Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University’s mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About the Position:
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed in educating students to be culturally, globally, socially, historically and environmentally astute, civically responsible alumni able to navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join the team as the Associate Dean for Faculty. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
The Associate Dean for Faculty is a key member of the Dean’s staff and plays an important leadership role in the College and in working with the Dean to advance the vision and goals of the College. The Associate Dean for Faculty supports a culturally and ethnically diverse college professoriate. The position coordinates matters related to the search, recruitment, long-term success, and retention of faculty, including professional development of lecturers, as well as managing faculty related college committees and providing guidance on faculty related standards and policies. The Associate Dean for Faculty works in collaboration with the Humanities and Social Sciences Collective on Justice, Equity, and Transformation. The position also directs the process of part-time faculty evaluation, including the tracking of entitlement and completion of contracts. Working respectfully and cooperatively with faculty, the Associate Dean addresses faculty-related issues and concerns and works with appropriate individuals toward resolution. The position manages and coordinates department chair elections, supports professional development for department chairs, works in collaboration with the College Administrative Resources Manager to ensure appropriate staffing across the College, and facilitates effective communication among department chairs and support staff. The Associate Dean coordinates submission of College schedules to Admissions and Records and manages classroom allocation and other space needs. The Associate Dean also serves as liaison to Central IT and represents the College on appropriate university committees. Other duties as assigned.
Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants will need to provide the following required materials:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Candidate statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The statement should also address the candidate’s commitment to increasing the diversity of college faculty, supporting and strengthening an inclusive culture in the workplace, and promoting an equitable environment. The purpose of the statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence is to help the search committee identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help the College and University contribute to its mission in these areas. (approximately one to two pages, single spaced)
Candidates must hold a tenured position within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
• Dedication to the mission of the College and University;
• A record of excellence in teaching, research, and service;
• A commitment to collegial governance;
• A desire to work in support of the full range of programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences;
• Computer skills and knowledge of software applications appropriate for the position;
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Collaborative and creative problem solving;
• Knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreement and University Policy Statements;
• A commitment to increasing the diversity of college faculty, supporting and strengthening an inclusive culture in the workplace, and promoting an equitable environment;
• Successful leadership and supervisory experience.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial “Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests” within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
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.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).