Dean of the College of Education

Dean of the College of Education


Classification: Administrator IV
Department Name: Education
Job Number: MB2020-EB2648
Status: Open Until FilledApply Today!
Priority Screening Date: 01/11/2021
Recruitment Status: Apply Today!

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB ( is a mid-sized comprehensive masters/baccalaureate granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement in its regional community. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,600 students and growing. The university Strategic Plan includes the inclusive excellence priority of strengthening “…recruitment, retention, and professional development of a diverse faculty, staff, and administrators.” The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below market rate campus housing, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. The College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science, Master of Arts degree in Education, Master of Science degree in School Psychology, teaching and administrative services credentials, and a forthcoming Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.


Reporting directly to the Provost/Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the College's chief academic officer providing leadership and advocacy for: strategic and budgetary planning; faculty and staff recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and retention; excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and research; university and community relations; fundraising; curricular and fiscal management; enrollment planning; student recruitment and retention; program review; and accreditation. In addition, the Dean actively encourages and supports cross-department and cross-College collaboration in teaching, creative activity, and scholarship. The Dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team working collaboratively with a highly collegial team of deans and academic affairs administrators and the President's Extended Cabinet.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:



  • Advance the mission and vision of the University and the College of Education in a collaborative, equitable and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives;
  • Provide leadership and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning;
  • Oversee faculty and staff recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and employee relations;
  • Promote interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college and internal collaboration, cooperation and research, including Extended Education and International Programs, as well as with external partners;
  • Engage in university, community and alumni relations; lead development/fundraising efforts for the College;
  • Promote excellence and innovation in the scholarship areas of teaching, creative and research activities, professional application, and university service;
  • Oversee the educational effectiveness of the College's academic programs through the assessment of student learning and program review and renewal processes; uphold standards of rigor and academic excellence; and oversee and facilitate external accreditation.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The successful candidate will be:



  • An Educator and Scholar whose academic achievements include a record of sustained scholarly and pedagogical achievements assessed through a Retention, Tenure, and Promotion process; these achievements must be commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor in the College;
  • An Academic Administrator with demonstrated experience in transparent budget development and strategic budget management; knowledge of strategic enrollment and planning; understanding of organizational structures; ability to implement the University’s strategic priorities; ability to determine, effectively allocate, and coordinate resources to address the needs of a growing university; supports and moves new initiatives forward. Identifies current and future challenges and proposes effective solutions. Leads courageously by addressing difficult issues;
  • A Student-Centered Academic Leader and Advocate who understands the value and importance of multiculturalism and social equity; experienced in developing academic programs specifically designed to address the learning needs of an ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse student population; appreciates the role of scholarly research in the teaching and learning process, at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • A Visionary Leader who understands the university’s mission and vision and how the department/division work, activities, and goals support the mission; can develop and sustain strong and collegial relationships with faculty, students, staff, and administrators; balances advocacy with the needs of the wider campus community; provides leadership, stability, unit coherence, and strategic direction; can garner community and donor support for programs in the college;
  • An Innovator with a demonstrated understanding of new paradigms and innovative pedagogies in higher education, including technology-enhanced and online learning strategies; values an interdisciplinary community;
  • A Decisive and Diplomatic Leader with strong organizational and consensus building skills, integrity, and the ability to inspire and lead faculty with diverse interests; values collaboration, community-building and shared governance; seeks widespread participation in decision-making; models integrity, ethical reflection and practice; mentors and fosters leadership skills in others; takes a leadership role in faculty/employee relations and performance; and creates a culture of civility and respect among faculty and staff.


Minimum Qualifications:



  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in education or a closely related field;
  • At least five years of administrative experience as dean, associate dean, department chair, or comparable higher education leadership position in a field of Education, including but not limited to: Curriculum and Instruction; Human Development and Family Science; Special Education; Elementary Education; School Psychology; Bilingual Education; Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition; Bilingualism, Equity, and Bi-literacy; Applied Linguistics; Child Development or Communicative Disorders and Sciences;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, policy development, and budget oversight;
  • Evidence of effective and ethical faculty leadership and management through collaborative and shared decision-making;
  • Evidence of effective, ethical and collegial collaboration as a member of an academic administrative team;
  • Evidence of excellent communication and facilitation skills;
  • A record of recognizing and encouraging innovative pedagogy in the university classroom;
  • A record of supporting faculty research and professional development;
  • An understanding and appreciation of the role of scholarly research in the teaching and learning process, at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • Experience in administering or working with programs that serve an educationally, ethnically and linguistically diverse student populations consistent with the University’s mission, vision and values;
  • Experience enhancing community relations, promoting the role of the College in the campus and externally, and fundraising.


Specialized Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have skills, knowledge, and leadership experience in the following areas:



  • Outcomes-based education and assessment of student learning;
  • Service learning, community partnerships, and/or field-based experience in teaching and learning;
  • Establishing and stewarding partnerships with local/regional K-12 institutions and community colleges;
  • Interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approaches to higher education;
  • Development of instructional programming with Extended Education and International Programs;
  • Development of instructional programming supporting Internationalization, COIL instructional models, and/or California’s Educating for Global Competency initiative;
  • Successful implementation of innovative technologies in learning environments, and the use of technology for improvement of teaching and learning.


Special Conditions of Employment:



  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with: responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000; access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information; responsibility of access/possession of building master of sub-master keys for building access; access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards).
  • 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.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to University Police all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and /or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

Compensation and Benefits:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit: Employee Benefits Summary. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.

How to Apply:
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For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Please include five (5) references to be contacted should you become a finalist. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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