Dean of the College of Arts, Humanties and Social Sciences
Classification: Administrator IV Department Name: Arts,Humanities&Social Science Job Number: MB2020-EB2614 Status: Open Untill FilledScreening Begins: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Priority Screening Date: 03/16/2020 Recruitment Status: Screening Begins: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Position Description: Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.
Reporting directly to the Provost/Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the College's chief academic officer providing leadership and advocacy for: strategic and budgetary planning; faculty and staff recruitment, development and evaluation; promoting excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and research; university and community relations; curricular and fiscal management; enrollment planning; student recruitment and retention; program review; and accreditation. In addition, the Dean actively encourages and supports cross-department and cross-College collaboration in teaching, creative activity, and scholarship. The Dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs leadership team working collaboratively with a highly collegial team of deans and academic affairs administrators and the President's Extended Cabinet.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Advance the mission and vision of the University and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences;
Provide leadership and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning;
Provide oversight of academic programs and curricula, including upholding standards of rigor and academic excellence;
Make effective decisions with College faculty and staff input;
Build strong collaborative relationships with other units on campus, including Extended Education and International Programs;
Promote excellence and innovation in the scholarship areas of teaching, creative and research activities, professional application, and university service;
Participate in university and community relations and lead development/fundraising efforts for the College;
Oversee the educational effectiveness of the College's academic programs through the assessment of student learning and program review and renewal processes;
Oversee faculty and staff recruitment, development, evaluation, and employee relations;
Promote interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college collaboration, cooperation and research internally and with external;
Be a seasoned, decisive leader and diplomat with strong organizational and consensus building skills, integrity, and the ability to inspire and lead faculty with diverse interests;
Demonstrate an understanding of new teaching and research paradigms in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences;
Be able to articulate the value of a liberal arts education in an interdisciplinary context and to provide direction for the integration of new media technology in Arts, Humanities and Social Science education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate will be:
An Educator and Scholar whose academic achievements include a record of sustained scholarly and pedagogical achievements assessed through a Retention, Tenure, and Promotion process; these achievements must be commensurate with appointment at advanced rank in the College. Experienced in developing academic programs specifically designed to address the learning needs of an ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse student population. Appreciation of innovative pedagogies, including technology-enhanced learning strategies. An understanding and appreciation of the role of scholarly research in the teaching and learning process, at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
An Academic Administrator with demonstrated experience in transparent budget development and strategic budget management; knowledge of strategic enrollment and planning; understanding of organizational structures; ability to implement the Universitys strategic priorities; ability to address the needs of a growing university; and the courage to be accountable for decisions;
A Student-Centered Academic Leader and Advocate who understands the value and importance of multiculturalism and social equity; values collaboration, community-building and shared governance; seeks widespread participation in decision-making; models integrity, ethical reflection and practice; mentors and fosters leadership skills in others; takes a leadership role in faculty/employee relations and performance; and creates a culture of civility and respect among faculty and staff;
A Visionary Leader who can develop and sustain strong and collegial relationships with faculty, students, staff, and administrators; balance advocacy with the needs of the wider campus community; provide leadership, stability, unit coherence, and strategic direction for the planning and implementation of systems in support of CSUMBs Vision and core values and who can garner community and donor support for programs in the college;
An Innovator who understands new paradigms in higher education, including innovative pedagogies and on-line learning, and who has the capacity to value an interdisciplinary community.
Earned doctorate from an accredited institution or appropriate terminal degree;
Leadership in a field of Arts, Humanities or the Social Sciences;
Qualification for a faculty appointment at an advanced rank within one of the departments in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences;
At least five years of administrative experience as dean, associate dean, department chair, or comparable position.
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, policy development, and budget oversight;
Evidence of effective and ethical faculty leadership and management through collaborative and shared decision-making;
Evidence of effective and ethical and collegial collaboration as a member of an academic administrative team;
Evidence of excellent communication and facilitation skills;
A record of supporting faculty research and development;
An understanding and appreciation of the role of scholarly research in the teaching and learning process, at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
Experience in administering or working with programs that serve an educationally, ethnically and linguistically diverse student populations consistent with the Universitys mission, vision and values;
Experience enhancing community relations and promoting the role of the College in the campus and externally, including fundraising.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have skills, knowledge, and leadership experience in the following areas:
Outcomes-based education and assessment of student learning;
Servicelearning, community partnerships, and/or field-based experience in teaching and learning;
An interdisciplinary approach to higher education;
Innovative technologies in learning environments, and the use of technology for improvement of teaching and learning;
Proven record of generating external funding.
Special Conditions of Employment:
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property;
authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000;
access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information;
This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to University Police all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the Universitys liability coverage.
May require occasional evenings and /or weekend work.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.
Compensation and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit: Management Personnel Plan. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at csumb.edu/jobs. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.
CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map). All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://csumb.edu/clery
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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