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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.
 


Kean University Child Care and Development Center

Director IV

The Kean University Child Care and Development Center is a full day, Reggio Emilia inspired, laboratory demonstration school affiliated with the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program and serves children ages 2-5 of faculty, staff, students and the community. Under the supervision of the Dean of the College of Education, the Director organizes, plans and directs the Center’s early childhood programs, curriculum, activities and operations, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws governing child care. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising staff; designing professional development for teachers; managing financial affairs; overseeing physical facilities; communicating with parents; scheduling student interns; and performing related work as required.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and two years of professional experience with classroom instruction in an early childhood setting required. A Doctor of Philosophy degree or a Doctor of Education degree may be substituted for the two years of indicated experience. Experience in administration and supervision of early childhood centers and extensive knowledge of Reggio Emilia inspired teaching practices preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Susan Polirstok, Dean, College of Education, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email coejobs@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.

 


Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kean is seeking a well qualified and committed individual to fill the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Associate Vice President will support and assist the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in the leadership, management and day-to-day oversight of selected units in the Division of Academic Affairs, consisting of six colleges, the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics, the University Library and several academic support units, such as international student services, learning support and research and sponsored programs. The Associate Vice President exercises direct managerial oversight of the Office of Accreditation and Assessment, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Center for Professional Development, faculty recruitment and support and University curriculum development; oversees budgetary operations for the Division; assists the Provost and Vice President with the management and development of Division-wide policies and procedures; and performs additional duties as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Master’s degree and a minimum of six years of professional experience in higher education or a similar organization required. A minimum of three years of the required experience must be in administration. Doctorate degree is preferred and can be substituted for one year of the required experience. Candidate must have excellent writing and analytical skills and a record of academic and administrative accomplishment commensurate with appointment to a high level administrative position in a large and growing university.

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. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to appointment.

 


School of Social Sciences

Executive Director III

Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the School of Social Sciences, responsible for managing all school activities. The Executive Director develops and implements school policies and procedures; manages the hiring and evaluation processes for all school faculty and staff; 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; 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 from an accredited institution 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, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email chssjobs@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.

 


School of Architecture

Managing Assistant Director II

The Michael Graves School of Architecture at Kean University will initiate a new professional Master’s program in Architecture in 2015 at the Union, NJ campus, as well as at its additional campus location in Wenzhou, China.  Under the direction and leadership of the Dean of the School of Architecture, the Managing Assistant Director II assists in the general administration and management of all aspects of the School 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 design and/or research functions of the School of Architecture is 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: Mr. David Mohney, FAIA, Acting Dean, School of Architecture, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email dmohney@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.

 


Vice President for Enrollment Management

This new executive position is designed to provide strategic enrollment management for growth, expansion and globalization of a comprehensive four year public university in the midst of dynamic transformation. Responsibilities will include strategic planning; marketing vision; and coordination, oversight and operations management in key areas related to student recruitment and retention.

The Vice President will be responsible for leading enrollment initiatives including the creation and implementation of a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan. As a member of the President’s senior leadership team, the successful candidate will play a major role in implementing a comprehensive strategy for University growth and advancement focusing on student success from pre-enrollment through graduation.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience required. Candidate must have strong leadership qualities; the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively; the ability to learn, use, implement, evaluate and recommend current and future technologies in enrollment management areas; strong administrative, financial management/budgeting, planning and problem-solving skills; working knowledge of current higher education and enrollment issues globally, nationally and in New Jersey; experience with diverse populations; and a student centered focus.

Vision, high standards and strong managerial and entrepreneurial acumen are essential. Successful experience growing an out-of-state and international recruitment program and in incorporating the most up-to-date enrollment management technology tools into the work scheme are critical skills that the successful candidate will bring. This is a transformational position in which a highly motivated executive manager will be centrally involved in creating the future of a changing institution.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Felice K. Vazquez, Esq., Special Counsel, Office of the President, 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.

