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Dean (MPP IV), College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the SBS Dean provides academic and administrative leadership to the College’s 10 departments and two schools: Anthropology, Child Development, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, School of Social Work, Sociology, and Aerospace Studies & Military Science (ROTC). Additionally, the College maintains a number of Research Centers and Institutes with each of them focusing on leveraging faculty, staff, and student expertise for the benefit of the region we serve.

Major duties and responsibilities:

Provide academic and administrative leadership to:

  • The College’s 10 departments and two schools
  • The College’s number of Research Centers and Institutes
  • Matters related to strategic planning, policy development and personnel and budget management

Commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service, as well as student achievement and faculty development.

Dedication to shared governance and understanding of the collective bargaining environment.

Understanding of and appreciation for the diverse disciplines within the college, as well as for the mission of urban-minority-serving institutions. Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Responsible for the College’s institutional advancement and fundraising activities.


Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • Candidates should have an earned doctorate and be eligible for a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in one of the College’s departments or schools.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive administrative experience


Required Qualifications

Excellent Candidates should also possess:

  • Minimum of five years of progressive administrative experience
  • Successful experience in university or administrative settings including strategic planning, policy development, and personnel and budgetary management
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • Commitment to student achievement and faculty development
  • Demonstrated dedication to shared governance
  • Experience with a collective bargaining environment
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the diverse disciplines within the College
  • Appreciation for the mission of urban-minority-serving institutions
  • Proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Familiarity with institutional advancement and fundraising activities
  • Excellent communication skills


Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,167 - $16,750 per month

Classification Salary Range: $9,167 - $29,425 per month

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/At-Will

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, some nights and weekends

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

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 will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 11, 2023.


Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.


Mandated Reporter

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 as a condition of employment.



CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at


COVID-19 Vaccination

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, 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. See policy at

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit


Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Employee and Labor Relations by phone at (909) 537-5138 or by email at



CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at


Clery Act

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