Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (“NSME”).

About CSUB

CSUB is a comprehensive public university committed to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. An emphasis on student learning is enhanced by a commitment to scholarship, diversity, service, global awareness and life-long learning. The University collaborates with partners in the community to increase the region's overall educational attainment, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development. A part of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) System, CSUB has a student body that reflects the diversity of the southern San Joaquin Valley, with approximately 55% of the student body of Hispanic origin. CSUB's vision is to be the leading campus in the CSU system in terms of faculty and academic excellence and diversity, quality of the student experience and community engagement.

The University serves more than 9,500 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or the Antelope Valley Center and counts approximately 47,000 alumni from its four schools: Arts and Humanities; Business and Public Administration; Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering; and Social Sciences and Education. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate and credential programs, and CSUB's Extended University serves the community by offering additional professional development, certificate, and degree programs. For more information about CSUB, please visit

About NSME and the Position

NSME is committed to serve the state and community in matters relating to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and nursing. NSME is active in seeking external funding from both the public and private sectors to support research, academic activities, and outreach programs. Current active grants for NSME faculty and staff total nearly $23 million. The School is composed of seven departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing, and Physics and Engineering. There are almost 100 full-time faculty and 50 staff across these departments. Students work closely with faculty members on cutting-edge research that helps empower the economy of the region.

The School is growing rapidly and currently has approximately 2,700 full-time equivalent students. NSME was recognized by Excelencia in Education as the 2012 National Example of Excelencia at the Baccalaureate level for increasing academic opportunities and improving achievement for Latino students. The School offers 14 undergraduate and 3 graduate degrees.

The Dean of NSME will serve as the School's chief academic and administrative officer and will report directly to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The complete position description is available through the following link:

How to Apply

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by February 10, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Completed applications must include: a letter of application clearly addressing how the applicant meets the qualifications listed in the position description, a current curriculum vitae, contact information for five current references, and unofficial transcripts.

Confidential inquiries, nominations or application materials should be forwarded to:

Emy Peña, Partner

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email us at Code: CSUB-NSME

For a confidential inquiry or nomination contact either
Ms. Peña at 562-360-1612

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or covered veterans' status.