Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies

Long Beach
Dec 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans, Provosts
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vice Provost for Academic Programs and
Dean of Graduate Studies
Division of Academic Affairs

Recruitment #1013166

Position Title: Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies

Effective Date: On or about July 2, 2018

Classification: Administrator IV

Reports To: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive public universities in the nation, enrolling approximately 37,000 students. CSULB is located in Long Beach, the seventh largest city in California, on a beautifully landscaped 320-acre campus near the ocean and in close proximity to the thriving downtown Long Beach area. CSULB is a diverse and ambitious institution that is proud to be among the nation's premier comprehensive universities. The faculty and staff of CSULB are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research and creative activities, and a wide range of community and professional service activities.

CSULB seeks outstanding, publicly engaged leaders to join a dedicated leadership team that is committed to advancing the University's broad and forward-seeking mission. Read more at

The Position

The Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies is the principal deputy of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in matters of academic program planning, educational policy, curriculum review, and program evaluation. In coordination with the college deans, he or she provides leadership in campus efforts to maintain academic programs of the highest quality. In addition, the Vice Provost maintains close liaison with the Curriculum and Educational Policies Council and Program Review and Assessment Committee, and is administratively responsible for the preparation and presentation of annual revisions of the Academic Master Plan. He or she is also the University's principal officer in relations with regional and disciplinary accreditation associations and the campus coordinator for the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program, the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program, and the Graduate Research Fellows Program. Reporting to the Vice Provost are the Director of Program Review and Assessment, the Director of Academic Programs and Articulation, the Director of Graduate Studies, and indirectly the Director of the Graduate Studies Resource Center.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience in the broad spectrum of activities related to curriculum planning and development at the graduate level.
• Expertise and experience in academic program review and both regional and disciplinary accreditation processes.
• Appropriate terminal degree, with successful university teaching experience, service, and a record of scholarly/creative activity suitable for a tenured, full professor faculty appointment in one of the disciplines of the university.
• Successful administrative experience and ethical leadership at the level of department chair or higher.
• Record of integrity, professionalism, and ethical decision-making.
• Ability to communicate effectively with various groups and constituencies, on and off campus, including those involved in faculty governance.
• Ability to interact effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated leadership in the development and operation of graduate programs and curricula.
• Experience as a graduate program coordinator or undergraduate program coordinator at the department level or higher.
• Successful administrative experience at the college and/or university level.
• Demonstrated commitment to the full range of academic programs that characterize a high-quality, comprehensive university (e.g., general education, professional education, graduate and post-baccalaureate studies, teacher education, service learning and internships, etc.)
• Expertise and experience in the articulation of curricula between and among institutions.
• Exceptional advocate for academic programs.
• Experience working in the faculty governance process, particularly in the areas of curriculum development and oversight of academic policies.
• Familiarity with processes and procedures in a multi-campus university system.
• Ability to function effectively as part of a senior administrative team.

Duties: Works closely with Deans and Program Directors in the planning and development of new programs and program revisions, assuming special responsibility for securing their approval through University and higher levels of review. Assumes primary responsibility for development of graduate policies. Maintains a close liaison with appropriate faculty governance bodies, including the Curriculum and Educational Policies Council and the Program Review and Assessment Committee, academic planning and program evaluation, curriculum review and development, and the review and revision of educational policy. Has administrative responsibility for the preparation and presentation of annual revisions of the Academic Master Plan, for the oversight and coordination of the University plan for program evaluation, and for the production of the University catalog, including curriculum and policy content, and for the articulation of curriculum with other institutions. Oversees the Academic Integrity Committee and the final stage of the University-level grade appeals on behalf of the Provost. Acts as the principal University officer in relations with regional and disciplinary accreditation associations and supervises the Office of Academic Programs and Articulation.

Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will 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 Interests on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.

Background Check
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.

General Information
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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment at the time of hire or appointment and annually thereafter. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

How to Apply
Review of applications to begin no sooner than January 19, 2018. Position open until filled. An official transcript from institution awarding highest degree, and a signed SC-I Form will be requested of finalists. To apply for this position, click "Apply Now" on this page: in a web browser other than Google Chrome. To ensure full consideration, during the application process upload an academic resume/CV and a letter of application addressing the minimum qualifications and desired/preferred qualifications (PDF file format preferred), and enter the contact information for five professional references in the "References" section of the application. Nominations for this position and requests for information should be addressed to [email protected].

If you have any questions or if you have a disability and need accommodation with pre-employment processes (applications, interviews, etc.), please email [email protected].

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans' status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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