Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (506170)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Long Beach
  • Long Beach, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description


Position Title: Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (CSU INTERNAL Recruitment ONLY)
Effective Date: On or about January 20, 2022
Classification: Administrator III
Reports To: Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin November 19, 2021. Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled)

About the Position

Graduate Studies at California State University, Long Beach is committed to academic excellence, equity, social justice, and inclusivity through our high-quality and affordable post-baccalaureate credential, certificate and degree programs. Additionally, we provide our diverse student body with a graduate education that leads to upward mobility and the opportunity for advancement to create, innovate, serve the public good, and fulfill workforce demands.

The Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, under the supervision of the Dean, assumes general operations responsibilities in the following areas for graduate studies: curriculum, enrollment management and recruitment efforts, student success initiatives, graduate advisor professional development, and policy implementation. The Associate Dean for Graduate Studies may serve as the Dean's designee on campus committees.

Required Qualifications
  • Appropriate terminal degree, with successful university teaching experience, service, and a record of scholarly/creative activity suitable for a tenured, associate professor faculty appointment in one of the disciplines of the university
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in positions of academic leadership/leadership position or role
  • Demonstrated experience communicating, collaborating and coordinating effectively across multiple disciplines and multiple campus units
  • Demonstrated history or potential to explore difficult issues around systemic racism and unconscious bias in campus graduate studies and devise a related action plan centered on inclusion and equity
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a culturally and ethnically diverse student, faculty, and staff population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Appropriate terminal degree, with successful university teaching experience, service, and a record of scholarly/creative activity suitable for a tenured, full professor faculty appointment in one of the disciplines of the university
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following for graduate programs: program assessment and review, student success initiatives, public relations/outreach, study abroad programs, research grants and contracts, and/or fellowships
  • Demonstrated experience with enrollment management and student success in a program, department, college, or university environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of academic policies and procedures related to graduate education.
  • Collaborate with graduate advisors to determine areas of potential support and development for a diverse community of graduate students
  • Oversee graduate student application process, admissions, and enrollments, while working to close opportunity gaps among student access and engagement in graduate programs
  • Facilitate growth of graduate programs to meet the needs of our community and our diverse student body
  • Coordinate with the Graduate Center to oversee graduate student success initiatives
  • Develop and implement an internal and external communication plan for graduate studies
  • Coordinate with all colleges Associate Deans and Graduate Advisors to analyze and resolve graduate student exception requests and issues
  • Provide equity-minded and anti-racist leadership for the development of policies and procedures related to graduate studies
  • Provide support for graduate program faculty in reviewing curriculum and new degree programs
  • Lead implementation of the graduate studies strategic plan in coordination with the Graduate Center and graduate program faculty
  • Contribute to Graduate Studies outcomes assessment
  • Represent Graduate Studies on relevant committees, councils, and projects as needed
  • Work with graduate program faculty to develop high quality, competitive graduate programs and to incorporate high impact practices into graduate instruction
  • Collaborate on grant writing and other development/advancement efforts for graduate initiatives
  • Connect and collaborate with other units on campus (i.e., regarding basic needs, student health and mental health, financial aid, etc.)
  • Support international graduate students in collaboration with the Center for International Education
  • Supervise the Thesis Office

CSULB seeks to recruit administrators and faculty who enthusiastically support the University's ongoing commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Institution, with an aspiration for increasing enrollment of local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and is located in a city with a large Cambodian/Cambodian American population. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • Detailed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage) Note: On-Campus applicants (one letter from external referent)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application Requests for information should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach
Division of Academic Affairs
Office of Graduate Studies
Attn: Michelle Ramirez
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1802

E-Mail:; 562-985-8225

If you have any questions or if you have a disability and need accommodation with pre-employment processes (applications, interviews, etc.), please email

Employment Requirements

Conflict of Interest: The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

General Information: 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. All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment at the time of hire or appointment and annually thereafter. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90815 United States View Map