Douglass Residential College and Campus Dean Search

This is not the type of call for submissions that I usually post (calls for literary submissions.)

But the economy being what it is and with the thought in mind that you (or someone you know) may be able to use this lead that came across my desk from IWA, check this out:

Douglass Residential College and CampusDean Search

Position Description:
One of the nation’s foremost research universities,Rutgers Universitywas chartered as a colonial college in 1766, making it the eightholdest institution of higher education in the country. A member of theAssociation of American Universities, Rutgers now comprises 27degree-granting schools and colleges and more than 200 specializedresearch institutes. External research funding in FY 2009 exceeded $390million. The remarkable diversity of its 54,000 students, and over9,000 faculty and staff reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of thepopulation of its state.

Douglass Residential College, for women students, is located onthe New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University The DouglassResidential Collegeprovides programs promoting women’s leadership for a community ofapproximately 2000 students. Douglass was founded as the NewJerseyCollege for Women in 1918 and renamed Douglass College, after its firstdean, in 1955. Today, this innovative residential college retainstraditions and close relations with alumnae. Douglass ResidentialCollege offers Rutgers women the close-knit community of a smallliberal arts college and, at the same time, access to the resources ofa distinguished public Research I university.

The deanof the Douglass Residential College participates actively in therecruitment of students and holds authority over educational programs.Any female undergraduate at Rutgers-New Brunswick may choose to be amember of Douglass Residential College; requirements for students inDouglass Residential College include a mission course on women’sleadership; an externship with a Douglass alumna; and the creation ofan e-portfolio to highlight curricular and co-curricular achievements.Douglass Residential College students also receive priority placementin one of the eleven living-learning communities located on thatcampus. Douglass’s living-learning communities, including the firstresidence hall for women in science in the nation, engage studentsinside and outside the classroom on issues related to an academictheme; many houses have funding for students to travel or completegroup projects.

The dean of the Douglass Residential College works with a vice dean,six assistant deans, and a staff totaling twenty, overseeing a budgetof close to $2.5 million. The dean reports to the vice president forundergraduate education, and works closely with that office, as well aswith admissions, the deans of the academic schools, the other campusdeans, and the offices of student life and residence life. In this lastcapacity, the dean will form partnerships with student affairsprofessionals, including the dean of students and the vice presidentfor student affairs. The dean of the Douglass Residential College has amajor role in fund-raising, working in collaboration with theAssociated Alumnae of Douglass College and the Rutgers UniversityFoundation in the development of long-term fund-raising strategies.

The dean also serves as Campus Dean for the Douglass Campus, a rolethat makes the dean the academic leader of the campus, the person whoconnects all students living on the campus—not just those who aremembers of Douglass Residential College—to the academic work and eventsof faculty and departments. Although authority over faculty andacademic requirements resides with schools and/or departments, theDouglass Residential College and its dean provide leadership foruniversity-wide initiatives related to women’s and gender issues.

The dean will also be a member of the Institute for Women’s Leadershipat Rutgers, a consortium including the Department of Women’s and GenderStudies and other institutes focused on women’s issues.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. and arecord of scholarly accomplishments warranting appointment at the rankof associate or full professor in a discipline taught at RutgersUniversity-New Brunswick. The candidate must have a demonstratedinterest in women’s education, undergraduate education, and in workingwith students of diverse backgrounds. The ideal dean will haveexperience in administration and be a leader in innovative,student-centered women’s scholarship and education. The successfulcandidate must be invested in serving as dean for at least five years.

The salary for this position is competitive, based upon the candidate’sexperience and credentials. The deadline forsubmission is January 4, 2010.

Please submit nominations, expressions of interest, andinquiries to:

Professor Carla Yanni
Chair of Search Committee/DRC and Douglass Campus Dean

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
83 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1281

If you wish to apply, send C.V., cover letter, vision statement aboutwomen’s leadership and education, and names of three referees to CarlaYanni c/o Linda Palmieri. Applications and referees’ nameswill be kept confidential. Electronic applications strongly preferred.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal EmploymentOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and an NSF Advance Institution.

The University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity amongfaculty, students, and staff, and we encourage members ofunderrepresented groups to apply for this position.