CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the University community.
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts nearly 400,000 alumni who fuel the region's economy. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 12,000 jobs each year. CSUN is a designated Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution, nationally recognized for success in serving a diverse student body. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named CSUN an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, the Wall Street Journal ranked CSUN third in the nation for the University's diverse learning environment, and CSUN is the nation's seventh-ranked school on CollegeNet's 2021 Social Mobility Index.
About the College:
As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. With ten academic departments, including the majority of the ethnic studies programs, and five interdisciplinary programs, the College of Humanities is the most diverse college at Cal State Northridge. The College comprises disciplines that traditionally make up the study of Humanities - including Philosophy, English, and Modern & Classical Languages - while also housing the oldest and largest Chicana/o Studies Department in the United States and the only Central American and Transborder Studies Department in the country. Also, core to the College is our Liberal Studies Department that puts CSUN among the top three institutions in California in preparing K-6 educators for the classroom. Among the College's newest programs are minors in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Queer Studies, and Civic & Community Engagement. In all, the College offers students over 40 major, minor and graduate degree paths, with many potential options for specialization.
The Position of Associate Dean, College of Humanities:
As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success and culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students and also to the University's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient, solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the University. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented mindset. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder who develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
The Associate Dean assists the Dean in carrying out the mission of the college and serves as Acting Dean during the Dean's absence. Under the direction of the Dean, the Associate Dean provides leadership for course scheduling; developing, processing and achieving University-level approval for curriculum proposals; assessment; assists departments and programs with program reviews including development and approval of self-studies, and implementing changes resulting from review; coordinates advisement services through the oversight of the college Student Services Center/EOP, in collaboration with the Director and staff; serves as coordinator of student grievance, grade appeal, and other disciplinary processes, meeting and consulting with students and faculty as needed. The Associate Dean assists the Dean with strategic planning and decision making for the college and, together with the Director of Finance and Operations and the Director of Development, assists in planning and other activities related to college advancement and resource issues. The Associate Dean coordinates college celebratory occasions including Commencement and award ceremonies; represents the Dean or College at on- and off-campus events as needed; and performs other duties as assigned.
Earned doctorate from an accredited institution; tenured faculty member at the rank of associate professor or above; demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching; at least 2 years as department chair, program director or equivalent position, demonstrating successful academic administrative experience including budget and resource management, schedule and curriculum, and personnel decisions; demonstrated effectiveness as a member of an academic administrative team; evidence of effective engagement with a diverse student body; evidence of effective project management; excellent public relations and communication and writing skills; demonstrated ability to lead teams and committees with collaborative leadership style; evidence of providing leadership in enriching the diversity of the College; and the potential to increase its international profile.
Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $155,000 - $165,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Applications received through February 7, 2023 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled. In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Effective Date of Appointment: August 1, 2023
How to Apply: Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
The person holding this position will be considered a 'limited 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.
Conflict of Interest
This position is a 'designated position' in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.