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Job No. 537979 Associate Dean, School of Business and Public Administration

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Bakersfield
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Associate Dean

School of Business and Public Administration

(Internal to CSU only)


California State University, Bakersfield invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration (BPA). The person selected for this position reports to the Dean of BPA and assists the Dean in leading the departments and programs to carry out the school’s mission and goals in alignment with CSUB’s strategic plan.  The Associate Dean collaborates with the Department Chairs and Program Directors, School staff and faculty, and other University administrators to achieve common goals and outcomes.

About CSUB                                        

California State University, Bakersfield 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. The University was founded in 1965 and opened for classes in fall, 1970. The University's faculty is world-class, with nearly 75% holding the highest degrees in their respective fields. 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 68% of the student body being of Hispanic origin. As well, almost two-thirds of undergraduates are the first in their families to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  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 9,000 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or the Antelope Valley Center and counts approximately 64,000 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 www.csub.edu.

About BPA

The School of Business and Administration at CSUB is home to five undergraduate degrees (Business Administration, Economics, Environmental Resource Management, Agricultural Business, and Public Administration) and three graduate degrees (Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration).  About 1450 students are served by about 90 faculty and staff.  Through programs accredited by AACSB and NASPAA, BPA is committed to student success of its diverse student body with a focus on excellence in education, hands-on learning, and career connections. 

The Location

CSUB is located in Kern County (population approaching 900,000), spanning the southern San Joaquin Valley and Western Mojave. Bakersfield (metropolitan population approaching 600,000) is a growing community projected to double in population in twenty years. The city is within two hours of Pacific Ocean beaches and Sierra Mountain locations and is just an hour and a half north of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. For more information see the following links:




Duties & Responsibilities

Assist the dean with planning, initiative implementation, and other duties of the office:

  • Facilitate student recruitment, orientation, advising, retention, class scheduling, management of FTES, and budget allocations in consultation with the dean, budget analyst, and the department chairs.
  • Assist the dean with preparation of annual reports, school website, communications, and media.
  • Manage BPA’s facilities and infrastructure, including safety and risk management issues, and assist the dean in planning for renovated and new facilities.
  • Serve as ex officio member of school committees as required per committee bylaws. 
  • Assist the dean with special projects as assigned.

Oversee the curriculum and facilitate class scheduling in collaboration with Department Chairs:

  • Serve as ex-officio member of the BPA curriculum committees as required per committee bylaws.
  • With the department chairs, oversee and facilitate the program development and other curricular initiatives targeted at improving student learning and retention.
  • Serve as a resource to BPA faculty on curriculum development.
  • Supported by the BPA assessment coordinator and accreditation coordinators, and in consultation with the Dean, facilitate program review and accreditation requirements.
  • Oversee articulation agreements with community colleges. 

Manage the BPA Advising and Tutoring Centers:

  • Represent the school on the Advising Leadership Team.
  • Supervise through direction and oversight to BPA advising coordinator and professional advising team.

Develop and facilitate programs to enhance student success:

  • Initiative development and related grant-writing to enhance student success in BPA.
  • Assist the Dean to implement graduation initiatives.  
  • Oversee student affairs in BPA.

Represent the dean’s office at various School and University-wide committees and the wider community:

  • Attend committee meetings and University functions as the dean’s representative when the dean is unable to attend.
  • Assist the dean in developing regional relationships with industry, community organizations, and other higher education institutions.

Required Qualifications

Education & Experience – An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field appropriate to one of the departments in the school, and an outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with appointment as an Associate or Full professor with tenure in a discipline represented by the school. Demonstrated prior leadership experience as an administrator, department chair, academic leader, or equivalent experience (minimum of one year).

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities (SKA’s) –

  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Demonstrated skills in management of fiscal and personnel resources, facilities, research or academic program management and evaluation. 
  • Knowledge of accreditation, preferably with AACSB and/or NASPAA.
  • Successful experience working with faculty and administrators from a variety of disciplines, programs, and university divisions.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to student success, including addressing equity gaps.
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the campus and community, and sensitivity to the needs of all students. Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity and ability to create a culture of belonging.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn university infrastructure, policies, and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three years of university administrative experience with increasing responsibilities.
  • Significant experience with curriculum design, assessment, program review, and evaluation.
  • Experience supporting community engagement, student internships or service learning.
  • Experience in supporting faculty development programs.
  • Familiarity with academic systems including PeopleSoft and EAB

Compensation:  This appointment is in the Management Personnel Plan and is a full-time, 12-month position.  The pay basis is monthly.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $12,917 - $15,000

  • However, offer amount will be commensurate with candidate’s experience, education, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,563 - $21,066

Benefits: CSUB offers a best-in-class benefit package for eligible employees that includes an array of medical plans, choice of dental plans, vision coverage, retirement participation in CalPERS, CSU tuition waiver, up to 24 vacation days per year, sick leave with unlimited accrual, 14 paid holidays per year and more! See our benefits website for additional information.

CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Open to all qualified applicants who are currently employed at a California State University (CSU).

How to Apply:

Complete applications must include the four (4) items listed below:

  1. A cover letter clearly addressing how the applicant's responsibilities and qualifications meet the standards listed above.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for five current references.
  4. Unofficial transcripts.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  For Priority Consideration, applications must be received by April 19, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Background Check: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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 offered the position.

Mandated Reporter:  The person holding this position is considered a limited 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, revised July 21, 2017.

Sensitive Position: This position is considered a sensitive position. Sensitive positions are designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of the people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSU or individuals in the university community.

Designated Position: This position is currently on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for CSU Bakersfield.  This requires the filing of a statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter.   

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

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