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

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Sep 10 22:16:50 MDT 2015

Date:    Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:58:36 -0400
From:    "=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Kerry_J._Nickols?=" <kjnickols at UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Dean of the College of Science - California State University,
Monterey Bay

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 leade=
r for the position of Dean=20
of the College of Science.  CSUMB is a growing, dynamic campus located on=
 the Central Coast of=20
California.  Located within a mile and in sight of the Monterey Bay, it i=
s one of 23 campuses in the=20
California State University system and enrolls approximately 7,000 studen=
ts.  CSUMB is a=20
comprehensive state university that values academic excellence and the in=
tegration of learning,=20
working, and residential living within a multicultural and interdisciplin=
ary community. Our diverse=20
student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing =
degrees in 23=20
undergraduate and seven graduate majors. The University is committed to t=
he success of every=20

CSUMB=92s College of Science is characterized by growing, innovative prog=
rams and dedicated=20
faculty.   It comprises three academic units:  the School of Computing an=
d Design offering majors=20
in Computer Science and Communication Design and a graduate program in In=
structional Science=20
and Technology; the Division of Science and Environmental Policy offering=
 majors in Biology,=20
Marine Science, Environmental Science Technology and Policy, and Environm=
ental Studies and=20
graduate programs in Applied Marine and Watershed Science and Marine Scie=
nce (the latter=20
through Moss Landing Marine Labs);  and the Mathematics and Statistics de=
partment, which offers=20
a Mathematics major and a minor in Statistics. In Spring 2015 the college=
 served approximately=20
1774 undergrad majors, 82 graduate students and 1848 FTEs, 30.6% of total=
 campus FTEs.=20=20
Programs and faculty are interdisciplinary, and faculty regularly teach a=
cross majors. There are 42=20
tenure-track faculty and 87 lecturers.=20=20

The College also houses two Institutes:  The Watershed Institute has a re=
search arm in sustainable=20
agriculture and water quality as well as a vibrant outreach program focus=
ing on environmental=20
education and community-based ecosystem restoration.  The Institute for A=
pplied Marine Ecology=20=20
uses a spectrum of marine technology and scientific diving to improve mar=
ine ecosystem=20
management, and includes the Seafloor Mapping Lab, which uses cutting edg=
e marine geospatial=20
technology to map California's coastal and marine resources.  These and o=
ther partnerships can be=20
found at the Science Research and Partnership website.   Our Computer Sci=
ence faculty is=20
collaborating with California Public Utility Commission & CSU Chico t=
o develop mobile broadband=20
measurement software tools (Android, iOS and desktop) to map broadband co=
verage by four major=20
wireless providers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) across the st=
ate of CA.   These and other=20
research projects can be found at the School of Computing and Design Rese=
arch Website.  Faculty=20
in the College are active researchers, with 89 active grants last year br=
inging in close to $12=20
million in external funding and employing close to 200 undergraduate and =
graduate student=20
researchers in the "scholar-teacher model".  The College houses the CSU C=
OAST initiative (Center=20
for Ocean Affairs Science and Technology), and also hosts an NSF REU in M=
arine Science,=20
collaborating with local marine science institutions to place students fr=
om around the country in=20
summer research positions.  The college is also developing international =
programs, with a=20
semester-long science program in Costa Rica open to all CSU students.  Th=
is past year, two=20
programs in the College--the Mathematics Remediation program and the coho=
accelerated BS degree in Computer Science in conjunction with Hartnell Co=
mmunity College--
received 2 of 14 state-wide innovation awards from the governor's office,=
 an award total of $8=20
million for these two innovative programs.  Four students received NSF GR=
FP awards to fund their=20
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 wor=
king collaboratively with=20
a highly collegial team of deans from the five other colleges and academi=
c affairs administrators.=20=20
The Dean also represents CSUMB in system-wide venues and initiatives in S=
TEM-related areas.

Reporting directly to the Provost/Vice-President for Academic Affairs, th=
e Dean is the College's=20
chief academic officer and serves as a member of the Academic Affairs lea=
dership team and the=20
President's Extended Cabinet.=20=20=20


=B7      Advance the Vision of the University and the Mission of the Coll=
ege of Science;

=B7      Provide leadership and advocacy for strategic and budgetary plan=

=B7      Provide oversight of academic programs and curricula, including =
upholding standards of rigor=20
and academic excellence;

=B7      Make effective decisions with College faculty and staff input;

=B7      Build strong collaborative relationships with other units on cam=
pus, including Extended=20
Education and International Programs;

=B7      Promote excellence and innovation in the scholarship areas of te=
aching, creative and research=20
activities, professional application, and university service;

=B7      Participate in university and community relations and lead devel=
opment/fundraising efforts for=20
the College;

=B7      Oversee the educational effectiveness of the College's academic =
programs through the=20
assessment of student learning and program review and renewal processes;

=B7      Oversee faculty and staff recruitment, development, evaluation, =
and employee relations

