Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Carson, Los Angeles County / Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Jan 24, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
California State University Dominguez Hills, invites applications for the full-time, twelve-month academic administrative position of Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

The College of Arts and Humanities
The College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)) was formed in the 2003-2004 academic year when the Division of Academic Affairs was reconfigured. CAH is committed to improving the lives of our students and enhancing the economic and social well-being of our community, the state, and the region. CAH is home to the academic departments/programs of Africana Studies, Art and Design, Chicana/Chicano Studies, Communications, Digital Media Arts, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Labor Studies, Music, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, Philosophy, Modern Languages, and Theatre Arts and Dance

General Assignment:
The Associate Dean assists in directing and overseeing the College of Arts and Humanities. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the College and acts on behalf of the Dean in his absence and when otherwise directed to do so by the Dean. The Associate Dean advises and consults with the Dean on matters that pertain to the governance of the College. The Associate Dean serves at the pleasure of the Dean.

The Position
Responsibilities: The Associate Dean advises the Dean on all matters related to students; participates in the formulation and implementation of policies in this area; requires in large part the patient and judicious review and evaluation of student petitions, change of grade cards, student issues, and other matters that require the Dean's signature or oversight; acts as the College's liaison on a variety of committees that influence student academic policies or that have as their intent the development or enhancement of student support services; collaborates with faculty and staff from across the campus to provide leadership in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing programs that improve academic performance and/or persistence to degree; oversees academic scholarships in the College and reviews the Schedule of Classes to ensure that student needs are met; and performs other duties as may be assigned at the discretion of the Dean. The Associate Dean is responsible for overseeing all faculty curriculum processes in accordance with the University and College policies and priorities of the Dean. The Associate Dean also assists the Dean in the recruitment and evaluation of faculty in the College. The Associate Dean provides communication linkage with departments and programs on personnel and academic issues and ensures that the Dean has all relevant academic affairs information and documentation for the governance of the College. The Associate Dean oversees programs and processes that promote collaboration and community and regional linkages in support of University and College goals. The Associate Dean also oversees the academic year, winter session, and summer session course schedules, and is responsible for academic assessment planning throughout the College. Other responsibilities include serving as ex-officio member on the College's committees and interaction with various divisional offices and departments such as Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, and Facilities Planning, as directed by the Dean. The Associate Dean represents the Dean on various committees and at University/College functions as requested by the Dean. The Associate Dean manages all College facilities in accordance with University and College policies, procedures, and regulations to ensure optimal space utilization for instructions and research as well as a physical work environment to meet the needs and goals of faculty, students, and staff in the College. The Associate Dean also advises and consults with departments and programs on facilities issues and provides the Dean with relevant facilities information for the Dean's response to requests. The Associate Dean performs other duties related to the general administration of the College as assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

Minimum Qualifications
Requires an earned doctorate or a terminal degree  in a relevant discipline and a teaching and scholarly record meriting tenure at the Associate or Full Professor rank in an academic unit within the College; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated effective problem-solving skills; demonstrated performance in making sound, independent judgments; positive record of advising and mentoring students; familiarity with the policies and procedures governing student academic life; demonstrated understanding of the needs of students who differ from each other with respect to culture, gender, and age; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, students, and administrators; and a strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity within the campus and surrounding communities. Candidates with successful experience coordinating or administering academic program(s) are preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with successful experience coordinating or administering academic program(s) are preferred

California State University, Dominguez Hills
CSU Dominguez Hills, an urban university in the twenty-three campus California State University system, is located in Carson, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.  Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area.  The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial, and transportation complex in Southern California.  The area includes the massive Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach, Southern California's gateway to international commerce.  Cultural, performance, and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about fifteen minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south.  The StubHub Sports Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA, is located on the CSUDH campus. 

With an enrollment exceeding 14,000 students, CSUDH is a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution and is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation:  45% Hispanic, 23% African American, 17% White, and 12% Asian/Pacific Islanders.

CSUDH is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master's degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs.  While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, the university offers professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Eleven programs hold accreditations from national professional associations:  business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, and theatre arts.  The university is known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts.  CSUDH is also a national leader in distance education, with ten academic degree programs and seven certificate programs offered online.  Please visit our campus website for more information:

How To Apply

While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications, consisting of a letter of application that highlights experiences directly related to this position, a current curriculum vita, and at least three (3) recent letters of recommendation (originals only) should be submitted to:

Chair, Search Committee for Associate Dean
c/o College of Arts and Humanities Dean's Office (LIB 5090)
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted as soon as possible. Review of applications by the search committee will begin immediately with preference given to applications received by February 1, 2014. Applications should submit a cv and cover letter on-line at the following link:

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Conditions of Employment

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 as a condition of employment.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.