 


Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Managing Assistant Director III

Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Managing Assistant Director provides managerial support to the Vice President and participates in the development of division-wide goals, policies and procedures. The Managing Assistant Director is responsible for managing day-to-day activities in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs including, but not limited to: managing the preparation and timely completion of divisional reports; coordinating the processing of administrative personnel actions including appointment and reappointment; preparing and managing updates to divisional publications, website data and social media outlets for students, parents and the community at large; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in higher education required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, c/o Ms. Katrina Boseman, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpsajobs@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 Health Services

Managing Assistant Director II

Under the supervision of the Director, the Managing Assistant Director II assists in the management of the Office of Health Services; supervises nursing staff and manages clinical practice in accordance with established guidelines; provides medical care and treatment of students and the appropriate utilization of health care resources; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college in Nursing and two years of professional experience as a Nurse Practitioner, with at least one of the two years in an administrative or supervisory capacity required. Additional requirements include: current certification as a Family or Adult Health Advanced Practice Nurse by the New Jersey Board of Nursing; current certification as a Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP); and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Professional Rescuer by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Lori Purwin, Director of Health Services, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email lpurwin@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 the Registrar

Associate Registrar (Associate Director II)

*Search Extended*

Under the supervision of the University Registrar, the Associate Registrar assists in the management of the daily operations of the Office of the Registrar; provides managerial oversight for the effective application of technology and the development, enhancement and maintenance of the student record and evaluation system within an integrated Datatel database; acts with the authority of the Director in his/her absence; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and three years of directly related professional work experience in higher education required. Preferred qualifications include: Master’s degree in a related field; administrative and supervisory experience in a university Registrar’s Office; experience with web-based services; and knowledge of Datatel software and retrieval.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Kenneth Wolpin, University Registrar, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email registrarjobs@kean.edu. Previous applicants need not apply. 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 Accounting and Finance

Executive Director III

The College of Business and Public Management at Kean University is experiencing exceptional growth and development. Located in a new state-of-the-art building on the Union, New Jersey campus and with an additional location in Wenzhou, China, the College is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Accounting and Finance area as we transform into a major provider of global business education.

Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the School of Accounting and Finance, 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; 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 from an accredited institution in Accounting 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. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable.

Curriculum innovation, faculty development, external relations, especially internships and change management will also be major responsibilities. Experience with and/or interest in AACSB accreditation is desired. An individual with both industry and academic experience is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, College of Business and Public Management, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cbpm@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.

 


Kean Ocean

Office of Student Affairs

Managing Assistant Director III

Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Managing Assistant Director for Kean Ocean Student Services provides administrative leadership, management and supervision of student services on the Kean Ocean campus and manages the coordination of annual events including Welcome Week, Campus Awareness, Student Services Expo and National Days of Service.

The Managing Assistant Director provides administrative supervision for daily operations of student groups and student government organizations. This position promotes and cultivates student success through the administration of programs and services that are developed and coordinated through close working relationships with other University offices and Kean staff members. This position is located at the Kean Ocean campus in Toms River, NJ and requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. Occasional travel to the Union campus is required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two years of professional experience in student development, campus life and/or co-curricular programming required. Candidate must be able to demonstrate a theoretical foundation in the principles and practices of leadership; must possess excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; knowledge of MS Office software programs; and an aptitude for emerging electronic social media. Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education administration or related field preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, c/o Ms. Katrina Boseman, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpsajobs@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 Community Standards and Student Conduct

Director IV

Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct is responsible for the overall leadership, management and supervision of the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct. The Director is responsible for implementing a comprehensive university-wide student conduct program; developing educational and training events to promote campus safety and civility; managing the investigation, adjudication and educational administration of the Student Code of Conduct; working collaboratively with the Title IX Coordinator in developing and implementing University programs, policies and procedures in compliance with federal regulations; and performing related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of professional supervisory experience in student conduct or judicial affairs in an institution of higher education is required. Master’s degree in a related field and three to five years of experience is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, c/o Ms. Katrina Boseman, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpsajobs@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 Business and Public Management

New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC)
Director IV

In accordance with SBA goals and objectives, the State and other funding mandates, the Regional Director, under the direction of NJSBDC leadership’s mission and programs, is responsible for the strategic planning, internal fiscal administration, reporting and overall management of the Small Business Development Center. In addition, the Regional Director is responsible for overall small business development in his/her jurisdiction, which includes client services development; database management; monitoring and reporting; overseeing client services program delivery in the form of one-on-one counseling; and training, marketing and outreach. The Regional Director is also responsible for Center collaboration on host institution projects; and organizing and supervising Center staff and activities, including satellite locations, as well as developing strong external stakeholder communication and relationships as needed. A flexible schedule including evening, weekend and extended hours is required. This position is grant funded and contingent upon the availability of supporting grant funds.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of two years of professional experience in small business counseling, consulting, management and training/instruction required. MBA preferred. Candidate must have experience in working in or managing a small business. Thorough understanding of small business issues and/or experience in economic development a plus. Access to transportation is required in order to travel to client and SBDC sites and events. Excellent written/oral communications skills are essential.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Michael Cooper, Dean, College of Business and Public Management, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cbpm@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.

 


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 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.

 


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.

 

 

Kean University is an EOE/AA Institution

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