Dean of the College of Education

California State University, Monterey Bay

Dean of the College of Education

  • Institution: California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Marina, CA
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Dean of the College of Education

  • California State University, Monterey Bay | Marina, CA
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: March 30, 2023
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Job TitleDean of the College of Education

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Executive

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Location Marina, CA

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Job Description

California State University

Monterey Bay

Dean of the College of Education


Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist California State University, Monterey Bay in its search for Dean of the College of Education.


For best consideration, please apply by March 24th.


This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative leader with both a keen understanding of the education landscape and a record of scholarship and research to join California State University, Monterey Bay as the next Dean of the College of Education. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief executive officer of the College of Education. The Dean works with faculty and staff to represent the College’s departments, programs, offices, and centers; oversees strategic planning, advancement, and budget development; and guides resource allocation, teaching, research, service, outreach, and administration.


The Dean also provides leadership and advocacy for faculty and staff recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and retention; enrollment planning, student recruitment and retention; program review and accreditation. In addition to supporting shared governance and promoting a diverse and collegial environment, the Dean actively encourages and supports cross-department and cross-College collaboration in teaching, creative activity, and scholarship.


The Dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, working collaboratively with a highly collegial team of deans and academic affairs administrators, and serves as a member of the President’s Extended Cabinet.



  • Advancing the mission and vision of the University and the College of Education in a collaborative, equitable, and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives
  • Providing leadership and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning, enrollment planning, student recruitment and retention
  • Overseeing faculty and staff recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and employee relations
  • Promoting interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college and internal collaboration, cooperation and research, including Extended Education and International Programs, as well as with external partners
  • Leading development and fundraising efforts for the College, collaborating with University Advancement, and engaging in university, community and alumni relations;
  • Promoting excellence and innovation in the scholarship areas of teaching, creative and research activities, professional application, and university service for faculty; and
  • Overseeing the educational effectiveness of the College’s academic programs through the assessment of student learning and program review and renewal processes; upholding standards of rigor and academic excellence; and overseeing and facilitating internal and external


The ideal candidate will have skills, knowledge, and leadership experience in the following areas:

  • Implementing outcomes-based education and assessment of student learning;
  • Service learning, community partnerships, and/or field-based experience in teaching and learning;
  • Establishing and stewarding partnerships with local/regional PK-12 institutions, service agencies, and community colleges;
  • Working with Interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approaches to higher education;
  • Developing instructional programming with Professional and Continuing Education;
  • Engaging in instructional programming supporting Internationalization; and
  • Engaging in innovative technologies in learning environments, and the use of technology for improvement of teaching and learning.


  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in education or an allied field taught in the College of Education (such as education, human development and family science, school psychology, speech and communication disorders among others);
  • At least five years of progressive administrative experience as dean, associate dean, department chair, or comparable higher education position in an area as suggested above.


  • An Educator and Scholar whose academic achievements include a record of sustained scholarly and pedagogical achievements assessed through a Retention, Tenure, and Promotion process; these achievements must be commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor in the College;
  • An Academic Administrator with demonstrated experience in transparent budget development and strategic budget management; knowledge of strategic enrollment and planning; understanding of organizational structures; ability to implement the University’s strategic priorities; ability to determine, effectively allocate, and coordinate resources to address the needs of a growing university; supports and moves new initiatives forward. Identifies current and future challenges and proposes effective solutions. Leads courageously by addressing difficult issues;
  • A Student-Centered Academic Leader and Advocate who understands the value and importance of multiculturalism and social equity. Experienced in developing academic programs specifically designed to address the learning needs of an ethnically-, culturally-, and linguistically-diverse student population. Appreciation for the role of scholarly research in the teaching and learning process, at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • A Visionary Leader who understands the university’s mission and vision and how the department/division work activities and goals support the mission; can develop and sustain strong and collegial relationships with faculty, students, staff, and administrators; balances advocacy with the needs of the wider campus community; provide leadership, stability, unit coherence, and strategic direction; can garner community and donor support for programs in the college;
  • An Innovator with a demonstrated understanding of new paradigms and innovative pedagogies in higher education, including technology-enhanced and online learning strategies; values an interdisciplinary community;
  • A Decisive and Diplomatic Leader with strong organizational and consensus-building skills, integrity, and the ability to inspire and lead faculty with diverse interests; values collaboration, community-building and shared governance; seeks widespread participation in decision-making; models integrity, ethical reflection and practice; mentors and fosters leadership skills in others; takes a leadership role in faculty/employee relations and performance; and creates a culture of civility and respect among faculty and staff.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1083.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000; access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and /or credit card account information; responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to University Police all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • 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.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.

About the Institution


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).


The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.




Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.


The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.


Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.




This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes:  a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit: CSU Benefits Summary. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing,



Anticipated Hiring Salary:  $15,257 – $17,800 per month



Living in the Area


CSUMB is the closest CSU to the beach, just one mile from the Pacific Ocean and its beautiful sandy shores. The Monterey Bay area enjoys temperate weather all year round and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation such as kayaking, surfing, hiking, golfing, and mountain biking. Minutes away from amazing natural wonders including Big Sur and Point Lobos, as well as world-famous destinations like Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Pebble Beach, the campus is also close to the Salinas Valley, Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco Bay area.


Adjacent to campus, Fort Ord National Monument encompasses 14,000 protected acres located on the former Fort Ord military base. The land includes more than 80 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and watching wildlife in their natural habitat. It’s home to 44 species of rare plants and animals. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk and run through a range of environments, from grassy hills to coastal shrubland.


CSUMB is just minutes away from some of the most beautiful scenic areas and amazing natural wonders in the world. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the largest of its kind in the United States, includes 276 miles of shoreline and protects one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems. Inhabitants include deep sea anglerfish, dolphins, whales and CSUMB’s mascot, the sea otter.


College of Science students have opportunities like none other because of our proximity to the extraordinary living laboratory of Monterey Bay. The university offers one of the only diving programs in the country with entry through leadership-level diving certifications, as well as scientific research operations.


About 30 miles south of campus, just off Highway 1, lies the majestic stretch of land known as Big Sur. Bordered by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur “offers unmatched scenic beauty and is famous for its breathtaking coastline, towering redwoods and epic hiking trails,” according to the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau.


CSUMB sits halfway between the Monterey Peninsula, with the coastal communities of Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside and Carmel, and the Salinas Valley, known as the “Salad Bowl of the World” for its abundant agricultural production.


Less than 10 miles from campus, the city of Monterey dazzles with iconic attractions and famous landmarks. Places like Cannery Row and Old Fisherman’s Wharf, which inspired John Steinbeck’s novels, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium draw visitors from around the world.


Take a two-hour drive north to reach San Francisco, one of the most visited cities in the world. San Francisco brims with history, museums, famous attractions, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, and historic cable cars.


To Apply  


For full consideration, please apply by March 24th.


To be viewed by the search firm, you must apply directly at:

Please do not email applications.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and curriculum vita. Ideally cover letters should not exceed two pages. All applications are treated confidentially.

Inquiries, referrals, and nominations are treated confidentially.

Inquiries and questions: Please send to

Nominations and referrals: Please send the nominees name, title, and contact information if available to 


CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389 or email All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. 




CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. 




CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability. 


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