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Dean of Communications
California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, California
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Date Posted 03/06/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in-demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish. 

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty, and administrators through orientations, training programs, and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program. 

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Communications will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for the College of Communications. In addition to providing leadership for the College, the Dean will serve on the President's Advisory Board and be a member of the Council of Deans. The Dean will provide vision and leadership for the College, be responsible for advocating for diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and protect and expand the collaborative environment of the College. Working collegially with faculty, the Dean provides management and oversight for all aspects of the College and furthers the mission and goals of the College and University by ensuring excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. 

The Dean's primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Leading the College's fundraising and grant-seeking efforts.

  • Providing strong, consistent, and fair leadership.

  • Leading the College's response to partnership opportunities with diverse communities seeking to integrate talented non-traditional students into mainstream educational venues.

  • Enhancing the College's work with ethnically and culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff.

  • Creating and sustaining an environment supportive of research, scholarship, and creative activity.

  • Increasing the College's visibility in academic and professional communities nationally and internationally.

  • Shaping a vision for the College that is consistent with the University's strategic plan and ongoing strategic planning within the College.

  • Providing oversight of the College's instructional programs including leadership in curriculum improvement, innovation, and assessment of student learning.

  • Planning and administering the annual budgeting process and the budget for the College.

  • Assuming responsibility for the supervision of the College's support staff and personnel.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution or other appropriate terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in communications or related discipline appropriate to the position as a Dean of the College of Communications.

  • A tenured full professor with a record of teaching and research excellence.

  • A minimum of three years of collaborative academic administrative experience in strategic and operational planning, budgeting, and human resource management.

  • A proven track record in developing and maintaining partnerships outside of the University, generating external support and fundraising, and leading organizational change.

  • A record of successful leadership in curriculum design, program assessment, faculty development, and student advisement.

  • A demonstrated understanding of the range of disciplines offered in the College.

  • Professional, scholarly, and educational accomplishments commensurate with an appointment as a tenured faculty member within the college.

  • Administrative experience as a dean, associate dean, department chair, or comparable position, including experience in strategic planning, policy development, budget oversight, effective leadership, supervision and management of faculty and staff personnel, and collegial collaboration as a member of an academic administrative team.

  • Record of supporting faculty development in teaching, research, scholarship, and service.

  • Administrative experience working with, mentoring, and supporting administrators, faculty, staff, students and, programs that are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

  • Record of implementing initiatives to facilitate student success, ensure learning outcomes are met, and narrowing achievement gaps.

  • Capacity to understand, shape, and implement the Universitys mission and goals.

A commitment to shared governance in a collective bargaining environment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally off

Special Working Conditions:
The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by March 1, 2019, can be assured full consideration. 

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. 

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process. 

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. 

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration. 

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. 

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas). 

California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 39,000, including international students representing 79 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 56 undergraduate and 54 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2018) ranks the campus as 4th in the nation in terms of bachelors degrees awarded to underrepresented students based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Forbes (April 2018) ranks CSUF among top U.S. institutions for "Best Value" and Money Magazine (August 2018) ranks the campus in the top twelve percent of "Best Colleges For Your Money". Washington Monthly (August 2018) ranks the campus in the top 3rd of national universities and number six for lowest net price. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

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Application Deadline: 04-Apr-2019

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