Dean of College of Arts and Letters (Administrator IV) / Academic Affairs California State University, San Bernardino
Employment Status: Full-time, 'exempt' position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 30, 2020.
About California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB):
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on the campus, please visit the CSUSB website.
Application Requirements: All applicants must submit (1) a cover letter, resume (or curricula vitae), (2) three professional references, and (3) a diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino (Maximum 250 words).
Typical Activities About the Position: Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean provides academic and administrative leadership to the seven departments and one interdisciplinary program in the College. These departments are Art, Communication Studies, English, Music, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, and World Languages and Literatures. Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary major program shared among three colleges and administratively housed in Arts and Letters; it is the largest subject matter preparation program for the multiple subject credential. The College's graduate program includes a MFA in Studio Art and a MA in Communication Studies, English Composition, and Spanish. The Art, Music and Theatre Arts programs are accredited (NASAD, NASM, and NAST), in addition to the WASC accreditation for the entire College. The College also hosts interdisciplinary minor programs, such as American Studies, Philosophy, Policy, and Economics and area studies of Latin America and Asia. The Dean also oversees operations of the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), which is accredited by the American Museum Association, and serves on the Museum Advisory Board. Typical responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Manage all college resources (fiscal, facilities, and personnel)
Support and promote high quality educational programs
Oversee curriculum planning and development, and the quarter-to-semester conversion
Increase community-university engagement activities, high impact practice opportunities and curricular and co-curricular service learning opportunities for students
Promote excellence in faculty teaching, scholarship and discovery
Recruit and retain quality and diverse faculty
Conduct faculty and staff periodic and performance reviews
Advance CSU's Graduation Initiative 2025, CSUSB's Strategic Plan, and Academic Affairs and College goals and priorities
Engage in collaborative efforts with faculty, committees, Department Chairs and Program Coordinators, the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, University leadership, Student Affairs, and community partners
Prepare and/or contribute to a variety of reports related to the college; oversee accreditation efforts; and provide recommendations to the Provost
Sustain an environment of academic excellence and collegiality
Build and maintain close relationships with alumni and the community
Secure partnerships and funding to facilitate growth and innovation
Support, leverage and expand CSUSB's research agenda
Collaborate with University Advancement on marketing strategies and announcements to promote the college
Minimum Qualifications Education: A terminal degree or earned doctorate in one of the disciplines represented in the college from an accredited institution
Record of accomplishment in teaching, scholarship and service sufficient to warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor
Previous leadership position as chair or director; and demonstrated record of success in fiscal, personnel and programmatic management
Commitment to shared governance in a collective bargaining environment
Commitment to promoting diversity in all its forms; and demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse community
Successful record of community engagement and fundraising
Stellar oral and written communication skills
Rank of Professor preferred, but not required.
Demonstrated administrative experience at Department Chair or above.
Graduate Faculty status preferred, but not required
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.