• Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Engineering Information Technology and Communication Services

Job Description

Job No: 517044; 7/26/2022


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 of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Working closely with students, faculty, and staff in a tradition of collegial shared governance, the Dean provides academic leadership for the College. The incumbent is responsible for faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and development. Student success is a top priority for the institution, and the Dean is charged with leading all student success efforts in the College. The Dean supports and leads all School development efforts, including those related to private donations, corporate sponsorship, and grants and contracts activity.

At a time when the institution is prioritizing investment in faculty success as a key component of student success, the ability to diversify revenue, promote more grants and contracts, and increase research, scholarship, and creative activity output will be an important responsibility for the Dean. All of these efforts support the effective use of human, fiscal, and physical resources at the institution. The Dean is responsible for informed, evidence-based decision-making and progress towards all graduation and retention metrics for the College. The Dean plays a critically important role as a leader in Academic Affairs, serving on University academic leadership teams and representing the College in all University matters. The Dean also is responsible for leading efforts to hire diverse faculty and staff and for developing and articulating the College’s role in supporting the broader strategic direction of the University. The Dean furthermore plays an important role in leading efforts to promote educational strategies that support quality, innovation, the use of technology in teaching and learning and provides oversight in compliance with accreditation standards and reporting. The Dean oversee resources, scheduling, and other operational areas in conjunction with the College Administrative team and plays a role in fundraising and development for the College.

The Dean also represents the College in the broader community through active leadership in the development of activities that further the mission of the College, the University, and the community. The Dean represents the institution through community and business organizations to further the mission of the University and the economic and cultural vitality of the region. The Dean also has oversight responsibility for Centers and Institutes operating within the College, and for grant and contract activity undertaken by College faculty. In addition, the Dean often represents the College and the University at the California State University system level.

Required Qualifications & Experience: An earned terminal degree from an accredited university in the field related to engineering, computer science, or technology. 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 strategic planning and communication, shared governance, and consultative decision-making, personnel management (faculty and staff), resource management and quality academic programming and delivery. Demonstrated ability to support student success in undergraduate and graduate programs, including experience with students who are among the first generation in their families to attend college. Demonstrated ability to create an inclusive and effective working environment amongst ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Demonstrated interest and 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 CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU 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 systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with accrediting bodies. Evidence of commitment to equitable practices in supporting the work of faculty and staff and the success of students. Demonstrated commitment to recruiting and retaining well-qualified and diverse faculty, with experience working in a unionized environment and academic advising as an important tool for supporting academic success for undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated vision for innovation and entrepreneurial pursuits that benefit the college faculty, programs and students and for cultivating philanthropic, external funding and development opportunities to advance the mission of the college and university. Demonstrated ability to: engage with the community, including feeder institutions for the undergraduate and graduate programs, professionals in industry and other organizations essential to a vibrant college; plan for and manage resources to support the college and its departments and programs; and to model and to lead in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service to the university

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.

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: Review of applications will begin on September 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Cal State LA in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be submitted using WittKieffer Candidate Portal
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Christine J. Pendleton and Randi Miller at

Additional information about Cal State LA can be found at Cal State LA | We Are LA.

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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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