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Associate Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job ID: 516139; 07/26/2022


College of Natural and Social Sciences

California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for this Administrator III position.

The University:  California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs, and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The Position: The Associate Dean (AD) will report to the Dean of the College and assist the Dean in all aspects of college administration and management. The Associate Dean will: implement a data‐driven approach to building course schedules and managing enrollment during the registration cycle; work with the Resource Manager to provide Chairs with Full Time Equivalent Student targets and Weighted Teaching Unit allotments and implement the Class Schedule tool and create and manage the department budgets for s‐factor courses and coordination units; manage the s‐factor preapproval process; monitor enrollment demand (i.e., waitlists, low enrolled courses) to adjust course schedules as registration proceeds; coordinate with the College Director of Student Success and Advising (DSSA) and Chairs to ensure adequate course capacity during registration, as well as orientation for incoming freshman and transfer students; liaise with other college ADs and DSSAs to ensure adequate capacity in important service courses; review data and calculate the recommended number of freshman and transfer students to admit to different departments within the College; manage schedule offerings and revenue generation for intersession and Summer sessions; broadly support the Dean and the College to ensure the integration and coordination of the College’s programs and initiatives and the integrity, excellence, and ongoing development of the College’s educational programs; manage the hiring process, including grievances, entitlements, Employee Transaction Forms; manage the Lecturer Review process through Interfolio (review 60+ lecturers); solve problems, conflict, staff issues, undergraduate disqualifications, reinstatements, readmissions; student Add/Drop Petitions, retroactive adds, and other petitions as needed; coordinate service learning, fieldwork, study abroad, and other experiential learning activities; act as Honors Convocation and Commencement liaison; participate as needed on the Steering Committee, Resource Committee, NSS Research Award Committee, Educational Policy Committee, and Faculty Policy Committees; attend English‐Science Deans group meetings; develop and facilitate professional development workshop(s) for various faculty constituents for the College; work with the Dean to identify funding opportunities for the college; work closely with the Dean and provide leadership for the College in this area; convene faculty groups and write proposals; support and strengthen alumni relations; promote research links and engagement within the faculty, across the College, and with external organizations; and, collaborate with the Vice President of Research and Development to capture detailed information of all research undertaken by the faculty and identify funding and knowledge transfer opportunities.

Required Qualifications and Experience: The Associate Dean must be a tenured full professor in a department or program within the Natural and Social Sciences discipline and possess a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a discipline or area represented within the College. The incumbent must demonstrate significant and successful administrative experience, financial acumen, and proven leadership skills. The incumbent must possess excellent organizational, administrative, communication (both oral and written), and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must have the ability to establish and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff and the ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment.

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 system-wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications and Experience: Three years of leadership experience (e.g., chairperson or program director) in higher education administration. Administrative experience and demonstrated success in curriculum development, University policies and procedures, faculty personnel processes and procedures, student affairs policies and procedures, lecturer retention, and evaluation of non‐tenure track faculty. Demonstrated success in college‐level teaching at the undergraduate program level; research, scholarly and/or creative activities in the fields within the college. Familiarity with a collective bargaining environment and Cal State LA/CSU policies and regulations governing curriculum, instruction, and student affairs.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment:  The Administrator III appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan. 

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.

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin on September 01 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

Required Documentation (to be uploaded into the online application form):

1) A letter of intent.

2) A curriculum vitae.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women, and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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