Dean of the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Los Angeles, CA
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) seeks an inspiring and innovative leader to serve as Dean of the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and working in collaboration with faculty, students and staff, the Dean will provide dynamic, visionary leadership to build upon the many strengths of the College and develop new opportunities to fulfill the College's role as a model of intellectual and community engagement.
Founded in 1947, Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles and adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 28,000 students reflecting the rich ethnic diversity of the area and one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. Cal State LA's dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally and the Equality of Opportunity Project recently ranked the university first in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its graduates.
Under new presidential and academic leadership, the University is engaged in an exciting period of transformation, and the Dean will have an exceptional opportunity to advance a College with a distinctive array of academic programs in health and human services during an exciting time of change and renewal. The College offers ten baccalaureate degree programs and nine graduate degree programs to its nearly 6,000 students. Home to 75 tenure track faculty and 185 lecturers, the College is comprised of three departments and four schools: Child and Family Studies, Communication Disorders, Public Health, the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work.
The Dean serves as the chief operating and academic officer of the College and is responsible for creating and sustaining an environment in which academic excellence is pursued by faculty, students, administrators, and staff. The successful Dean candidate will bring a commitment to student success and scholarship; a strategic vision to energize and support research and entrepreneurial activities; and the ability to ensure administrative excellence as Cal State LA becomes a destination campus and a dynamic force in the LA region. A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in a related field; a record of recognized research, scholarship and teaching accomplishments sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured full professor; and at least five years of progressive experience in academic administration. A more extended list of qualifications is available at the website below.
Cal State LA has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6327. Electronic submission of materials is required.
Deborah Hodson and Alanya Green
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Cal State LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.