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


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Job Summary    

The Associate Dean for Faculty Support (ADFS) has oversight of policies, procedures, and processes that are consistent with fostering and maintaining a high-quality and productive faculty in the College of Business Administration (CBA). The ADFS carries out activities that further a productive and collaborative culture among CBA faculty. The ADFS works in tandem with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs (ADAP), is a member of the senior CBA leadership team, and reports to, and may at times act as the designee of, the Dean. The ADFS will be working with the Office of Faculty Advancement (OFA) and Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED).

In collaboration with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs (ADAP), and various constituencies, the ADFS is responsible for facilitating resource allocation and faculty development activities to further the instructional and scholarly excellence for the College. The ADFS has oversight of processes related to carrying out, reporting on, and evaluating contract research, grants, and other faculty scholarly activities.

The ADFS is responsible for the personnel management for the College, including but not limited to Tenured/Tenure Track and Part-time (temporary) faculty recruitment and on-boarding; leave management; Retention, Tenure and/or Promotion process; Part-time (temporary) faculty evaluation; and Faculty Issue Resolution Management.

The ADFS is also responsible in ensuring that CBA definitions and policies related to scholarship are current with AACSB and WASC standards and interacts with the accreditation team in collaboration with other CBA leaders in the various accreditation processes in the college and the university.

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 a leadership position with responsibility for budget and personnel (e.g. department chair, program director or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience in the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) accreditation preparation and review process under the most recent AACSB Standards and/or other accreditation processes (or comparable international accreditation bodies)
  • Experience with faculty recruitment, Retention, Tenure and/or Promotion, and Faculty Annual Review processes
  • Demonstrated experience handling administrative responsibilities in a higher education environment equivalent to department chair level or higher
  • Demonstrated experience handling issues related to student/faculty interactions
  • Experience in mentoring faculty in research and peer-reviewed publications


  • 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

-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.

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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.

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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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Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application Review will begin February 13, 2019 and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified.

Documents Needed To Apply

1.            Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2.            Cover Letter