[ES_JOBS_NET] Dean of the College of Science - California State University, Monterey Bay

Melissa Manivanh mmanivanh at csumb.edu
Thu Aug 27 16:30:10 MDT 2015

*Dean of the College of Science*

*Administrator IV*

*Job #: MB2015-EB2084*

*Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:    10/01/2015*

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) seeks a visionary leader
for the position of Dean of the College of Science.  CSUMB is a growing,
dynamic campus located on the Central Coast of California.  Located within
a mile and in sight of the Monterey Bay, it is one of 23 campuses in the
California State University system and enrolls approximately 7,000 students.
CSUMB is a comprehensive state university that values academic excellence
and the integration of learning, working, and residential living within a
multicultural and interdisciplinary community. Our diverse student body
receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 23
undergraduate and seven graduate majors. The University is committed to the
success of every student.

CSUMB’s College of Science is characterized by growing, innovative programs
and dedicated faculty.   It comprises three academic units:  the School of
Computing and Design offering majors in Computer Science and Communication
Design and a graduate program in Instructional Science and Technology; the
Division of Science and Environmental Policy offering majors in Biology,
Marine Science, Environmental Science Technology and Policy, and
Environmental Studies and graduate programs in Applied Marine and Watershed
Science and Marine Science (the latter through Moss Landing Marine Labs);
 and the Mathematics and Statistics department, which offers a Mathematics
major and a minor in Statistics. In Spring 2015 the college served
approximately 1774 undergrad majors, 82 graduate students and 1848 FTEs,
30.6% of total campus FTEs.  Programs and faculty are interdisciplinary,
and faculty regularly teach across majors. There are 42 tenure-track
faculty and 87 lecturers.

The College also houses two Institutes:  The Watershed Institute
<http://watershed.csumb.edu/wi/> has a research arm in sustainable
agriculture and water quality as well as a vibrant outreach program
focusing on environmental education and community-based ecosystem
restoration.  The Institute for Applied Marine Ecology
<http://sep.csumb.edu/ifame/> uses a spectrum of marine technology and
scientific diving to improve marine ecosystem management, and includes the
Seafloor Mapping Lab, which uses cutting edge marine geospatial technology
to map California's coastal and marine resources.  These and other
partnerships can be found at the Science Research and Partnership website.
<https://csumb.edu/sep/research-partnerships>  Our Computer Science faculty
is collaborating with California Public Utility Commission & CSU Chico to
develop mobile broadband measurement software tools (Android, iOS and
desktop) to map broadband coverage by four major wireless providers (AT&T,
Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) across the state of CA.   These and other
research projects can be found at the School of Computing and Design
Research Website.   <https://csumb.edu/scd/research-creation>Faculty in the
College are active researchers, with 89 active grants last year bringing in
close to $12 million in external funding and employing close to 200
undergraduate and graduate student researchers in the "scholar-teacher
model".  The College houses the CSU COAST initiative (Center for Ocean
Affairs Science and Technology), and also hosts an NSF REU in Marine
Science, collaborating with local marine science institutions to place
students from around the country in summer research positions.  The college
is also developing international programs, with a semester-long science
program in Costa Rica open to all CSU students.  This past year, two
programs in the College--the Mathematics Remediation program and the
cohort-based accelerated BS degree in Computer Science in conjunction with
Hartnell Community College--received 2 of 14 state-wide innovation awards
from the governor's office, an award total of $8 million for these two
innovative programs.  Four students received NSF GRFP awards to fund their
graduate education this year, bringing the institution's total up to 18.

The Dean is expected to lead and advocate for the College, while also
working collaboratively with a highly collegial team of deans from the five
other colleges and academic affairs administrators.  The Dean also
represents CSUMB in system-wide venues and initiatives in STEM-related

Reporting directly to the Provost/Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the
Dean is the College's chief academic officer and serves as a member of the
Academic Affairs leadership team and the President's Extended Cabinet.


