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Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N), one of the nation’s foremost urban research universities, seeks a dean for the School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) to lead its faculty and programs, many of which are currently among the most distinguished in the nation.

The dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the School of Public Affairs and Administration, overseeing all academic programs and services, faculty hiring and development, and sponsored research. The dean reports directly to the provost. The school seeks an individual with demonstrated leadership ability and a deep commitment to education and research that marries service and leadership from the local to the global. The next dean will be committed to publicly affairs scholarship and interdisciplinary work. This individual will understand and be able to articulate the foundational role SPAA plays as a relevant and vital part of RU-N, and will have the capacity to expand interdisciplinary collaborations across schools and programs.

The new dean will leverage partnerships and collaborations as routes for strengthening enrollment and research. They will also have a passion for supporting and advancing the types of anchor work Rutgers performs in Newark. Experience as a scholar, educator, and administrator is required, along with a terminal degree in a relevant field and the requisite record of accomplishment that qualifies for appointment with tenure as a full professor in the school.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by November 1. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the themes in the leadership profile:

These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the WittKieffer consultants, Robin Mamlet, Sandra Chu, and Jenna Brumleve at:

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