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Assistant Dean for Program Development
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Dean for Program Development
Job Category Staff & Executive - Executive - Deans
Department GSBS-NWK Division
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university-wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Assistant Dean for Program Development for the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions within the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) on the Newark Health Science campus.
Under direction of the Senior Associate Dean, the Assistant Dean for Program Development serves as Academic Advisor and Director of remote learning for Medical and Dental Scholars master’s program. The incumbent is responsible for the leadership, admissions, administration, supervision, and evaluation of students in the planned masters’ programs, and oversees all activities related to students’ career development, training and education, with respect to career readiness. The Assistant Dean is also responsible for collecting, analyzing and presenting academic data, training grant preparation, and development of future graduate programs in the health sciences. The Assistant Dean will represent the Newark Health Science Campus of School of Graduate Studies on a variety of committees and workgroups within Rutgers. as well as. outside Rutgers University. This will be achieved through the following duties and other activities as assigned by the Senior Associate Dean for SGS-Newark.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Development of master’s programs to leverage existing courses and other academic activities with a view to establishing and maintaining robust remote learning opportunities for current master’s students, and to sustain and enhance enrollment of new students into these programs.
  • Development of a new program that emphasizes remote learning opportunities, while upholding the academic rigor and in-person activities that are intrinsic to the existing programs.
  • Provide leadership and advising for students enrolled in these masters’ programs, including recruitment, admissions, course selection and planning, working with faculty to develop courses and workshops that underpin these programs.
  • Collect and analyze academic achievement and outcomes data, and use to establish data driven strategic planning for program offerings and recruitment.
  • Participate in the development and submission of grant proposals for funds from private foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Envision and develop innovative new master’s and related graduate programs that meet the criteria for implementation as fully distance learning programs.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 32S
Position Salary $100,879 - $154,345
Annual Minimum Salary 96090.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 126566.000
Annual Maximum Salary 157039.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the biomedical sciences.
  • Must have at least 7 years of progressive experience in biomedical sciences higher education and administration with demonstrated leadership and proven skills as a strategic thinker with the ability to build teams/relationships and interact effectively with all levels of staff in a highly collaborative environment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of institutional policies and state and federal regulations relating to admissions, and student affairs.
  • Established organizational, supervisory, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1446
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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