Dean, School of Arts and Humanities

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.

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 Arts and Humanities and the Position

The School of Arts and Humanities is dedicated to connecting the arts and humanities to everyday life. Arts and Humanities students graduate with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that equip them to live a successful and meaningful life in our rapidly changing, globalized world. Offering “majors that matter,” the School serves over 900 students across ten undergraduate programs in Art, Communications, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, and Religious Studies; and four Master’s programs: English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Spanish. The School has 63 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 23 full-time lecturers, 86 part-time lecturers, and 19 staff.

The Dean of Arts and Humanities 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’s responsibilities and qualifications meet the standards listed in the position description, a letter of application clearly addressing how the applicant’s responsibilities and qualifications meet the position’s qualifications, 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-AH

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.