Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (Administrator IV)

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 02, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (Administrator IV)

Job No: 498104
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Position Information

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University'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.

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

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 CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.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.

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.

Application Deadline & Salary Information

Review of applications will begin 11/30/2020, and the position will remain Open until Filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Major Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research provides leadership in the graduate and research missions of the university. Specifically, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is responsible for leading and expanding the quality of graduate programs, creating a climate for obtaining external funding, and refining and developing policies and procedures related to these areas. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is responsible for coordination of curriculum and program review for all graduate programs; for overseeing jointly with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) and the production of the University Catalog. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research works in consultation with the Provost and academic Deans with other divisions on campus. Units supervised include: Graduate Studies; Institutional Review Board; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; Office of Undergraduate Research; and Office of Sponsored Research and Programs. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is a member of the Provost's Academic Affairs Council.


Required Experience: Demonstrated significant and successful academic administrative experience and proven leadership ability with considerable experience in preparing significant documents or other reports related to academic programs. Experience in program planning, direction and coordination for policy development and implementation. Grant writing history of having received grants from both government and foundation entities

Required Education: Must have an earned doctorate and the appropriate academic credentials to qualify for appointment as a tenured Professor in one of the colleges within the Division of Academic Affairs. Must have substantial evidence of research and scholarly activity.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
Knowledge of higher education issues and trends, curriculum and program development practices, the general concerns and processes of educational equity, and the needs and expectations of ethnic minorities. Demonstrated leadership in academic support services. Knowledge of grant mechanisms, institutional review and compliance procedures, and pre and post award procedures.

Ability to:
Ability to work effectively in a multicultural, diverse, complex university environment with staff, faculty and administrators. Ability to analyze complex problems and to devise innovative solutions; to perceive the implications and potential consequences of various situations and to assess the potential impact of alternative courses of action. Ability to work independently and as a collaborative and positive team member, be self-directed and results-oriented. Ability to foster a research environment that interrogates the most fundamental questions that impact lives of culturally different people. Ability to perform all the essential functions of this position.

Skill in:
Skill in oral and written communications. Highly effective interpersonal skills. Skill in consultative decision-making; demonstrated strengths in leadership, planning, and evaluation.

Certification: Valid Drivers License


40% - Responsibilities in academic planning, review and quality include: - Oversight of review of all graduate academic programs by authorized campus bodies and individuals; annual reporting of review results in the update of the CSU Academic Master Plan; - Oversight of review of all proposals for new, modified, or discontinued graduate academic curriculum and programs by authorized campus bodies and individuals; annual reporting of review results as required in the CSU Academic Master Plan; serve with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies as administrative liaisons to the University Curriculum Committee; - Joint oversight with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies of annual update and production of the CSUDH University Catalog (print and Online version) and production of academic program materials provided to academic departments; - Assure the quality of graduate programs and credentials through development and implementation of academic policies and assessment tools; - Oversight of timely academic probation/disqualification for graduate students and intervention strategies to maximize student success; - Provide opportunities to high-achieving students through CSU Pre-doctoral Scholars Program, Graduate Equity Fellowships, CSU Forgivable Loans, CSU Student Research Competition, and other programs as opportunities become available; - Development of graduate academic and other policies to enhance student success and promote academic excellence.

20% - Responsibilities in research, scholarship, and creative activity include: - Serve as the Chief Research Officer for the University - Ensure compliance with the federal, state, CSU system, and university policies governing graduate study and university-sponsored research (including protection of human subjects, animal welfare, intellectual property, misconduct in research, and recombinant DNA). - Provide opportunities and support for faculty and students to engage in research, scholarly investigations, and creative activities as well as recognition of outstanding student and faculty scholarship and creativity through awards programs, research forums and conferences, and publications. - Direct supervision of the Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs. - Direct supervision of the Faculty Director for Research Development. - Direct supervision of the Research Compliance Officer. - Oversight of review of every proposal for external funding and advise the Provost concerning approval upon request; participate in negotiations on cost-share, matching funds, in-kind, and facilities requirements of funding proposals as needed.

15% - Responsibilities in academic student support services include: - Coordinate response to student complaints received by the President and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as well as by the Office of Academic Programs. - General oversight of operations and services provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the McNair Scholars Program.

15% - Responsibilities in graduate programs include: - Coordinate and serve as an ex-officio member on the: -Graduate Council -Institutional Review Board (IRB) -Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) -Program Review Panel (PRP) - Co-coordinate (with Undergraduate Dean) and serve as ex-officio member on the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) - Coordinate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified graduate students. - Direct supervision of the Graduate Studies Coordinator

10% - Perform other duties and assignments as required.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

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The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

Applications Close: Open until filled

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