About Cal State East Bay
Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and
globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic
innovation, faculty and student research, student success,
community focused service learning, diversity and sustainability.
Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of
the California State University (CSU) system. 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 university offers an ideal setting for
teaching and learning with easy access to the many cities in the
Bay Area. The university, with a student population of nearly
15,000 students, has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional
development center in Oakland and a significant presence online.
The university’s students arrive predominantly from Alameda and
Contra Costa Counties, and over 60 percent are the first in their
families to go to college. Cal State East Bay‘s four colleges,
including Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies;
Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; and Science, offer a total of 48
bachelor's degrees, 56 minors, 23 credentials and certificates, 34
master’s degrees, a doctorate in Educational Leadership and five
subject matter preparation programs. The university strives to meet
the educational needs of and contribute to the vitality of the East
Bay, the state, the nation and global communities.
About the Position
Reporting directly to the president and serving on her senior
leadership team, the incoming provost will provide strong
leadership and vision for the academic community, working in close
partnership to develop innovative strategies that help address many
of the campus's most pressing challenges. Operating within a robust
shared governance environment, the incoming provost will be
expected to strengthen and expand student success initiatives –
particularly those that have the biggest impact on underrepresented
minority students – and enrollment strategies that support CSU's
Graduation Initiative 2025. Furthermore, the next provost should
demonstrate and embody values that are aligned with Cal State East
Bay's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and
provide support to deans and other academic leaders related to
diverse faculty hiring and improving student success for
underrepresented minority populations, among other key initiatives.
The provost should also be a champion of faculty and the overall
academic mission of the campus, and help generate and appropriately
manage resources to help the academic community be
The incoming provost should be an engaged and team-focused leader
with a demonstrated commitment to faculty excellence and the needs
of twenty-first century students. The provost should possess senior
administrative experience at a comprehensive, public university. A
deep background in fiscal and budget management will be important,
as well as experience in generating new revenue streams through
external sources. Experience managing an academic enterprise within
a strong shared governance and union environment is critical, while
balancing the needs and interests of faculty with the realities of
administering a complex, public institution that is part of a
23-campus system. The provost should be committed to supporting the
development of existing faculty while maintaining a laser focus on
recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty cohort. Strong
communication and listening skills are essential. Candidates should
have an earned doctorate (or equivalent) and academic record to
warrant appointment at the rank of full professor at Cal State East
Strategy and planning
- Collaborate across campus constituencies to develop and
implement high-quality, relevant academic programs and strategies
to promote student success, reduce equity gaps, and recruit and
retain a well-qualified and diverse faculty, consistent with Cal
State East Bay’s regionally focused, community connected and high
- Oversee a robust institutional research unit to provide
accurate and timely data in support of strategic goals.
- Monitor, assess and apply latest best practices in academic
affairs, faculty development, research/scholarship/creative
activity and student learning in support of Cal State East Bay’s
- Encourage the development of new and unique programs, formats
and business models for academic programs to expand the
- Consult with regional employers, community and governmental
groups, nonprofits and funders to ensure relevance of
- Oversee development of grant proposals to support academic and
student success programs.
Administration and management
- Collaborate with faculty governance on curriculum development,
program review and learning assessment.
- Oversee accreditation reviews at all levels.
- Interpret and apply relevant policies and contracts, and
collaborate with the colleges in recruiting, developing and
retaining a high-quality and diverse faculty.
- Oversee administrative and financial resources to support
faculty and student inquiry—research, scholarship and creative
Serve as primary liaison with Faculty Senate.
- Collaborate closely with Student Affairs on student success
initiatives, student success coordinators, learning support
advisors, internships, service learning and similar programs.
- Oversee faculty and student academic grievances, faculty
collective bargaining compliance and the annual faculty retention,
tenure and promotion process.
- Manage a large and complex Academic Affairs budget.
- Oversee enrollment management for matriculated students,
including enrollment mapping and room scheduling.
- Oversee continuing Education/Extension, International programs
and the Concord Campus.
- Supervise and build a strong academic leadership team to
support the scholarly activities of the university faculty,
maintaining a student-centered focus that fosters equitable student
- Support strong and effective shared governance practices and
- Participate as a member of the senior administration by serving
on various councils and committees and serve as a liaison to
various internal and external groups including CSU system wide
Other general duties of all cabinet members
Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualities
- Work collaboratively in a team with other cabinet members and
model and foster such collaboration at each level of their
- Actively participate in institutional priority-setting.
- Align unit/function priorities with institutional priorities,
including equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice
- Serve as a representative of the president in communicating and
supporting institutional priorities.
- Escalate negative findings in a timely manner, identify
challenges, propose solutions and coordinate implementation of
- Interpret and apply laws, regulations and policies relevant to
- Manage unit/function human and financial resources to
efficiently support institutional priorities.
Procedure for Candidacy
- Distinguished record in teaching and scholarship with an earned
doctorate (or equivalent terminal degree) to warrant academic
appointment at the rank of professor with tenure in one of Cal
State East Bay’s academic departments.
- Progressive record of extensive and successful administrative
responsibility, including substantial experience at a large
comprehensive university at the level of dean, associate provost,
provost or a similar position.
- Demonstrated experience managing and solving a variety of
fiscal, budgetary, personnel and management challenges in a rapidly
changing academic environment.
- Demonstrated record of collecting and using data to assess the
effectiveness of initiatives and to achieve measurable
- Experience working collaboratively and strong commitment to
- A demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of access,
equity, diversity and inclusion and a strong desire to lead a
- Excellent track record in supporting student success strategies
that increase retention and graduation rates, particularly related
to improving graduation rates for underrepresented minority
- Proven record of successfully recruiting, mentoring and
retaining diverse faculty and leaders, and supporting their
professional development to create successful leadership
- Experience facilitating strong partnerships among academic
programs and other divisions of the university, their faculty and
students, and community constituents.
- Success building relationships with external communities as
well as securing external funding to advance academic and student
- Strong communication skills, including the ability to use
consultation, diplomacy and inclusion to inform decision-making
processes as well as fostering an environment where civility,
inclusion, social justice and nondiscrimination prevails for all
students, faculty and staff.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this
WittKieffer is assisting Cal State East Bay in this search. For
fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by
December 1, 2021.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s
as well as applying directly with Cal State East Bay
by clicking below on "Apply now".
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Alejandra Gillette-Teran and Julia
Benefits and Salary
This is a management position covered by the California State
University Management Personnel Plan. The plan provides a
comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental,
vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and
health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and
sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee
For more information on the benefits program, please visit https://www.csueastbay.edu/hr/benefits/index.html
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Condition(s) of Employment
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan,
as appropriate), 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
All background checks are conducted through the university's third
party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the
University Police Department.
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
All California State University campuses, including Cal State East
Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit
our website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/smokeandtobaccofree/
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:
Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or
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.
CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
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