Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Research

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24460
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3306
Department: College of Humanities & Arts


Classification: Administrator III
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

This Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Research supports the Dean and departments in the areas of tenure-track and tenured faculty recruitment, retention, evaluation, and development; research, scholarly, and creative activity (RSCA), including strategic initiatives, grants, and partnerships, teaching innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration; department chair support; college and chair elections; and academic facilities and technology. He or she also partners with the Associate Dean for Student Success and Academic Programs to support other major processes in the college as needed (e.g. temporary faculty appointments and evaluations, course scheduling). The Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Research collaborates with offices across campus to support faculty and programs, including Facilities Development and Operations, Environmental Health and Safety, Faculty Affairs, Human Resources, Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, I.T. Services, and the Office of Student and Faculty Success. This Associate Dean also supervises appropriate staff as needed.

Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence is a critically important part of this position. The Associate Dean is expected to work collaboratively with the entire leadership team of the college and the university. He or she also is expected to help with strategic planning and to implement initiatives related to the Mission and Vision of the College and the University, including initiatives and projects with regional and national organizations, including the City of San Jose. The Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Research works closely with the Associate Dean of Student Success and Academic Programs and other Dean's office management and staff to support faculty, department chairs, and school directors; manage enrollment and budget; analyze institutional data to support evidence-based decision-making; produce college reports; and oversee college facilities. Additionally, the position implements the Dean's initiatives and represents the college at a range of meetings and events.

The Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Research helps ensure compliance with policies and procedures, researches issues, analyzes institutional data, prepares reports, recommends policy or procedural changes, and handles confidential problems that arise in the college. The Associate Dean represents the Dean and serves in his or her capacity as needed and directed when the Dean is absent. Above all else, the Associate Dean works in partnership with the Dean and her staff to ensure a positive, collegial, collaborative culture in the College.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Education and Experience

-Terminal degree in a field in the college
-Experience in academic leadership/administration such as department chair, program coordinator, or with similar experiences through department or other committee service).
-A record that supports appointment to a tenured position in the college.
-A record that demonstrates the ability to lead and support faculty, staff, and students at a large, comprehensive public institution.

Preferred Qualifications

-Earned doctorate in a field in the college
-Three (3) or more years of experience in academic leadership/ administration.
-Demonstrated success in producing innovative and/or interdisciplinary research, scholarship, or creative activity; garnering internal and external grants; or related accomplishments.
-Experience with major college-level administrative functions, such as academic budgets, course scheduling, faculty appointments, and student and faculty success efforts.
-A research, scholarly, or creative activities record that demonstrates excellence in one or more disciplines in the college and qualifies the candidate for tenure in a department within the college.
-Experience in the CSU (California State University) System

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, including respect, courtesy, civility, appreciation, empathy, trust, inclusion, and consultation.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective and supportive work relationships with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, administrators and other stakeholders, including the general public.
-Thorough knowledge of the disciplines and programs represented in the College of Humanities and the Arts.
-Strong knowledge of major trends in higher education, especially as related to faculty success and teaching innovation.
-Demonstrated positive leadership skills that help others understand and commit to the vision and goals of the College and University.
-Ability to work effectively and positively in a dynamic work environment, including regular incorporation of feedback and ability to perform assignment during peak times of the year.
-Strong ability to collaborate with, to advise, and to support faculty and Chairs on issues related to the College.
-Demonstrated commitment to equity and fairness; experience working effectively and respectfully with a broad range of people and personality types.
-Demonstrated organizational awareness and ability to stay current on administrative policies, procedures, and business practices.
-Skill in accommodating and prioritizing multiple demands for commitment of time, energy, and resources to meet College and Division priorities and timelines.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality, to address complaints respectfully, and to resolve problems by working effectively within appropriate university structures.
-Strong ability to analyze and to use diverse sources of data to utilize resources effectively, to improve quality, and to drive decision-making.
-Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak effectively in front of large and small groups; to help various constituents navigate complex policies and procedures; and to produce clear and accurate written communications about a wide range of issues.
-Ability to work effectively with, direct, and, where required, supervise faculty and staff.
-Ability to plan, direct, and implement policies and programs.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively in planning and executing facilities-related projects.
-Demonstrated attention to and knowledge of safety and risk issues, including those associated with facilities.
-To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must also be able to perform other duties as assigned.

Posting Date

February 16, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening Date has been extended to March 30, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
Curriculum Vita
List of References
Copy of transcripts

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU 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/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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