Stockton University — Assistant Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Requisition Code:

Galloway – Main Campus

Job Category:

Social & Behavioral Sciences (240005)

Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Posted Date:
8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM


Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

Faculty and Staff are committed to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of being “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date. Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

Stockton University is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Dean in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, a non-tenured managerial position. The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences employs 70 full and part-time faculty, 50 staff, and approximately 60 adjunct faculty. The School enrolls approximately 1,820 students in the following undergraduate programs: Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology and minors in Behavioral Neuroscience, Childhood Studies, Gerontology, and Victimology & Victim Services. The School offers master’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Counseling, and Social Work and houses the Child Welfare Education Institute, the Stockton Center for Successful Aging, and the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. Students and Faculty in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences teach and learn in Galloway (main campus), Atlantic City, and at Kramer Hall in Hammonton.



  • Interprets and applies University policies and procedures needed to increase operational efficiency in the School
  • Recommends direction and annual goals in terms of enrollments, programs, resource allocation, and personnel recruitment
  • Works with the other Associate/Assistant Deans to coordinate issues across Schools, such as room scheduling, registration procedures, and new student registration
  • Plans and executes events and publications for the School such as University commencements, open houses, orientations, and Bulletin production; website management
  • Serves as proxy to the Dean in approval of timesheets, requisitions, and payment requests
  • Represents the Dean in her absence, including at the Deans’ and/or Provost Council
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences and/or the Provost, and Vice President

Staff and Faculty-related:

  • Supervises the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences academic office staff; engages in staff evaluation, reclassification, and hiring
  • Supervises the adjunct faculty; coordinates recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and reappointment
  • Approves course offerings and faculty schedules as per University policy; enforces School policies regarding curricular integrity; independently evaluates enrollment expectations and manages outcomes
  • Works with faculty to adjust to cancellations and other changes as related to their teaching assignment and workload as per University policy and existing labor agreements
  • Ensures compliance with negotiated faculty workload; addresses discrepancies directly with faculty, selects and implements necessary steps toward resolution
  • Prepares and monitors budgets for adjuncts, Program Chairs and Directors, and faculty overloads; manages payments in these areas
  • Assists the Dean and University by providing recommendations relative to matters affecting collective bargaining or the development of management’s position in negotiations, grievances, or other matters in all areas of assigned responsibilities


  • Manages, monitors and predicts the School’s course, section, and seat needs including General Studies obligations and oversees classroom allocations and assignments
  • Reviews, assigns credit, and approves all applications for Student Special Projects, Internships, and Independent Studies, per University policy; works with faculty to ensure accuracy of all submitted information
  • Handles all aspects of student concerns and complaints, including those involving faculty; has authority to resolve issues by developing appropriate methods and means; makes referrals to relevant offices for administrative and/or disciplinary purposes
  • Approves grade changes, incompletes, independent studies, and internships, consistent with University, School, and Program policies
  • Evaluates and approves graduation certifications; resolves discrepancies in graduation audits; develops and implements corrective measures when necessary to enforce University policies


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field
  • Five years of higher education academic experience (e.g. in a division of Academic Affairs, curricular development, assessment or academic advising or administrative assignments)
  • Direct experience working with higher education faculty and students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in related field
  • Experience in higher education administration
  • Demonstrates strong organizational, communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Teaching experience in social or behavioral science or related field at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Experience advising and/or coaching students on academic and persistence matters
  • Experience with pre-licensure and accredited programs
  • Experience supervising personnel in a union environment
  • Experience working with Banner, Degree Works or comparable student and management information systems in an educational setting

How To Apply:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current resume
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. A list of three recent professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.