Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey — Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, seeks an experienced, collaborative, and inventive academic leader to serve as Executive Dean of Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). This is an exceptional opportunity to lead the largest academic unit at this esteemed university with an established reputation for combining excellence in teaching with world-class research and service to the state, nation, and globe. 

The School of Arts and Sciences provides the liberal arts and science foundation for undergraduate education at Rutgers–New Brunswick, with 47 departments and programs offering more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors. In addition, departments across SAS offer more than 100 first-class graduate programs. The Divisions of Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences provide students with an education of unparalleled breadth and depth. Rutgers–New Brunswick’s School of Arts and Sciences ensures outstanding support to students through a host of resources, services, and programs of teaching and learning enabled by 750 full-time faculty, 500 administrative staff, and more than 20,000 students.

Reporting to the Chancellor-Provost of Rutgers—New Brunswick and serving as a key member of her leadership team, the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences will join Rutgers at a time of fresh leadership and transformative ambition. The Executive Dean will be a collaborative leader building bridges both within the school and across Rutgers—New Brunswick to advance the aspirations that undergird Rutgers—New Brunswick’s new Academic Master Plan. An unwavering and demonstrated commitment to furthering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is an absolute requisite, as is a passion for the combined commitments to student success, path-breaking research, and community engagement that animate Rutgers University. 

Rutgers – New Brunswick has retained Isaacson, Miller a national executive search firm, to assist with this important recruitment. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed to Lisa Savereid, Ryan Leichenauer, and Cheryl Hicks at Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status or any other category protected by law. As an institution, Rutgers values diversity of background and opinion, and prohibits 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.