Associate Dean of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education

San Jose, CA
Nov 10, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24831
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3306
Department: College of Education


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

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

About the Position

The Associate Dean works under the general direction of the Dean of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. The Associate Dean provides leadership for the internal operations of the College and oversight for advising, program development, curriculum, accreditation, assessment, student success, and academic personnel. The Associate Dean also is expected to help with strategic planning and to work with the dean to implement initiatives related to the Mission and Vision of the College and University.

The Associate Dean is responsible for overseeing student affairs and providing oversight in departments hiring and evaluation of temporary faculty. The Associate Dean supports the Dean in maintaining smooth, efficient, and effective operations in the college and oversees program review and self-studies and acts as the hearing officer for grievances. The individual works with college faculty and staff, as well as with managers and others throughout the university, such as Student Services, Administration and Finance, Associate Deans, and Academic Affairs. The Associate Dean is also responsible for supervising the Director of Assessment and Accreditation and the Director of Outreach, Student Success and Alumni Engagement.

The Associate Dean helps ensure compliance with policies and procedures, investigates issues, analyzes instructional data, prepare reports, makes recommendations for changes in policy or procedures, and handles confidential problems that arise in the college. The Associate Dean serves in the Deans capacity when the Dean is absent.

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

-A doctorate in education or a related field and a strong record of research, scholarly, and/or creative achievement that warrants tenure in an academic department at San Jos State University.
-Three to five years of administrative experience as department chair, program coordinator, or similar position also is required.

Preferred Qualifications

-Demonstrated outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with appointment as a full professor with tenure in a discipline represented by the Lurie College of Education.
-Significant experience with curriculum design.
-Significant experience with program assessment, review, evaluation accreditation, inclusive of CCTC and WASC.
-Experience managing major initiatives from development to implementation.
-Experience working successfully with a diverse faculty and student population.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Demonstrates leadership skills and commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of the College and University.
-Demonstrates a commitment to equity, diversity, and social justice and an understanding of how to enact these values in policy and practice.
-Demonstrates respect, courtesy, civility, appreciation, empathy, trust, inclusion, and consultation.
-Experience supporting the needs of diverse students and demonstrated expertise in closing opportunity gaps.
-Willingness to advocate on behalf of ensuring equity and access for URM students and faculty.
-Expertise in supporting recruitment and retention of diverse faculty.
-Expertise in designing programs and curriculum to support the strengths and needs of URM and non-traditional students.
-Dedication to ensuring that we approach our work with students and communities with an asset-based mindset.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective and supportive working relationships.
-Ability to effectively and efficiently problem solve and process improvements in a dynamic work environment, including regular incorporation of feedback.
-Thorough knowledge of the disciplines and programs represented in the Lurie College and the ability to plan, direct, and implement policies and programs with a commitment of collaboration and teamwork.
-Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills, including both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
-Ability to address complaints and resolve problems by working effectively within appropriate university structures.
-Ability to accommodate and prioritize multiple demands for commitment of time, energy, and resources to meet College and Division priorities and timelines with an effective and respectful resolution.
-Ability to adapt to changing priorities, situations, and demands and commitment to effective and respectful conflict resolution.
-Ability to supervise staff and interact well with students and faculty and the ability to plan, assign, and direct work effectively.
-Demonstrated organizational awareness and ability to communicate accurately and effectively about administrative policies, procedures, and business practices while working effectively in planning and executing programs and projects.
-Skilled in supporting and advising faculty and chairs and to work with other Associate Deans collegially and effectively.
-Ability to work effectively with faculty and staff and, where appropriate, effectively supervises technical staff.

Posting Date

November 9, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins November 24, 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:

Curriculum Vita-Prefer PDF
Letter of Interest-Prefer PDF
References-Prefer PDF

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

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a driminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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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