreast of current developments and best practices in assessment and external accreditation.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Master's degree and three years of professional experience in an institution of higher education required. Professional experience in academic and/or institutional assessment preferred. An earned doctorate is also preferred and may be substituted for two years of the required experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Previous applicants need not apply. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


School of Physician Assistant Studies

Executive Director III

Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director will establish a new Physician Assistant Studies Program which includes designing and implementing curriculum for a M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies and preparing for the ARC-PA accreditation site visit in September 2016. As the academic and administrative leader of the school, the Executive Director manages all school activities including the development and implementation of school policies and procedures; manages the hiring process for all school personnel; manages the evaluation process for all school faculty and staff; prepares and manages the academic advisement and support plan for all programs within the school; and does related work as required. The Executive Director is expected to create and implement a marketing and student recruitment plan; establish collaborative relationships with key stakeholders at the university and in the region; and obtain necessary program approvals from regulatory bodies and accreditation from ARC-PA. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications: Master’s degree, Doctoral M.D. or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. Candidate must have a documented record of professional, academic and administrative achievement in physician assistant education, including clinical practice and a license to practice in New Jersey or ability to obtain licensure in New Jersey. Physician Assistants must be NCCPA-certified; Physicians must be board certified.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Allison Paolini, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email pajobs@kean.edu. Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


Office of Alumni Relations

Director of Alumni Relations (Director IV)

Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Alumni Relations manages the Office of Alumni Relations, including the planning, supervision and implementation of all alumni events, programs and communications for the University. The Director serves as the liaison between the Alumni Association Executive Board and Kean University; is responsible for building a global network of alumni, family and friends to support and promote Kean University and the Kean University Foundation; and performs related work as required. Frequent evening and weekend event attendance is required.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of professional experience in alumni affairs, external affairs or a related field in an institution of higher education required. Three or more years of the indicated experience is preferred. Kean alumni and experience working with sports teams, fraternities and sororities, online social network building, regional chapters and clubs and mentoring programs is also preferred. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Access and Publisher and Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Desiree Francois, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email dfrancoi@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM)

Assistant to the Dean

(Managing Assistant Director II)

The New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics is New Jersey’s premiere academic center for science, mathematics and biomedicine. The Center offers a five year, combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program for motivated students ready to embark on a rigorous course of scientific and mathematical study. Under the general direction and leadership of the Dean, the Assistant to the Dean assists in the general administration and management of all aspects of the Center and its various teaching, research and outreach missions, as well as its special initiatives.


Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a higher education environment or in a field directly related to the research functions of the NJCSTM required. Master’s degree in a related field and at least two years of managerial experience is preferred. A Ph.D. degree or an Ed.D. degree may be substituted for the two years of required experience.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Keith Bostian, Dean, c/o Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Dean, NJCSTM, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email njcstmjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


English Immersion International Institute

Director IV

Reporting to the Office of the Provost, the Director is responsible for providing leadership to full-time and part-time faculty and staff engaged in the development of creative and innovative programs in second language acquisition serving Kean University, as well as other international students planning to enter universities where the language of instruction is exclusively English. The Director is also responsible for implementing, managing and assessing these programs offered during regular semesters and cohort-based shorter sessions at Kean USA, our additional location in Wenzhou, China and other locations throughout the world as needed. This institute is a significant cornerstone of the University’s strategic objective to expand its global reach and globalize its curriculum. Travel to China and other instructional sites for extended periods is expected.


The mission of the English Immersion International Institute is to offer and implement programs that will provide a competitive advantage to undergraduate and graduate students who plan to enter a higher education institution in the United States, or elsewhere, where the exclusive language of instruction is English. Many gifted and talented international students, even after acceptance, entering American universities are at a major disadvantage when it comes to speaking and writing fluently in English, despite the fact that they have had many years of instruction in their native country. An even more serious challenge for these students is comprehension and composition in English as it relates to their chosen field of study. Even when they believe that they have understood the language and have mastered how to read and write in their field of study, they face major cognitive challenges related to cultural and socially normative differences between their native language and English.


