Dean, College of Arts and Letters

California State University, Sacramento (“Sacramento State”) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

Sacramento State

The University is in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, located just five miles from the State Capitol, situated along the American River Parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city's two rivers, Folsom Lake, and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Sacramento State is a comprehensive, regional university, established in 1947 and located in California's capital city. The University has approximately 30,000 students and 1,729 full- and part-time faculty.

The Position

The Dean is part of the Provost's academic leadership team and serves as the chief academic and administrative officer and spokesperson of the College of Arts and Letters. The primary responsibilities of the Dean are to provide leadership and manage the programs and activities of the College; which has approximately 412 faculty, 43 staff, and 4,800 students. The College offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Art, Communication Studies, Dance, English, Film Studies, French, Graphic Design, Interior Design, History, Humanities, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Religious Studies, Spanish, Theatre, as well as a joint Doctorate in Public History with the University of California, Santa Barbara. The College has a dynamic faculty with a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship. The Dean for the College of Arts and Letters: safeguards excellent quality of all academic programs, ensures inclusive student success; facilitates and supports development and productivity of faculty with diverse backgrounds in teaching, engagement in scholarly and creative activities, and service to the institution and the community; represents the college and assists with regional entity partnerships and initiatives; and coordinates and supports the development and evaluation of instructional program offerings and student support systems. A link to the vacancy announcement is available through:

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, current vita/resume, and five references (name, email address and telephone number) who can speak to a broad range of professional qualifications. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications are handled in confidence. Priority review of applications will begin on Monday, March 27, 2017 and will continue until filled. Please submit your applications and nominations to:

Emy Peña, Partner

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601

Electronic submissions are preferred.
Please email us at
Code: Sac State – DCAL

For a confidential inquiry or nomination contact Ms. Peña at 562-360-1710