Dean, Graduate Studies and Research (Administrator IV) (3674)

  • Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

Position Information

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

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.

Review of applications will begin 03/13/2020, and the position will remain Open Until Filled.
The salary is commensurate with experience.

Conditions of Employment
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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 as a condition of employment.

Department Marketing Statement

Department: Office of Graduate Studies and Research

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research (GS&R) is responsible for maintaining academic standards and quality of graduate education, advising faculty and staff in development and revision of graduate programs, supporting development of faculty and student research and assuring university compliance with federal and state regulations pertaining to graduate education and research. The office participates in and coordinates events related to graduate student outreach and recruitment. It resolves student issues and trains graduate advisors in university and state policies and procedures. GS&R oversees the university research enterprise and is responsible for providing the campus community with a full range of pre-award services that facilitate the development, preparation, and submission of grant and contract proposals for extramural funding; and post-award services to administer grant-funded projects with full transparency and accountability.

Major Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Provost for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research provides leadership in the graduate and research missions of the university. Specifically, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is responsible for leading and expanding the quality of graduate programs, creating a climate for obtaining external funding, and refining and developing policies and procedures related to these areas. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is responsible for coordination of curriculum and program review for all graduate programs; for overseeing jointly with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) and the production of the University Catalog. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research works in consultation with the Provost and academic Deans with other divisions on campus. Units supervised include: Graduate Studies; Institutional Review Board; Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities; and Office of Research and Funded Projects. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is a member of the Provost¿s Academic Affairs Council.


40% Responsibilities in academic planning, review and quality include:
- Oversight of review of all graduate academic programs by authorized campus bodies and individuals; annual reporting of review results in the update of the CSU Academic Master Plan;
- Oversight of review of all proposals for new, modified, or discontinued graduate academic curriculum and programs by authorized campus bodies and individuals; annual reporting of review results as required in the CSU Academic Master Plan; serve with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies as administrative liaisons to the University Curriculum Committee;
- Joint oversight with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies of annual update and production of the CSUDH University Catalog (print and Online version) and production of academic program materials provided to academic departments;
- Assure the quality of graduate programs and credentials through development and implementation of academic policies and assessment tools;
- Oversight of timely academic probation/disqualification for graduate students and intervention strategies to maximize student success;
- Provide opportunities to high-achieving students through CSU Pre-doctoral Scholars Program, Graduate Equity Fellowships, CSU Forgivable Loans, CSU Student Research Competition, and other programs as opportunities become available;
- Development of graduate academic and other policies to enhance student success and promote academic excellence.

15% Responsibilities in academic student support services include:
- Coordinate response to student complaints received by the President and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as well as by the Office of Academic Programs.
- General oversight of operations and services provided by the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities.

20% Responsibilities in research, scholarship, and creative activity include:
- Ensure compliance with the federal, state, CSU system, and university policies governing graduate study and university-sponsored research (including protection of human subjects, animal welfare, intellectual property, misconduct in research, and recombinant DNA).
- Provide opportunities and support for faculty and students to engage in research, scholarly investigations, and creative activities as well as recognition of outstanding student and faculty scholarship and creativity through awards programs, research forums and conferences, and publications.
- Direct supervision of the Director of the Office of Research and Funded Projects.
- Review every proposal for external funding and advise the Provost concerning approval; participate in negotiations on cost-share, matching funds, in-kind, and facilities requirements of funding proposals.

15% Responsibilities in graduate programs include:
- Coordinate and serve as an ex-officio member on the:
-Graduate Council
-Institutional Review Board (IRB)
-Program Review Panel (PRP)
- Co-coordinate (with Undergraduate Dean) and serve as ex-officio member on the University Curriculum Committee (UCC)
- Coordinate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified graduate students.

10% Perform other duties and assignments as required.


Required Education: Must have an earned doctorate and the appropriate academic credentials to qualify for appointment as a tenured Professor in one of the colleges within the Division of Academic Affairs. Must have substantial evidence of research and scholarly activity.

Required Experience: Demonstrated significant and successful academic administrative experience and proven leadership ability with considerable experience in preparing significant documents or other reports related to academic programs. Experience in program planning, direction and coordination for policy development and implementation.

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Campus Marketing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms please visit,

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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