Objectives of the Institute include designing innovative multi-disciplinary programs that address these challenges in an intensive immersion program uniquely structured to develop fluency in reading, writing, speaking, both enunciation and pronunciation, in English and public speaking through interactive exercises specifically created to produce results. Primary instruction is provided by faculty with both experience and expertise in second language acquisition. The academic credits earned through the Institute are transferable to any accredited higher education institution in the United States or their affiliated partners.


Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college and two years of relevant professional experience required, including leadership experience and academic expertise in managing innovative programs in second language acquisition. A doctorate degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for two years of the indicated experience. The potential of success as well as a commitment to global education is also preferred.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

ASSOCIATE DEAN

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Education, the Associate Dean assists in the general administration of all academic aspects of the College and the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Dean; focuses on global education; represents the Dean at various University functions; serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the College in the Dean's absence; works with students who need assistance; responsible for the maintenance of CAEP accreditation (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation); and does related work as required.


Qualifications: Doctorate degree or combination of experience in an academic or professional field related to the disciplines within the college; K-12 teaching experience; and a minimum of four years of progressive experience in a higher education environment combining academic instruction, administration and knowledge of accreditation or the equivalent as determined by the university. Experience developing and coordinating programs for minority students in both K-12 and university settings preferred.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Chair of the Search Committee, Office of the Dean, College of Education, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.



School of General Studies

Executive Director III

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Learning Support, the Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the school responsible for managing all school activities. The Executive Director develops and implements school policies and procedures; manages all General Education (GE) within the University, including the First Year Experience Program; oversees the University’s maintenance of MSCHE Standard 12; GE Mentoring (Peer Leadership Program); oversees advisement to all undecided majors; manages the hiring and evaluation processes for all school faculty and staff; oversees curriculum, program development and outcome assessments; manages the school’s budget; and does related work as required. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.


Qualifications: Doctorate degree and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences

School of Nursing

Executive Director III

Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the school responsible for managing all school activities at the Union campus and at four off-site programs at regional community colleges. With a student population of over 600+ RN-BSN and MSN students, NLN accreditation and vibrant enterprises within a Center for Nursing Research and an active Global Nursing Initiative, growth and further development are the hallmarks of the school’s strategic plan.


The Executive Director develops and implements school policies and procedures; manages the evaluation process for all school faculty and staff; manages the hiring process for all school personnel; oversees curriculum, program development and outcome assessments; prepares and manages the academic advisement plan for all programs within the school; manages the school’s budget; maintains relationships with external agencies and professional organizations; and does related work as required. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.


Qualifications: Doctorate degree; current New Jersey Registered Nurse license; and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. A minimum of three years of experience in academic and/or clinical leadership roles and certification in a clinical specialty is preferred.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. George Chang, Dean, College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cnahsjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences

School of Mathematics

Executive Director III

Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the school responsible for managing all school activities. The Executive Director develops and implements school policies and procedures; manages the evaluation process for all school faculty and staff; manages the hiring process for all school personnel; prepares and manages the academic advisement and support plan for all programs within the school; and does related work as required. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.


Qualifications: Terminal degree in Mathematics or a related field and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Equivalent managerial experience will also be considered. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts for all degrees and contact information for three professional references to: Chair of the Search Committee, Office of the Dean, College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cnahsjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.

 


OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

READER

Kean University is seeking a Reader that will work with a faculty member. The Reader will read aloud to the faculty member various printed materials and/or information from a computer screen that cannot be read by the adaptive computer equipment and software. The Reader will take dictation when the adaptive computer equipment and software cannot do so. Position is temporary and filled on a semester to semester basis, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. Salary range is $9.50 to $16 per hour, and is commensurate upon experience.


The Reader's work schedule will vary each semester based on the faculty member's teaching schedule. We would prefer candidates that are available a minimum of 3 days per week, contingent upon the faculty members schedule.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required, with some training or experience in a field of study related to the psychology material that the Reader will read.


Application: If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter (including hours of availability) and resume to Yrelys Tapanes, Managing Assistant Director - Benefits, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. You may also apply via email at ytapanes@kean.edu or (fax) 908.737.3305.

 

 

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