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Associate Dean, Natural Sciences (Administrator III) - College of Natural Science

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time


Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Dean, the duties of the Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs are general internal operations of the college. The Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs is a key member of the Administrative Team of the college and works closely with all members of the team.  This 12-month appointment for a tenured faculty member of the college is an MPP position.


Major duties and responsibilities:


Improve operations of the College of Natural Sciences

  • Responsible for achieving the goals and objectives critical to the College of Natural Sciences
  • Serves as a key member of the CNS Administrative Team.
  • Represent the college in various university committees of interest to the college.
  • May be asked to supervise individual college staff members.
  • Compile and review departmental reassigned time requests for decisions by the Dean
  • Calculate supervision overloads and supply list to analyst for processing
  • Assist with reviewing departmental accreditation reports
  • Assist with the mid-year and year-end CNS reports for the Provost and President
  • Supervise the college technicians     

Class Scheduling

  • Coordinate class schedule build, acting on potential problems or conflicts across departments, and monitoring for sufficient enrollment.
  • Help chairs manage lecturer entitlements and reviews
  • Assist the Dean with range elevation evaluations.

Oversee curriculum development for undergraduate and graduate programs

  • Facilitate curriculum revision through the university curriculum process.
  • Look for opportunities to develop new programs in CNS.
  • Monitor progress toward strategic goals and make recommendations for improvements (reduction of DFWI rates, increasing graduation rates, reduction in achievement gaps, etc.)

Assure student learning and continuous improvement

  • Develop and coordinate student learning assurance programs that supports CNS mission.
  • Utilize data collected to document curriculum revision and to document results such as specific improvement in student learning.

Develop budget policy and procedures

  • Monitor FTES trends and achieve strategic growth of student enrollment in terms of quality, quantity and diversity.
  • Analyze departmental needs and make allocation recommendations within CNS, including incentives, policy and procedures for faculty development.
  • Prepare statistical analyses and FTES information as needed.

Coordinate the formation and operation of various college committees

  • Coordinate the formation of required college committees at the end of each academic year, and ensure that they begin to meet in the Fall.
  • Assure CNS committees operate under the university policy and guidelines and complete the charges and tasks by university deadlines.

Identify proactively innovative initiatives for faculty success

  • Work with Faculty Center for Excellence (FCE) for increasing the use of evidence-based active learning and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Develop programs for faculty research success.
  • Faculty recruitment, retention and development with a focus on DEI and a sense of belonging.

Undertake other duties as assigned by the Dean, including serving as Acting Dean in their absence.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • Graduate degree
  • 8-11 years of professional and supervisory experience.


Required Qualifications

  • Academic qualifications appropriate to appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure as specified in the College of Natural Sciences Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Policy
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leadership positions and administrative work at the Department or College level (e.g., Department Chair, Program Director)
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel
  • Demonstrated success in management in a department/program or college environment
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with oversight and implementation of curriculum in a department/program or college environment
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively across Natural Sciences disciplines
  • Team player
  • Innovative and analytical

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in any field of the College of Natural Sciences
  • Demonstrated experience with tenure and promotion procedures in a department/program or college environment
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel procedures and effectiveness involving faculty evaluations in a department/program or college environment
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with faculty professional development (e.g., training, mentoring, and planning)
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with conflict management and resolution, equity and diversity, and ethical issues involving students and faculty
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: program assessment and review, public relations/outreach, research grants and contracts, and fellowships
  • Demonstrated experience in a collective bargaining environment
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting and hiring tenure-line faculty
  • Demonstrated experience with creating, updating, and identifying curriculum in a college or comparable context, including stewarding curriculum through the review process
  • Familiarity with PAWS, Peoplesoft and CSUSB policies and procedures.

Compensation and Benefits:


Anticipated Hiring Range: $11,000 - $13,000 per month

Classification Salary Range: $6,250 - $20,063 per month

The salary offered will take into account internal equity and experience among other factors.

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 15 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

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/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.

First considerations will be given to candidates who apply by Tuesday, February 20, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

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

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 CSUSB Benefits at


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

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