Dean Search, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to Montclair State University. We offer a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a broad spectrum of graduate programs through the doctoral level, and an unusually diverse faculty and student body. The strength of our programs, combined with our  250-acre, architecturally inspiring suburban campus just 14 miles west of New York City, has attracted exceptional faculty from around the world to our six colleges and schools.

With a faculty of 213 full-time distinguished scholars/teachers and a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of over 5,000 students, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest of the University’s academic units.  The College provides a rich variety of degree programs and is organized into 13 departments, 3 interdisciplinary degree programs, and 9 centers and institutes.  Degree programs include: Anthropology, Audiology, Classics and General Humanities, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Child Advocacy and Policy, English, History, Justice Studies, Linguistics, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science and Law, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish and Italian, Women’s Studies, and a number of minors, including African American Studies, and Latin American and Latino Studies.  The College’s centers and institutes include the Center for Child Advocacy, the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, the Center for Heritage and Archeological Studies, and the Humanities Institute.  The College has successfully combined a traditional focus on liberal education with programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level that fulfill specific career objectives.

The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College as well as a key member of the University’s senior leadership team. The ideal candidate will possess a record of distinguished academic achievement along with a demonstrated commitment to our core traditions of excellence and innovation.