Vice Provost for Research and Dean of The Graduate School Search
Montclair State University
July 12, 2017
Montclair, New Jersey
Higher Education Institution
The Vice Provost for Research and Dean of The Graduate School exercises primary responsibility for the successful continued growth, strategic development, and administration of the University’s externally funded research initiatives, and is the chief administrative and academic officer of The Graduate School. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively with faculty, deans, other administrators and the Graduate Council within the University and will be responsible to support the building of alliances with off-campus constituencies, businesses, partner institutions and government that will lead to increased resources for the University and employment opportunities for graduates. The Vice Provost/Dean will be the University’s chief advocate for research, overseeing the University’s strategic research agenda and providing intellectual leadership for the shaping of that agenda across the disciplines and promoting its application in support of the instructional mission. Primary responsibilities for the Vice Provost and Dean will include: working with Deans to define growth areas in graduate education and increasing graduate enrollments in both size and diversity; implementing effective policies to support the recruitment and academic achievement of graduate students; sharpening the academic quality, focus and competitiveness of the University’s graduate programs; facilitating activities that enhance the research infrastructure of the institution, including the development of technology transfer capabilities; increasing the current level of external funding and strategically managing sources of internal funding.
A candidate should possess an earned doctorate and a record of distinguished academic achievement appropriate for the rank of full professor in a department of the University. In addition, the following characteristics will be important considerations in the evaluation of candidates:
Demonstrated commitment to, and success in, supporting the scholarly and research initiatives of faculty;
A personal record of research achievement;
Broad knowledge of funding sources and the ability to enhance and increase faculty participation in research opportunities;
Knowledge of matters related to research compliance such as human subjects, conflict of interest and other research-related issues;
A strong record in graduate education and experience with national issues in graduate education;
Demonstrated experience as a program builder;
Skill in working with an array of graduate programs, and knowledge of curricular and programmatic trends in graduate education;
Successful experience in developing strategies for enrollment management;
Demonstrated commitment to, and success in, supporting the academic achievement of graduate students.
Excellent communication and consensus-building skills in the academic setting.
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is designated a Research Doctoral 3 University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburb...an campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 10 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at montclair.edu