·      Advance the Vision of the University and the Mission of the College
of Science;

·      Provide leadership and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning;

·      Provide oversight of academic programs and curricula, including
upholding standards of rigor and academic excellence;

·      Make effective decisions with College faculty and staff input;

·      Build strong collaborative relationships with other units on campus,
including Extended Education and International Programs;

·      Promote excellence and innovation in the scholarship areas of
teaching, creative and research activities, professional application, and
university service;

·      Participate in university and community relations and lead
development/fundraising efforts for the College;

·      Oversee the educational effectiveness of the College's academic
programs through the assessment of student learning and program review and
renewal processes;

·      Oversee faculty and staff recruitment, development, evaluation, and
employee relations

·      Promote interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college
collaboration, cooperation and research internally and with external

·      Be a seasoned, decisive leader and diplomat with strong
organizational and consensus building skills, integrity, and the ability to
inspire and lead faculty with diverse interests;

*KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES.   The successful candidate will be:*

*An Educator and Scholar* whose academic achievements include a record of
sustained scholarly and pedagogical achievements assessed through a
Retention, Tenure, and Promotion process; these achievements must be
commensurate with appointment at advanced rank in the College.  Experienced
in developing academic programs specifically designed to address the
learning needs of an ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse
student population.  Appreciation of innovative pedagogies, including
technology-enhanced learning strategies.   An understanding and
appreciation of the role of scholarly research in the teaching and learning
process, at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

*An Academic Administrator* with demonstrated experience in transparent
budget development and strategic budget management; knowledge of strategic
enrollment and planning; understanding of organizational structures;
ability to implement the University's strategic priorities; ability to
address the needs of a growing university; and the courage to be
accountable for decisions.

*A Student-Centered Academic Leader and Advocate* who understands the value
and importance of multiculturalism and social equity; values collaboration,
community-building, and shared governance; seeks widespread participation
in decision-making; models integrity, ethical reflection and practice;
mentors and fosters leadership skills in others; takes a leadership role in
faculty/employee relations and performance; and creates a culture of
civility and respect among faculty and staff.

*A Visionary Leader* who can develop and sustain strong and collegial
relationships with faculty, students, staff, and administrators; balance
advocacy with the needs of the wider campus community; provide leadership,
stability, unit coherence, and strategic direction for the planning and
implementation of systems in support of CSUMB's Vision and core values and
who can garner community and donor support for programs in the college.

*An Innovator* who understands new paradigms in higher education, including
innovative pedagogies and on-line learning,  and who has the capacity to
value an interdisciplinary community.


   - Earned doctorate from an accredited institution or appropriate
   terminal degree;
   - Leadership in a field of Science, Technology, or Mathematics.
   - Qualification for a faculty appointment at advanced rank within one of
   the departments, in the College of Science.
   - At least five years of administrative experience as a dean, associate
   dean, department chair, or comparable position.
   - Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, policy development, and
   budget oversight.
   - Evidence of effective and ethical faculty leadership and management
   through collaborative and shared decision-making.
   - Evidence of strong, effective, ethical, and collegial collaboration as
   a member of an academic administrative team.
   - Evidence of excellent communication and facilitation skills.
   - A record of supporting faculty research and development.

·         An understanding and appreciation of the role of scholarly
research in the teaching and learning process, at both the undergraduate
and graduate level.

   - Experience in administering or working with programs that serve an
   educationally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student population
   with the capacity to understand and help implement the University’s Vision
   and core values.
   - Experience enhancing community relations and promoting the role of the
   organization in the campus and externally, including fundraising.


The ideal candidate will have skills, knowledge, and leadership experience
in the following areas that are aligned with CSUMB's core values and vision:

   - Outcomes-based education and assessment of student learning.
   - Service learning, reciprocal community partnering, and/or field-based
   experiences in teaching and learning.
   - An interdisciplinary approach to STEM education.
   - Innovative technologies in learning environments, and utilizing
   technology for improvement of teaching and learning.
   - Strategic planning and policy development, advocacy, and management
   - Proven record of generating external funding.


Due to the nature of the work, this position requires work the ability to
work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, on a regular basis.
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of
California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the
University's liability coverage.  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 <http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html>
as a condition of employment.  The incumbent is required to maintain
confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education's Family
Educational Rights and Privacy and California's Educational Code Chapter 13
regarding sensitive student issues.  Candidates identified for hire must
consent to a criminal background check.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires
working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  Requires
travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level
position with an attractive benefits package, which includes:  a vacation
accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental
and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance;
educational incentives; and retirement benefits. For further information,
please visit: Management Personnel Plan
The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to
affordable campus housing, Employee Housing


Applicants should submit a letter of application, complete and current
curriculum vitae, as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers of up
to five references. A cover letter of interest should indicate how the
applicant's qualifications relate to the responsibilities of the Dean.

Applicants should briefly articulate their administrative philosophy and
the role of the College of Science in public higher education. In addition,
each application must complete the online form linked below.

A completed online application and resume must be received by Human
Resources* by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be
guaranteed a review*.  Application submissions received after the
application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the
University.  Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not
be returned.  CSUMB will not fax application materials.

*CSUMB is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity.*

*All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. *
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