Associate Dean for Faculty, Curriculum, and Instruction (521981)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Long Beach
  • Long Beach, California
  • Dec 24, 2022
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description


Position Title: Associate Dean for Faculty, Curriculum, and Instruction
Effective Date: On or about August 17, 2023
Classification: Administrator III
Salary Range: Salary Schedule
Reports To: Dean, College of the Arts
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin February 20, 2023. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of the Arts

The College of the Arts (COTA) at California State University, Long Beach invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Faculty, Curriculum, and Instruction. Reporting to the COTA Dean, we seek a collaborative colleague with strong communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to student success, faculty mentorship and retention, and to the development and implementation of curriculum that cultivates anti-racism, inclusion, diversity, equity, and access, and inspires invention.


The College of the Arts (COTA) is California’s largest and most comprehensive publicly funded school for the arts, with approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It includes the Departments of Dance, Design, Film and Electronic Arts, and Theatre Arts, as well as the School of Art, the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, the Center for Contemporary Ceramics, and the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

Composed of generative and performing artists, educators, and scholars, COTA’s faculty bring research and creative discovery to students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects, and is committed to empowering the artists, scholars, educators, audiences, and advocates who will shape the culture of the twenty-first century.

The COTA community draws upon our diversity as a source of strength. We recognize that respect, openness, and inclusiveness are essential to creating a productive and constructive place for our students, faculty, and staff to teach, learn, study, create, and expand their fields.

The COTA supports CSULB’s commitment to student success. All students are presented with an intellectually engaging education in an environment of student-centered learning. Faculty and staff are deeply engaged with promoting student success and expanding opportunities for all students, first year, transfer, degree, or non-degree. CSULB facilitates success through support initiatives that contribute to student wellness-physical, social, and psychological- and potential to fulfill life goals.

Required Qualifications
  • A terminal degree or equivalent professional experience in the arts, design, media arts and/or performing arts.
  • 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 in the College of the Arts.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in a leadership position (with at least three years of experience), or equivalent position in an academic institution (i.e., Associate Dean, Department Chair, Associate Chair, Program Director, or Graduate Advisor/Graduate Program Coordinator).
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and assessment
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel
  • Experience with budget management
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, inclusion, diversity, equity, and access
  • Demonstrated evidence of working successfully with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel procedures (e.g.: tenure and promotion, faculty appointment and evaluations) in a department/program, college, and university
  • Demonstrated experience with a collective bargaining environment
  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with, academic program review, including accreditation processes in the disciplines within the college
  • Demonstrated personnel management; evidence of supporting and advancing the work of faculty and/or staff through mentorship
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating and coordinating effectively with colleagues in other academic/campus units
  • Experience with technology-supported teaching environments and pedagogical approaches
  • Demonstrated experience with faculty research, grant, and fellowship proposals and contracts

  • Oversee curriculum development and review processes. Steward new and revised curriculum that reflects the diversity of our student body, the field, and the traditions and innovations of historically marginalized groups, with pedagogical integrity.
  • Develop and promote cross-curricular and cross-disciplinary programs to create greater connection between practice and theory
  • Manage development of courses and programs including examining the impact of resource related issues in concert with the Dean
  • Effectively implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, particularly in areas related to hiring, workload assignment, professionalism, discipline, and evaluation
  • Mentor faculty, oversee faculty development opportunities in alternative pedagogical modalities including hybrid/on-line learning
  • Manage Lecturer appointment and evaluation processes
  • Support the Dean with the faculty reappointment, tenure, and promotion process, and foster successful faculty retention-particularly for faculty from historically marginalized populations
  • Assist and work closely with Department Chairs, and in consultation with the Dean, to manage and resolve issues related to curriculum, teaching assignments, and personnel
  • Represent the College/Dean on relevant committees, councils, and at COTA events
  • Develop international curricular opportunities in collaboration with the College of Professional and Continuing Education
  • Support COTA with the successful collaborative execution of strategic priorities

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications with attention to how the candidate would address faculty mentorship and curricular development.
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Names and contact information for three to five references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage) Note: On-Campus applicants (one letter from external referent).

The College of the Arts at CSULB seeks to recruit faculty, staff, and administrators who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success 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 sexualities and genders. 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: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach
College of the Arts
Attn: Jessica Troncoso
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2004

E-Mail: or 562-985-7758

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:

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside California.

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

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