Assoc Dean, Heavin School, Arts Sci & Tech

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, NJ

ID: 7089557
Posted: November 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Established in 1972, Thomas Edison State University (TESU) is one of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education and one of the oldest institutions in the country designed specifically for working adults. Located in the capital of New Jersey, the University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and offers associates’, bachelors’, masters’, and doctorate degrees in more than 100 areas of study as well as undergraduate, graduate and noncredit professional certificate programs. Thomas Edison State University is the leader in online education with approximately 15,200 students enrolled in these dynamic programs.

The University has pioneered the use of the latest technology to develop flexible, high-quality educational programs. Forbes magazine identified TESU as one of the top 20 schools in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults.

The Position:

Thomas Edison State University seeks a full-time Associate Dean; a member of the leadership team of Heavin School of Arts, Sciences and Technology. The Heavin School is the largest school with a student population of about six thousand (6,000), offering more than thirty Associate, Bachelor, and Graduate degree programs and certificates exclusively online. Many of the programs have national recognition for their academic quality and value. The Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology and Electronic Systems Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). The School has formed partnerships with several private and government organizations and has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from them for the development and improvement of its programs.

New Jersey is listed among the top ten states for Information Technology jobs, with a high percentage of these employees working in cybersecurity. Projected workforce needs far exceed current capacity. The University responded to this demand by designating cybersecurity as a major academic initiative. The Associate Dean, in addition to his/her role as a senior member of the leadership team in the School, will lead the development and growth of the program with a focused commitment on meeting the statewide and national industry and organization needs.
Job Description:

Under the direction of the Dean, the Associate Dean assists in the general administration of all academic aspects in the school. In the absence of the Dean, the Associate Dean assumes the role of chief academic officer of the school.

The Associate Dean is responsible for organizing, planning, and coordinating curriculum development and implementation, recruitment, retention, strategy development and implementation, research and development activities for the Heavin School of Arts, Sciences and Technology. The Associate Dean works as a liaison with other Schools, programs, coordinators, and administrative offices to facilitate the goals and objectives of the School.


Education: Possession of doctorate degree in an academic discipline with evidence of graduate coursework in cybersecurity or professional experience or certification in the field. The appointing authority will determine the equivalence.

Experience: A minimum of 6 years’ experience as a faculty or/and administrator in a higher education environment or experience in the cybersecurity, computer science or information technology workforce. Experience in developing and managing undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity programs is preferred.

NOTE: As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you will be required to submit a waiver request.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

- Knowledge of the (1) current issue, trends and opportunities in cybersecurity required (2) philosophy and practices of higher education and familiarity with the standards, curriculum and policies pertaining to adult learning (3) current issues and trends in adult learning, distance learning and online education

- Ability to (1) work with professional and support staff, and the community at large (2) work at a distance with students, mentors and other professionals (3) use technology to communicate, synthesize information and prepare reports.