Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Job Posted: 8 February 2019
Company: California State University Sacramento
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Sacramento, CA


Job Summary 

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs (ADAP) is responsible for the overall quality and success of undergraduate and graduate programs in the CBA, including self-support programs. This individual and the Associate Dean for Faculty and Support (ADFS) are key members of the administrative leadership team of the College of Business Administration and report directly to the Dean. The ADAP works in tandem with the Associate Dean for Faculty Support (ADFS), is a member of the senior CBA leadership team, and reports to, and may at times act as the designee of, the Dean.

In consultation with the Dean and other College of Business Administration (CBA) stakeholders, the ADAP works to create and maintain innovative and impactful business programs that align with the CBA mission and strategic direction. The CBA’s priorities include but are not limited to technology, innovation, and impact with a focus on teaching effectiveness, academic excellence, and operational efficiency. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing operational leadership to promote excellence in all phases of the CBA’s academic activities in compliance with University policy and accreditation standards. Aligned with the CBA vision and strategy, this role requires collaborative work with Department Chairs, program directors, and faculty to ensure that programs address market trends and create local and global engagement. The ADAP is a key participant in school-wide strategic planning and execution.

Expected to support Sacramento State’s Five Imperatives: reduce time to degree, increase campus diversity, inclusion, and equity, increase philanthropic giving, community collaboration and safety.

Required Qualifications 

  • Doctorate in Business related discipline from an AACSB accredited university
  • A strong record of accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, and service that would merit appointment as a Full Professor in one academic area of the College of Business Administration
  • Three years of experience in the role of department chair, director of accreditation, director of communication, or a comparable position, etc.
  • Experience with budget management (e.g. budget allocations)
  • Experience building and staffing academic schedules that meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students – including self-support programs
  • Extensive experience with curriculum development endeavors
  • Extensive experience with assessment
  • Experience with technology-supported teaching environments and pedagogical approaches (e.g., co-located classrooms, ‘flipping’ the classroom, online education, etc.)
  • Experience working with other academic units to assure effective utilization of faculty and staff resources to meet student needs
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity; and experience in working within an ethnically and culturally diverse academic community
  • Evidence of ability to determine priorities, effectively manage multiple projects, and set and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and implement creative solutions to complex problems or challenges
  • Evidence of promoting scholarly excellence through service, mentorship, or similar activities
  • Evidence of advanced interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish, maintain, and model effective working relationships with various constituencies including faculty, students, and staff within and across the university
  • Demonstrated record of high quality written and oral communication for varied audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a shared governance environment or similar organizational setting
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the most recent AACSB standards and reaffirmation of accreditation processes or other accreditation processes
  • Experience working in the collective bargaining environment
  • Experience working on a large, urban university or college campus
  • Record of significant and successful involvement and leadership in college and university organizations
  • Experience with international programs and international students
  • Experience with managing programs at geographically-dispersed campuses (e.g., satellite campuses)
-Ability to pass a background check

Conflict of Interest 
The duties of this position 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 Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act 
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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
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Special Instructions to Applicants 
Application Screening will begin February 13th and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified.

Documents Needed To Apply
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter