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Department Head, Department of Psychology

Apply now Job no: 498388
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science & Mathematics at Rowan University invites applications for the position of Department Head, Department of Psychology. This is a 12-month administrative position. We are seeking a strategic, outcomes-oriented, forward-looking, dynamic leader to foster the continued growth of the Department. With Rowan’s commitment to growth and innovation, particularly in the health sciences, the Department of Psychology is uniquely positioned to drive research initiatives and program development at the intersection of behavioral and life sciences, engineering, and medicine.

The successful candidate will be expected to foster faculty research, build and support innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, and enhance academic, experiential, and entrepreneurial opportunities for students and faculty. The Department Head will cultivate a positive, inclusive, and collaborative environment within the Department for faculty, staff, and students. The Department Head is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with a myriad of external and internal collaborators and stakeholders.

The Department of Psychology is the largest Department in the College of Science & Mathematics, home to a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Psychology and Integrated Healthcare. Additionally, the department offers a B.A. in Psychology, B.S. in Psychological Science, Master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis and a joint School Psychology program in the College of Education.  The department also offers a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Minor in Neuroscience with Biological Sciences. Further information about the College/Departments is available at


Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Psychology and currently hold the level of Full Professor or have professional experience to warrant an appointment to the rank of Professor with tenure. Preference will be given to individuals with leadership experience overseeing an academic department and mentoring research and teaching faculty.  The successful candidate should possess an outstanding record of leadership, program development, strategic budget management, diverse and inclusive practices, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, overseeing research programs, and mentorship of both students and faculty. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.

The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2023 and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

  1. Cover letter 
  2. Current detailed CV
  3. Leadership and vision statement (2 pages)
  4. DEI statement (1 page)
  5. Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for initial review)
  6. Names and contact information for at least three references; confidential letters will be requested if an application is moved forward

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Gregory Caputo, Associate Dean of College of Science & Mathematics ( 

A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University’s eight colleges and nine schools offer programs at the bachelor’s, doctoral, and professional levels to 23,000 students across its campuses, including the main campus in Glassboro, N.J. (20 minutes southeast of Philadelphia, PA) and its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford. Rowan focuses on use-inspired research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the third fastest-growing public research university by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. The Department of Psychology and the College of Science & Mathematics are dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and especially encourages applications from women and individuals from underrepresented groups in higher education.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Note: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. 

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