=B7      Promote interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college coll=
aboration, cooperation and=20
research internally and with external partners.=20=20

=B7      Be a seasoned, decisive leader and diplomat with strong organiza=
tional and consensus=20
building skills, integrity, and the ability to inspire and lead faculty w=
ith diverse interests;

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES.   The successful candidate will be:

An Educator and Scholar whose academic achievements include a record of s=
ustained scholarly and=20
pedagogical achievements assessed through a Retention, Tenure, and Promot=
ion process; these=20
achievements must be commensurate with appointment at advanced rank in th=
e College.=20=20
Experienced in developing academic programs specifically designed to addr=
ess the learning needs=20
of an ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse student populatio=
n.  Appreciation of innovative=20
pedagogies, including technology-enhanced learning strategies.   An under=
standing and=20
appreciation of the role of scholarly research in the teaching and learni=
ng process, at both the=20
undergraduate and graduate level.=20=20

An Academic Administrator with demonstrated experience in transparent bud=
get development and=20
strategic budget management; knowledge of strategic enrollment and planni=
ng; understanding of=20
organizational structures; ability to implement the University's strategi=
c priorities; ability to address=20
the needs of a growing university; and the courage to be accountable for =

A Student-Centered Academic Leader and Advocate who understands the value=
 and importance of=20
multiculturalism and social equity; values collaboration, community-build=
ing, and shared=20
governance; seeks widespread participation in decision-making; models int=
egrity, ethical reflection=20
and practice; mentors and fosters leadership skills in others; takes a le=
adership role in=20
faculty/employee relations and performance; and creates a culture of civi=
lity and respect among=20
faculty and staff.

A Visionary Leader who can develop and sustain strong and collegial relat=
ionships with faculty,=20
students, staff, and administrators; balance advocacy with the needs of t=
he wider campus=20
community; provide leadership, stability, unit coherence, and strategic d=
irection for the planning=20
and implementation of systems in support of CSUMB's Vision and core value=
s and who can garner=20
community and donor support for programs in the college.

An Innovator who understands new paradigms in higher education, including=
pedagogies and on-line learning,  and who has the capacity to value an in=

Earned doctorate from an accredited institution or appropriate terminal d=
Leadership in a field of Science, Technology, or Mathematics.
Qualification for a faculty appointment at advanced rank within one of th=
e departments, in the=20
College of Science.
At least five years of administrative experience as a dean, associate dea=
n, department chair, or=20
comparable position.
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, policy development, and bu=
dget oversight.
Evidence of effective and ethical faculty leadership and management throu=
gh collaborative and=20
shared decision-making.
Evidence of strong, effective, ethical, and collegial collaboration as a =
member of an academic=20
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 th=
e teaching and learning=20
process, at both the undergraduate and graduate level.=20=20
Experience in administering or working with programs that serve an educat=
ionally, ethnically, and=20
linguistically diverse student population with the capacity to understand=
 and help implement the=20
University=92s Vision and core values.
Experience enhancing community relations and promoting the role of the or=
ganization in the=20
campus and externally, including fundraising.

The ideal candidate will have skills, knowledge, and leadership experienc=
e in the following areas=20
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 exp=
eriences in teaching and=20
An interdisciplinary approach to STEM education.
Innovative technologies in learning environments, and utilizing technolog=
y for improvement of=20
teaching and learning.
Strategic planning and policy development, advocacy, and management skill=
Proven record of generating external funding.

Due to the nature of the work, this position requires work the ability to=
 work flexible hours,=20
including evenings and weekends, on a regular basis.  Must possess and ma=
intain a valid license to=20
drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and =
be insurable under the=20
University's liability coverage.  The person holding this position is con=
sidered a "mandated=20
reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and =
is required to comply=20
with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a conditio=
n of employment.  The=20
incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Depa=
rtment of Education's=20
Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California's Educational Code C=
hapter 13 regarding=20
sensitive student issues.  Candidates identified for hire must consent to=
 a criminal background=20
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires w=
orking at a computer=20
and desk for extended periods of time.  Requires travel between campus of=
fices and off-campus=20

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management lev=
el position with an=20
attractive benefits package, which includes:  a vacation accrual rate of =
16 hours per month; an=20
excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disab=
ility coverage; life=20
insurance; educational incentives; and retirement benefits. For further i=
nformation, please visit:=20
Management Personnel Plan. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay=
 also provides access=20
to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, complete and current cu=
rriculum vitae, as well as=20
names, addresses and telephone numbers of up to five references. A cover =
letter of interest should=20
indicate how the applicant's qualifications relate to the responsibilitie=
s of the Dean.

Applicants should briefly articulate their administrative philosophy and =
the role of the College of=20
Science in public higher education. In addition, each application must co=
mplete the online form=20
linked below.

A completed online application and resume must be received by Human Resou=
rces by 5:00 p.m. on=20
the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review.  Applica=
tion submissions received=20
after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion o=
f the University.  Materials=20
submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.  CSUMB w=
ill not fax application=20
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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