Associate Dean Search, Academic Affairs CEHS

The Opportunity

Montclair State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Education and Human Services, one of the premier schools of education and human services in the nation. With nationally accredited programs in teacher education, counseling, public health, dietetics, and athletic training, and other programs in education, health, and human development, the college faculty is engaged in research and practice with the aims of increasing equity, social justice, democratic practice, critical thinking, and reflection.  The college has a long and proud history of excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and scholarship, and serves as a leader in preparing professionals to work collaboratively to change people’s lives.  With a full-time tenured/tenure track faculty of 115 and over 4,900 students, the College of Education and Human Services offers twenty-four (24) programs leading to the B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., M.Ed., M.A.T., M.P.H., and Ph.D. degrees.

The College is organized into eight departments: Counseling and Educational Leadership; Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education; Educational Foundations; Exercise Science and Physical Education; Family Science and Human Development; Nutrition and Food Studies; Public Health; and Secondary and Special Education.  The College’s programs for educators reflect deep partnerships with the University’s arts and sciences disciplines and with public schools and foster a commitment to teaching for social justice and democracy as one of the original members of the National Network for Educational Renewal.  The College’s teacher education programs, which have been highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for several years, are coordinated university-wide in the nation’s first established Center of Pedagogy, which features the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal, an award winning school-university partnership.

The College’s programs for human services are committed to maintaining meaningful connections with the surrounding community through engaged research and practice with local, state, and federal health and human development agencies, hospitals, and non-profit organizations to contribute to enhancing the quality of life in the region and reduce disparities and increase social justice across fields.  As part of this commitment, the College houses several externally-funded applied research labs in the human services.

The College’s Ben Samuels Children’s Center houses a model inclusive program for children from birth to age five. The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health offers professional development, education, clinical services and research in the areas of autism, infant and early childhood development, and mental health. The Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services provides evaluation and applied research services for educational agencies and institutions, community organizations, and health-related government and human service agencies.   The College’s ADP Center for Learning Technologies offers state-of-the-art programs including workshops, seminars, and conferences and services such as room/lab rentals, media services, equipment use and one-to-one technology help to students, faculty and staff across the university.   The College is housed in University Hall, a technologically advanced academic building, featuring a 500 person capacity conference center with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs supports the University and the College of Education and Human Services in achieving key institutional objectives, among them:

  • Academic excellence in teaching and learning
  • Innovation and responsiveness to changes and developments in communities, students, and disciplines
  • Development and continuous improvement of academic programs
  • Local and national impact through outreach, service, and scholarship
  • Growth in the quantity, quality, and diversity of student enrollment
  • Enhancement of the quality and scope of student academic, personal, and professional achievement
  • Development of assessment and evaluation processes and studies to enhance effectiveness and measure progress toward goals
  • Promotion of the College, including the work of its faculty and its academic programs