Dean, College of Engineering (2636)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Long Beach
  • Long Beach, California
  • Apr 17, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Engineering

Job Description

Application deadline: February 5, 2021
Senior Consultant: Cynthia Patterson
Associate Consultant: Lisa Rosenberg

The University seeks an inspirational leader who possesses the academic, financial, and strategic
acumen to offer collaborative and transparent leadership within the University and Long Beach
communities. The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean is expected to have a proven record of support for diversity, inclusive excellence, transparency in decision making; and of promoting effective approaches to teaching and learning. The Dean is expected to exercise vision; ethical leadership; and advocacy in academic affairs, including curricular matters, research and other scholarly activities.

The Dean's duties include:
• Providing leadership in the areas of teaching,
research, and public service. Central to this
task is the recruitment of a well-qualified faculty,
as well as an effective support staff who work
effectively with a diverse student population.
• Fund-raising and development of public/private
Planning the orderly development of the
College and its programs.
• Encouraging the use of effective and/or
innovative curricula and pedagogy that support
the success of students from a variety of
• Fostering a collegial, consultative and inclusive
work environment with students, staff, faculty,
and administrators within the College and
throughout the University.
• Building and maintaining effective relationships
with alumni/ae, industry, and the community.
• Enhancing the reputation of the College within
the University and the community.
• Cultivating and supporting faculty scholarship,
especially that which engages students, and
that which is externally funded.
• Coordinating, supporting, and evaluating efforts
on behalf of the instruction, research, and
service missions of the University.
• Fostering relations between the University and
community colleges.
• Maintaining and enhancing an effective student
advising and evaluation program.
Supporting student organizations and fostering
faculty mentoring beyond the classroom.
• Managing the fiscal and human resources of
the College in consultation with the Dean's
Cabinet and the Engineering Faculty Council.
• Supervising and mentoring the College's
department chairs.
• Ensuring that the College continues to meet
accredited status.
• Enhancing ties with business, industry,
government, other CSU institutions, professional
organizations, and the host community to
encourage support for the degree programs in
the College and the University.
• Developing, in consultation with the Faculty,
a policy, structure, and support for student
assessment procedures for both internal and
external uses.

• An earned doctorate from an accredited
institution in engineering or computer science.
• An excellent record of teaching, scholarship
and service that would warrant appointment at
the rank of tenured Full Professor in one of the
disciplines housed in the college.
• Demonstrated record of successful activities
to foster diversity, equity, and inclusive
environment for students, faculty members,
and/or staff members.
• Progressively responsible leadership experience
including management of fiscal resources.
• Demonstrated ability to lead in a dynamic,
diverse, multi-disciplinary environment through
consultative decision making and shared

• Knowledge of academic program evaluation and
review, and implementation and maintenance of
the standards for accreditation, including ABET
• Documented success in fostering relationships
with donors, alumni, business, industry,
government, and other college constituencies.
• Ability to model high ethical standards within a
campus environment and in the profession.
• Experience with grants and grantsmanship (such
as individual research grants, multi-investigator
or multidisciplinary grants, programmatic
grants), including developing programs to
support faculty pursuit of seeking and attaining
external grants and contracts.
• Experience with development and
implementation of innovative curricula to attract,
retain, and graduate underrepresented students,
women, and other minoritized groups.
• Demonstrated commitment to pedagogical
approaches that support student success and
• Excellent communication skills, including the
ability to communicate effectively to a wide
range of constituents.

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 Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.

Fingerprinting. Because of the nature of this position, the university requires that the successful candidate complete a felony convictions record check prior to assuming this 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 as a condition of employment.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by February 5, 2021.

To apply a candidate should submit 1) a letter of intent addressing how the candidate's experiences
match the position requirements; 2) a current CV/resume; and 3) contact information for at least five
professional references, including email addresses and a brief note of the candidate's working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval
of the candidate and at a later stage in the search.

Academic Search is assisting California State University Long Beach in this search. To ensure
full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted
electronically, in confidence, to:

Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this
opportunity with the senior consultant leading this search: Cynthia M. Patterson at Cynthia.Patterson@

Additional information about the institution can be found at
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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