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Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
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Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering

Job No: 536163
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Position: Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Engineering
Effective Date: On or about July 8, 2024
Classification: Administrator III
Salary Range: The Administrator III (12-Month) classification salary is $75,000 - $240,000/per year. The anticipated hiring range is $165,000 to $172,992/per year (Commensurate with qualifications and experience).
Reports To: Dean, College of Engineering
Application: Review of applications to begin March 19, 2024. Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled).

California State University, Long Beach
College of Engineering

The College of Engineering has an enrollment of 6,172 majors in six departments: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The college has nine graduate programs, including a PhD program in Engineering and Computational Mathematics, which is jointly offered with Claremont Graduate University. More information about the College of Engineering can be found here.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in an engineering or related discipline with successful university teaching experience, service, and a record of scholarly/creative activity suitable for a tenured, full professor faculty appointment in one of the College of Engineering's departments
  • Demonstrated record of sustained and current success in externally funded research grants
  • Demonstrated record of sustained and current accomplishment in peer-reviewed publications in engineering-related disciplines
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leadership positions and administrative work at the department, college, or university level
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with management of research facilities in a college environment
  • Demonstrated success and leadership with graduate programs including curriculum development and enrollment management
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with oversight and implementation of a research program(s) in a department and/or a college environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a dynamic, diverse, multi-disciplinary environment through consultative decision making and shared governance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Progressively responsible leadership experience including management of research, fiscal and facility resources
  • Demonstrated experience with peer review of grant proposals at the federal and state agencies.
  • Understanding of federal, state, and private sources of research funding, donation resources of interest to the range of programs in the College of Engineering
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with faculty professional development (e.g., training, mentoring, and planning) in the areas of research and grant development
  • Demonstrated administrative experience with faculty professional development in the areas of graduate curriculum development and review, instruction and evaluation, and student advising
  • Demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in supervising graduate students
  • Demonstrated experience in graduate programs advising
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff successfully
  • Expertise and/or commitment to issues and initiatives related to student success
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body

  • Provide support to faculty in their success with their externally funded research, scholarly and/or creative activities
  • Establish collaborations and promote interdisciplinary research and centers/institutes
  • Work collaboratively with the Dean's staff, department chairs, directors of programs, the Engineering Faculty Council, to ensure that infrastructure, space, personnel, and funds required for proposed research activities and enhancement of graduate programs
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and other stakeholders in managing and enhancing research facilities in the College
  • Oversee growth in externally funded grants and contracts and assist faculty in all aspects of proposal submission
  • Oversee enrollment management in graduate programs and responsible for graduate student success
  • Promote, and support appointments of research personnel and graduate student positions
  • Manage personnel in graduate advising, facilities, and safety. Serve as the appropriate administrator of all technical staff in the College of Engineering
  • Demonstrated initiative, leadership and success in programs that enhance diversity, equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff members
  • Manage and foster industry relationships to strengthen graduate studies and research enterprise in the College of Engineering
  • Drive strategic planning and provide guidance across academic and research programs, fostering new and interdisciplinary, disciplinary research initiatives and collaborations
  • Work closely with the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) and the Associate Vice President for Research to provide direction and resources for the education, training, and implementation of all regulations as well as leading and fostering direction in proposal and contractual endeavors and obligations with federal/state government, industry, local, and public-private partnerships.
  • Other duties as specified by the Dean of College

The College of Engineering at CSULB seeks to recruit faculty, staff, and administrators who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexualities and gender expression. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Names and contact information for three to five references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage). Note: On-campus applicants, please include at least one external reference in your list.

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach
College of Engineering
Attn: Ameeta Perera
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1802

E-Mail: or 562-985-5123

If you have any questions or if you have a disability and need accommodation with pre-employment processes (applications, interviews, etc.) please contact:

Employment Requirements:

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside California.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.

Background Check

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

General Information

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment at the time of hire or appointment and annually thereafter. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

CSULB 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 race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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