Dean, CLASS - Administrator IV

California State University - East Bay, CA4.3

East Bay
Job ID: 5497

Job Title:
Dean, CLASS - Administrator IV

Time Base:

Date Posted:February 25, 2019 Closing Date:
Open until filled

Benefits Link:
Management Personnel Plan (MPP)

Link to Apply Online:

Campus Employment Homepage:

The salary range will be from $190,000 - $205,000 per year.

This position is a Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position in the CSU, and serves at the pleasure of the President.

The CSU enjoys a generous benefits program with employer paid life insurance ($100,000), as well as health, dental, and vision insurance with the monthly premium largely paid by the CSU. Additionally, we offer a broad range of other benefits which includes dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, tuition fee waiver, 401k, 457 and 403(b) plans.

The CSU belongs to the CalPERS retirement plan in which medical and dental insurance continues in qualified retirement.

The CSU has 14 paid holidays and the position earns 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), the largest of four colleges in the university, houses traditional and online programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and graduate professional and undergraduate pre-professional programs having strong liberal arts components. It includes the Departments of Anthropology/Geography/Environmental Studies, Art, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Human Development and Women's Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, Public Affairs and Administration, Sociology, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Social Work, Theatre and Dance, and a number of centers and programs. CLASS has approximately 111 tenured/tenure track faculty, 10 Full-time lecturers, and 195 part-time faculty, and 40 administrative and department staff, and offers undergraduate and master's degree programs to more than 4,000 majors. The Dean is the academic leader of the college and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

California State University, East Bay seeks a collaborative leader and accomplished administrator who will work with the faculty to provide an ethnically and culturally diverse student body with a liberal education that enables them to become thoughtful and creative members of the workforce and society.

The Dean works closely with the Council of CLASS Chairs and with faculty governance, and is responsible for:
  • Developing recognition for the college regionally, nationally, and globally
  • Securing and supporting high quality teaching, faculty research, and creative and professional activities
  • Building and maintaining quality academic and professional degree programs, including accreditation for the college's programs
  • Working with the faculty to implement sound educational planning and policies, including innovative curricular and scholarly development
  • Expanding advancement efforts
  • Building strong relationships with alumni, industry, government, and the community
  • Being the primary advocate for the college both within and outside the university
  • Effectively managing personnel, programs, and financial resources
  • Overseeing all programs of the college, including negotiation of terms with CSUEB partners
  • Initiating and maintaining cooperative relationships with other universities, community colleges, community organizations, and state and local agencies
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated:
  • Educational and scholarly achievements commensurate with appointment as a full professor in CLASS at CSUEB
  • Ability to master and implement the policies and procedures of a large complex public university system and to manage the administrative details associated with these
  • Substantial successful administrative experience as a dean, associate dean, or department or program chair
  • Evidence of success as a strong advocate for the value of a liberal arts education
  • Evidence of a strong and collegial relationship with faculty, students, staff and administration
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership through collaborative and shared decision making
  • A record of building and proactively supporting faculty research and development
  • Experience in administering or working with programs that serve an educationally, ethnically and linguistically diverse student population
  • Ability to effectively engage in fundraising activities
The University will begin accepting applications and nominations immediately and will begin reviewing applications on March 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, complete vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references.

To apply on-line, please go to If you are a first time user, you must register, create a user ID and password, fill in your basic information, save and click on the position you are interested in, click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the online application.

This position will remain open until filled and may close without further notice.

This is a position with supervisory/lead responsibilities, subject to completion of the University on-line Sexual Harassment training as a condition of employment.

This position is a "designated position" in the CSU's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Satisfactory completion of a background check that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay 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. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate.

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:

At Cal State East Bay, the following nine competencies have been identified as valued leadership qualities: Communication, Cooperation, Delegation, Empathy, Feedback, Innovation, Leadership Presence, Passion and Strategic Ability. While we may not expect our managers to exhibit all of these competencies, we do expect them to aspire to develop them. As part of the annual evaluation review process, the Dean, CLASS will be evaluated on each.

CSUEB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, or the characteristics or beliefs. The University especially welcomes and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.