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    Dean, College of Health and Human Development
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    Date Posted:
    November 19, 2015
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled
    Brief Job Description
    Dean, College of Health and Human Development (Job ID 5175)
    (Administrator IV)
    (College of HHD/Dean)
    Full Time

    CSUN's Commitment to You
    CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

    About the University
    Serving more than 42,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students' economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

    About the College
    The College of Health and Human Development is comprised of the departments of Child and Adolescent Development, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Recreation and Tourism Management. The College has 127 faculty members and enrolls over 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The departments offer Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degree programs in a wide variety of health-related and other professional fields. Departments within the College offer on-line courses and a fully on-line graduate degree program is offered in Communicative Disorders. The College hosts the following Centers and Institutes: the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing; the Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity; the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition, and Dietetics; and more.

    As a member of the University's senior academic team, the Dean is the chief administrator of the College. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and oversees departments, programs, and Centers in the College. The Dean provides the primary leadership for planning, developing, and administering College instructional programs; sustaining an environment supportive of teaching and academic excellence; promoting, supporting, and collaboratively growing and sustaining a vibrant culture of research and scholarship; championing initiatives to increase funding for and student engagement in scholarly activities significantly, building on several recent successful major awards and initiatives; and developing and promoting long-range goals for the College. The Dean has the primary responsibility for overseeing of the Centers, currently eight (8), under the auspices of the College; managing relations with 16 accrediting agencies; planning and administering the College annual budget; implementing and interpreting University and state policies; making independent recommendations on all College personnel matters; and recommending appointment of Department Chairs and supervising and evaluating their administrative functions. The Dean has responsibility for providing effective leadership to the increasing ethnic diversity and international character of the college. The Dean is responsible for advancement activities and fundraising to support the mission of the College and University. The Dean represents the College within the University and community, and performs other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

    Required qualifications include an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution; qualification for an appointment at the rank of Professor within one of the departments of the college; a strong record of scholarly/creative activities and professional accomplishments; a demonstrated ability and/or commitment to student engagement in scholarship, with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and collaboration; demonstrated excellence in university teaching; substantial experience in management or organizational administrative leadership in higher education that might include the level of Department Chair or above, including resource management and academic personnel decision making; a demonstrated ability to function in a collective-bargaining environment. Proven ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, university administrators, alumni, and community leaders is required, as is evidence of commitment to and achievement of student success with preference for work that addresses the needs of traditionally underserved populations. Other requirements include a demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership in responding to the increasing ethnic diversity and international character of the university and its service area, and in promoting diversity and educational equity efforts in the College. Desired qualifications include experience with fundraising through development and sponsored research. The preferred candidate should have successful experience with accreditation procedures and processes and demonstrated leadership in program development that can be traditional as well as off-site, virtual, and/or partnered with other entities. The Dean will contribute to the College's success in promoting the learning-centered environment and assessment activities.

    Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

    General Information
    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.

    This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

    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 as set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    How To Apply
    Candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae including the names of three professional references, and a statement outlining a commitment to and experience with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations. Submit application to:

    California State University, Northridge
    Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, CA 91330-8200

    Application Review Date: January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

    For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077(818) 677-2077.