Rutgers the State University of New Jersey New Brunswick Campus - Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
NJ, New Brunswick
Rutgers University–New Brunswick invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest in its search for an engaging, collaborative, and forward-looking leader to serve as the next dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
The Bloustein School is committed to a rebirth of the public service ethic in the United States. This ethic focuses on good civic design in its broadest sense, encompassing such endeavors as housing, transportation, workforce development, public health, economic development, ecological balance, and social justice for the disadvantaged. The school offers well-established and highly ranked programs in urban planning, public policy, and public health and has recently expanded its degree offerings under the umbrella of public service to include health administration, public administration, and public informatics. Faculty and staff are engaged in impactful research and the school is host to several nationally recognized research centers and collaborative programs. The school has 1,275 students, 58 faculty, 110 staff, and an annual budget of $50 million.
The dean reports to Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway and is a member of the chancellor-provost’s leadership team. As the school’s chief executive and academic officer, the dean has overall responsibility for defining the school’s strategic priorities and vision, developed in concert with the school’s faculty, staff, and students. The next dean should be a student-centered leader with an understanding of how to support faculty and staff in their teaching, research, and service. The school has a long history of engagement with partners throughout the state of New Jersey and beyond and the dean must be able to build and maintain collaborative relationships with individuals outside of the university.
As a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Rutgers–New Brunswick conducts life-changing research and offers premier education in a diverse community. Rutgers–New Brunswick’s 50,000 students choose it for its educational excellence and vast opportunities to learn how to lead a life and prepare for a career of meaning and consequence. Rutgers–New Brunswick ranked 19th among U.S. News and World Report’s “Top Public Schools” in 2022-23, climbing from 23rd last year.
All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Rutgers University–New Brunswick in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 24, 2023. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford, Jessica Herrington and Luis Bertot at Rutgers-BlousteinDean@wittkieffer.com.
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