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Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Lucas College of Business
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business in San Jose, California
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Date Posted 04/15/2019
Graduate Business School -Executive-Dean
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Classification: Administrator III

Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The Associate Dean is a member of the LCoB management team in partnership with the Associate Dean for the Lucas Graduate School of Business, and the Dean of the College of Business.

The office holder is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Undergraduate Business Programs and, as part of the College's management team, may assume the role of the Dean in his/her absence. At the direction of the Dean, the Associate Dean will represent the College with other management personnel in the University, Deans and their representatives from other CSU campuses, and the broader business community.

An incumbent should possess leadership and management skills, the ability to implement plans determined by the College management team and its faculty members, an ability to communicate his/her vision of the college, and the desire to work collaboratively with the College's students and faculty at large in an open and transparent manner. Additionally, an Associate Dean is expected to serve as a role model to the faculty, maintaining a Scholarly Academic (SA) standing under AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) standards required for an Associate or Full Professor at San Jose State University.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of three years of relevant management experience within an academic or business

Scholarly academic standing with regard to the AACSB standard

  • Possession of a relevant doctoral degree or appropriate terminal degree as specified by

  • AACSB standards

  • setting

  • A record of scholarly work and teaching sufficient to earn the rank of tenured, associate or full

  • professor in an AACSB-accredited business school such as San Jose State University

License & Certificates

A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency working effectively with university, community and industry

Demonstrated proficiency leading groups through the process of continuous improvement in

Demonstrated proficiency with AACSB accreditation standards for undergraduate programs

Demonstrated proficiency contributing to fund-raising and resource development efforts

  • Demonstrated proficiency working with faculty, students, and staff, operating effectively in an

  • atmosphere of open, transparent, and collegial communication and shared self-governance

  • constituents, including other colleges and potential employers of L-CoB students and

  • designing new and/or enhancing existing undergraduate programs

  • including program planning, curriculum development, faculty qualifications, and student
    learning outcomes

  • Demonstrated proficiency in services related to marketing, recruitment and student enrollment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities



Ability to interview, hire, and train staff in the Deans' Office

Demonstrated knowledge of organizational awareness and exhibit a firm grasp of the College

  • Knowledge to operate the College and its Departments/Schools as a team, establishing

  • rapport with people from diverse academic backgrounds

  • Knowledge of supervisory responsibilities including faculty hiring and evaluation of tenured and

  • tenure track faculty

  • Skilled to serve as the contact person when potentially hazardous or unsafe conditions are

  • observed

  • and University's business and administrative policies and procedures

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 29, 2019.

Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material


Letter of interest
List of References
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU 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/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046

Phone: 408-924-2250

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