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Anticipated Tenure-Track Faculty Positions 2018-2019 (Nathan Weiss Graduate College)
Kean University

  • Nov. 27, 2017
  • Anticipated Tenure-Track Faculty Positions 2018-2019 (Nathan Weiss Graduate College)
  • Nathan Weiss Graduate College
  • Kean University
    Union, NJ
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • September 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Speech/Hearing Sciences
    Social Work
    Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
    Occupational Therapy
    Environmental/Occupational Health
    Community Health
    Communications Disorders
    Health Sciences - General
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Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

All open faculty positions are ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Courses are taught at the Union campus but some positions may include assignments at Kean Ocean in Toms River, New Jersey or other locations.
All faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college and university level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. All positions are subject to availability of funds, due to financial exigencies.

Nathan Weiss Graduate College

Department of Graduate Social Work
Social Work – to teach masters-level courses including, but not limited to: Research, Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Social Welfare Policy; Clinical Practice; Trauma; and Psychopathology.

Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Social Work or a related human service discipline; a minimum of three years of social work practice experience; and current Social Work licensure is required. Teaching experience is also required, as is a strong interest in research and service. ABD considered with completion date by September 1, 2018. Candidate must have an on-going agenda for research and publication; perform outreach to the professional practice community; provide vision and guidance in the area of innovation and technology as key tenets in teaching; have knowledge of social work competencies, field education, cultural competence, diversity, Council on Social Work Education’s EPAS 2015 and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and Standards; and support the University’s mission.

Contact: Dr. Telvis M. Rich, Director, at

Department of Counselor Education
Counseling (Two Positions) – to teach courses in the new Ph.D. program in Counseling and Supervision and other courses in the CACREP accredited Master’s degree CMHC and School options, plus Addictions.

Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision or meets 2013 CACREP "grandfathering" requirement; NJ-LPC or LCADC or equivalent; 3-5 years post-degree clinical practice; doctoral teaching and curriculum development; strong counselor identity; and professional association involvement is required.

Contact: Dr. J. Barry Mascari, Chairperson, at

School of Communication Disorders and Deafness
Speech-Language Pathology (Two Positions) – to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of communication sciences and disorders, including course work in the clinical doctorate (SLPD) program. Immediate need is for expertise in adult neurogenic disorders of speech and language and child language development and disorders, but other areas will be considered. Responsibilities include supervision of clinical practica; provision of advisement and all other duties associated with university faculty positions. Ability and experience in guiding student research is preferred.

Qualifications: Doctorate in communication sciences and disorders or its equivalent; CCC-SLP; eligibility for New Jersey licensure; and experience with university-level teaching is required. ABD considered with completion date by September 1, 2018. A robust research agenda, past and future, is highly desired.

Contact: Dr. Martin D. Shulman, Executive Director, at for both positions.

Department of Occupational Therapy
Generalist and Pediatric Specialist (Two Assistant/Associate Positions) – to teach general occupational therapy content and research related courses in the curriculum. The Pediatric Specialist will teach general occupational therapy content and pediatric related courses in the curriculum. Candidates will be involved in mentoring student research projects; provide service to the university and community; and be involved in clinically relevant research and scholarship. Candidates will have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to the development of a new program for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Occupational Therapy or a related field; eligibility for a NJ occupational therapy license; a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level; and relevant clinical experience is required.

Contact: Dr. Mariann Moran, Chairperson, at for both positions.

School of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program – responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: collaborating with other faculty to develop, evaluate and deliver entry-level physical therapy content; teaching within the orthopedics, neurologic, cardiopulmonary and/or other foundational clinical courses within the DPT curriculum; developing and participating in scholarship; working collaboratively with core faculty, administration, the Graduate College Dean and other departments within the University; participating in service to the School, College and University; and student advising. Teaching in other areas will also be expected dependent upon program needs, training and clinical experience.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or its equivalent (ABD candidates with completion date by September 1, 2018 are encouraged to apply); or the minimum of a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) with certification in advanced clinical competencies, e.g., American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist Certification; previous academic experience including a record of scholarship and service to the profession; and a minimum of three years of clinical experience is required. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the State of New Jersey. Content expertise in orthopedics, neurologic and/or cardiopulmonary physical therapy is required.

Contact: Dr. Shannon N. Clifford, Executive Director, at

Application Information for All Positions

Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references. Apply to the identified contact at the email address above or mail to: Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits program included. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.

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    Kean University
    1000 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083


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