Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science (8555)

  • Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 28, 2019
Full Time

Job Description

Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science (JID 8555)
Administrator III
Full Time

CSUN's Commitment to You
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.

About the University
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 underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, 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.

About the College
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge is conducting a search for an innovative academic leader to serve as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The college consists of five departments: Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and Mechanical Engineering. The college serves over 500 graduate students and approximately 4,300 undergraduate majors with ABET accredited B.S. degree programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and two new B.S. degree programs in Engineering Management and in Construction Management Technology. The College also offers nine M.S. degree programs. The college employs approximately 70 full-time and 40 part-time faculty members. Academic Centers within the College include the Center for Engineering and Computer Science Research and Education, the Energy Research Center, and the Ernie Schaeffer Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The College Student Services Center/EOP Satellite provides comprehensive advisement services to students in the college. Additional information about the College is available at

The Associate Dean assists the Dean in carrying out the mission and achieving the vision of the College. Under the general direction of the Dean, the Associate Dean works collaboratively with department chairs and others throughout the University to support the missions of the College and University. The Associate Dean plays a key role in creating and maintaining databases related to the college's students and programs, and assists the departments in preparing reports associated with program assessment, program reviews and ABET accreditation; interprets and executes academic policies and regulations of the University and the College; provides creative and effective leadership on curriculum development and delivery, student advising, and academic standards; oversees and manages the College Student Services Center; coordinates the college's efforts in student outreach and recruitment and supervises the College Student Outreach Coordinator; works with faculty, industry and government in identifying, initiating and supporting basic and applied research; coordinates the College's annual planning initiative process; oversees the Student Achievement and Scholarship processes; manages special initiatives as needed and the College Research Fellow Selection. At the University level, the Associate Dean represents the College at the Educational Policies and Graduate Studies Committees; and at the College level, serves as Executive Secretary for the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Committees and coordinates the College's commencement ceremony. The Associate Dean also serves ex-officio as a member of the College Administrative Council. The Associate Dean represents the Dean in the Dean's absence, and performs other duties as assigned.

Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching; demonstrated record of outstanding scholarly, creative, and/or professional accomplishment; hold a senior rank and be a tenured faculty member; an earned doctorate from an accredited institution with eligibility for appointment at the rank of Professor in a department within the College; demonstrated effectiveness as a member of an administrative team; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators; significant experience in academic administration or faculty governance; demonstrated ability in student advisement and mentoring; excellent public relations and communication skills; ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities and identify and solve organizational problems; ability to provide effective leadership in responding to the diversity and international character of the university and the college; demonstrated ability to lead teams and committees with a collaborative leadership style; ability to provide leadership within a college that values diversity, student centered learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is dependent upon qualifications. The university offers an excellent benefits package

Application Period
Applications received through January 15, 2020 will be 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: July 2020

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link. Candidates must submit a detailed cover letter and current resume, names and contact information of four professional references. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background Check
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.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled