California State University Northridge
Northridge, California
Jun 29, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean-David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

California State University Northridge seeks an innovative, energetic, and accomplished individual to lead the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics in the thriving business and entrepreneurial environment of greater Los Angeles. The College is among the top ten in fulltime business school enrollment in the United States, and its supportive alumni and donors have contributed $25 million to the school in the last three years.

The University: One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor’s degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the College: The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is comprised of the Departments of Accounting and Information Systems; Business Law; Economics; Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance; Management; Marketing; and Systems and Operations Management. The College serves approximately 240 graduate students in its MBA, MS in Accountancy, MS in Taxation, and Pre-MBA Certificate Programs. The College is the seventh largest full-time undergraduate business program in the United States, is AACSB accredited, and has been recognized by the Princeton Review and the U.S. News and World Report as a top business school. The College employs approximately 85 full-time and 80 part-time faculty. The College has a large number of successful centers and institutes. Additional Information about the College is available at

The Position of Dean, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics: The Dean serves as the chief operating and academic officer of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean is responsible for creating and sustaining an inclusive environment in which academic excellence is pursued and diversity is valued by faculty, students, administrators and staff; managing AACSB accreditation; and strengthening relationships with the business community. It is expected that the Dean will seek broad-based external funding and development opportunities. The Dean is responsible for providing dynamic leadership to the College’s departments as well as the College’s graduate programs.

Qualifications: Earned appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution as specified by AACSB standards; qualification for a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor within one of the departments of the College; an acceptable portfolio of professional contributions demonstrating Scholarly Academic preferred; at least three years of administrative executive management or organizational/administrative leadership, preferably in higher education; university teaching and scholarship are preferred; a clear strategic vision; demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with the business community; a record of effective and innovative leadership and success in fundraising and external relationships; success in promoting diversity and equity among faculty, staff, and students. A full list of qualifications can be found at

How to Apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by September 5, 2017. Application materials (to include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the full contact information for five references) must be electronically submitted to:

Assisting the University in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo ( and Chris Butler (, consultants with Academic Search, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Further information about California State University Northridge is available at and from the profile of the position and institution at:

Equal Employment Opportunity: California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider 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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services

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