Job No: 512721; 3/28/2022
DEAN, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator IV position.
The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.
As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.
The Position: The dean serves as the chief operating and academic officer of the College of Arts and Letters and is responsible for creating and sustaining an environment in which academic excellence is pursued by faculty, students, administrators, and staff. The dean represents the college internally and in the larger community and region. To support the growth and success of the college, the dean also seeks broad-based support from external constituencies and plays a leadership role in fundraising and development for the college. The dean is responsible for providing dynamic leadership to the college's nine departments: Art; Communication Studies; English; Liberal Studies; Modern Languages and Literatures; Music; Philosophy; Television, Film, and Media Studies; and Theatre and Dance. The College of Arts and Letters is home to award-winning faculty and the nationally ranked Cal State LA Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team. The college produces art exhibits, musical events, dance, film, TV, multimedia, and theatrical performances, and lectures and readings by students, faculty, and internationally acclaimed scholars, writers, and artists. The college is an active participant in the American Democracy Project and the college faculty are nationally recognized leaders in civic learning. Arts students enjoy access to state-of-the-art studios in television, film, and media, as well as animation. The college's animation program was recently recognized as among the top 20 on the West Coast. Reflecting a deep commitment to social justice, the college also supports the University's Prison B.A. Graduation Initiative, the first in-person bachelor's degree completion program for incarcerated students in California, in which the students pursue a bachelor's degree in communication from the College of Arts and Letters.
Required Qualifications & Experience: An earned terminal degree from an accredited university in the arts, humanities, liberal arts, or related field. An excellent record of teaching, scholarship, and service at the university level with accomplishments to warrant appointment at the rank of tenured full professor within an existing department of the college. A record of progressive leadership experience in academic administration that includes shared governance and consultative decision-making. The incumbent must have the ability to model and lead in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service to the University; support student success in undergraduate and graduate programs, including experience with students who are among the first generation in their families to attend college; and use equitable practices to create an inclusive and effective working environment among ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to OfficeHRM@calstatela.edu.
California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.
As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of ability to employ strategic planning, communication, resource management, and fundraising to support college initiatives; and to engage with the community, professionals in the industry, and other organizations essential to a vibrant college. Demonstrated commitment to recruiting and retaining well-qualified and diverse faculty, with experience working in a unionized environment; experience in supporting and evaluating faculty in both community based and traditional models of scholarship; commitment to academic advising as an important tool for supporting academic success for undergraduate and graduate students; vision for cultivating philanthropic and development opportunities to advance the mission of the college and University; and ability to promote social justice through visionary leadership, effective management, and strategic use of resources.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.
Appointment: The Administrator IV appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.
Closing Date: All nominations, inquiries, and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence. The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee will begin review of applications immediately and continue its work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by April 30, 2022, and must include the following documents:
• A letter of interest addressing Cal State LA's strategic objectives and desired attributes identified in this profile.
• A written statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion that demonstrates the candidates ability to use equitable practices to create inclusive and effective working environments.
• A curriculum vitae.
• Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers.
References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.
Application materials should be sent electronically
(PDF format) to CalStateLADeanArtsLetters@agbsearch.com
Please direct nominations and inquiries to:
Monica Burton, Principal
Concetta Stewart, Principal
Additional information about Cal State LA can be found at calstatela.edu
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.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
Los Angeles, California