Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Job ID: 101975

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 3300

Job Grade: Range A

Salary and Hours The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive package, which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12 paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Summary The Dean is part of the Provost¿s academic leadership team and serves as the chief academic and administrative officer and spokesperson of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The primary responsibilities of the Dean are to provide leadership and manage the programs and activities of the College as one of the academic units of the California State University, Sacramento campus. To this end, the Dean safeguards excellent quality of all academic programs; ensures inclusive student success; facilitates and supports development and productivity of faculty with diverse backgrounds in teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and service to the institution and the community; represents the college and assists in partnerships with regional school districts and education initiatives; coordinates and supports the development and evaluation of instructional program offerings and student support systems; and assists departments and centers of the College in accreditation efforts. The Dean has primary responsibility for external funds development, gifts, grants, and contracts that support the breadth of activities of the College, and provides leadership in building strong relationships with, and generating support in, the greater community for the benefit of the College. The Dean also oversees development of annual budget requests and administers the College's budget. The Dean is responsible for personnel matters, including coordinating and supervising the administrative duties of department chairs, staff and program directors, and for making independent recommendations on all College appointment, retention, tenure, and promotion requests. The Dean is responsible for implementation of the University's Academic and Strategic Plans in the College.

The Dean is supported by two Associate Deans and staff in the Dean's Office. The Dean provides a communication link between other campus administrators and the College's department chairs and program directors, and coordinates long-range planning for the College. The Dean serves as an advocate for the diverse needs of the College, particularly at the University and CSU System-wide levels. The Dean is a University administrative officer and performs these and other duties as assigned by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President.

A link to the vacancy announcement is available through: Benefits/FLSA This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is also exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

For more information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the California State University visit: Minimum Qualifications Required Qualifications

Education and Experience
1. Possession of an earned doctorate and eligibility for a senior faculty appointment within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics;
2. Five years of administrative experience in a university, including experience as a department chair, or equivalent level;
3. Successful teaching experience and record of research or scholarly activity in one or more of the disciplines in the College;
4. Experience with assessment of program learning outcomes;
5. Experience in faculty governance;
6. Evidence of successful personnel and fiscal resource management experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

7. Ability to coordinate multiple departments and cultivate an environment of collaboration;
8. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship;
9. Ability to be a strong advocate for programs in the College;
10. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to meet the goals/mission of the College;
11. Recent and demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population;
12. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills;
13. Demonstrated commitment to shared faculty governance;
14. Demonstrated ability to generate external funds including the pursuit of opportunities to obtain grants and contracts;
15. Demonstrated ability to encourage and support faculty pursuit of opportunities to obtain grants and contracts.
16. Understanding of and willingness to support the varied goals of the college faculty and academic programs;
17. Understanding of and willingness to support undergraduate and graduate research and student support programs. Preferred Qualifications 18. Evidence of community involvement and effective leadership;
19. Experience with and a commitment to a Liberal Arts education;
20. Experience with and commitment to K-16 outreach, collaboration and teacher education;
21. Experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary programs and scholarship;
22. Understanding of and appreciation for the disciplines in the College;
23. Demonstrated commitment to professional development of faculty and staff;
24. Ability to articulate a vision for the future of science and mathematics curricula and research at an urban comprehensive university. Eligibility Verification Candidate selected will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. Background Check A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. Conflict of Interest The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter. Child Abuse and Neglect Report 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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Equal Employment Opportunity California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit Application Deadline The search committee for this position will begin reviewing process on March 27, 2017 and will accept applications until the position is filled. How To Apply Applicants must submit a cover letter, current vita/resume, and five references (name, email address and telephone number) who can speak to a broad range of professional qualifications.
Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.

Finalists will be asked to furnish transcripts of the highest earned degree.

Priority review of applications will be given to applications received on or before March 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your applications and nominations to:

Emy Pena, Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601
Electronic submissions are preferred.
Please email us at
Code: Sac State ¿ DNSM

For a confidential inquiry or nomination contact
Ms. Pena at 562-360-1710

To apply, visit:


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