Dean , School of Social Sciences & Education

  • Bakersfield
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time Education and Training Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education. The person selected for this position will serve as the School's chief academic and administrative officer and will report directly to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Required Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate degree in an appropriate field in one of the disciplines represented in the school from an accredited institution of higher learning
• Evidence of significant scholarly and professional achievement sufficient to merit a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of professor in one of the School's departments
• Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in one of the disciplines represented in the school
• Demonstrated success in academic administration and leadership at the school (Department Chair or above) and/or university level
• Record of commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity with students, staff, and faculty
• An ability to adapt to changing circumstances and technologies
• Demonstrated success in securing private funding and building important relationships with constituencies (PK-12, community, donors, and alumni).
• Experience with fiscal management procedures and personnel management
• Evidence of successful grant writing and funding
• Knowledge of assessment and its use in data driven decision making

Preferred Qualifications:
• Commitment to fostering effective advising, student success, and graduation initiatives
• A record of effectiveness in developing and implementing strategic plans
• Evidence of advocating equitably across disparate departments or programs
• Demonstrated commitment to collegiality both within the applicant's school and across the applicant's campus
• Commitment to shared governance and evidence of building successful university and community partnerships/relationships
• An ability to work effectively with university executive teams
• Experience in building or supporting satellite campus programs
• Experience with AAQEP, CTC or CSWE accreditations

CSUB values equality and diversity and we strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to submit applicants for this position. Application material should be sent to Leslie Williams at For priority considerations, application materials must be received by April 15, 2020, however, the position will remain open until filled. Completed applications must include:

1. A letter of application clearly addressing how the applicant's qualifications meet the standards and responsibilities listed above
2. A current curriculum vitae
3. Contact information for five current references
4. Unofficial transcripts
5. A statement of commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity

Confidential inquiries, nominations and questions should be forwarded to:

Co-chair Search committee, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education
Brian D. Street, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Phone: (661) 654-2551

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Bakersfield, California 93311 United States View Map