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Associate Dean (Administrator III) - College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Apply now Job no: 505165
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Working Title

Associate Dean

Administrator Level 

This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


College of Liberal and Creative Arts

The College of Liberal and Creative Arts is composed of twenty-one academic departments and schools in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and nine research centers and institutes.  The College offers 33 BA and BS degrees, 27 Masters degrees, and has 7400 majors, minors and graduate students, in addition to supporting much of the university’s general education program.  The College has over 250 tenured and tenure-track faculty, over 300 full- and part-time lecturer faculty, and over 90 staff.  College faculty and staff are located primarily in four buildings, including the university’s newest academic building, the George and Judy Marcus Hall for the Liberal & Creative Arts.  The College supports a thriving undergraduate research program, a generously funded faculty research program, and provides extensive cultural offerings to the campus and community at large.  More information is available at

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Anticipated Hiring Range

The salary for this position is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  A generous benefits package is provided, and the position is included in the CSU Management Personnel Program. 

Position Summary

The Associate Dean works with the Dean and college leadership to provide overall direction and coordination for academic and administrative services within the College, and to ensure the overall quality and success of its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Associate Dean will also serve on various campus and community committees, assume a leadership role in the absence of the Dean, represent the Dean at college, university, and community functions, and perform other responsibilities as assigned. The Associate Dean may also provide leadership and exercise responsibility over faculty development, undergraduate research, facility improvement and resource allocation. The Associate Dean also supervises the college schedulers and/or facility and events staff.

Position Information

The Associate Deans assist the Dean with, and may exercise independent leadership over, the following specific areas:

  • Resource planning and management
  • Supporting department chairs with program development and program revision
  • Oversight and guidance for centers and institutes within the College
  • Assessment, program review, and accreditation
  • Promoting excellence in teaching, scholarship and service
  • Faculty development; retention, tenure and promotion review; and position allocation and recruitment
  • Supporting faculty external grants as well as philanthropic development and stewardship
  • Faculty personnel matters
  • Student success initiatives and practices, in consultation with college leadership and department chairs
  • Mentoring and supporting department chairs and staff
  • Other Duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least two years of academic leadership experience at time of hire
  • Eligible for tenure within one of the academic units in the College at the rank of Full Professor
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students
  • Demonstrated analytical, communication and resource management skills
  • A broad commitment to the potential of the academic units in the College
  • A commitment to diversity and equity across the range of professional responsibilities
  • Ethical leadership style, professional discretion, disciplined work ethic, and a sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working within a collective bargaining environment

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Send application letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement addressing diversity and equity in one file attachment.

Additional Information

** For full consideration, please apply by October 29, 2021**


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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