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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 4762653
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Communications

532565 - Associate Dean, College of Communications (Administrator III)

Classificaiton: Administrator III
Department: Deans Office, College of Communications
Sub-Division: College of Communications
Salary Range: Classification Range $6,250 - $20,063 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $11,700 - $14,700 per month)
Appointment Type: At-Will
Time Base: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the Universitys mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

Job Summary:
About the Position:

The College of Communications' mission is to prepare communicators to advance a democratic society by undertaking critical academic inquiry, serving the community, and engaging in ethical and professional practice across all communications industries and in related fields. A democratic society in which people from all backgrounds use communication ethically and effectively to participate fully in civic discourse, building community, and enhancing social capital. The School of Communications was formed in 1988 and became a College in 1999. The College includes four departments: a Department of Communications, a Department of Human Communication Studies, a Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a Department of Cinema and Television Arts. For more information about the college visit

The Associate Dean is responsible for supporting student, faculty, and staff success in the College of Communications. The Associate Dean is a key member of the Dean's team, plays an important leadership role in the College, represents the College in the absence of the Dean, and works with the Dean and departments in advancing the vision and mission of the College. Specifically, the Associate Dean works under the leadership of the Dean focusing on matters of faculty affairs, enrollment management, personnel, budget and finance, operations, student advising, and other administrative matters as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned terminal degree with tenured faculty member at the rank of associate professor or above in a discipline within, or related to, the College with demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service.

For non-CSUF candidates, qualifications commensurate for a tenured faculty appointment in one of the departments within the College according to university and department personnel standards in teaching, research and service and in addition:

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of successful performance of leadership in a higher education institution.

Strong leadership and management skills including demonstrated ability to lead teams and committees with collaborative leadership style in a shared governance framework.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

Strong interpersonal skills and empathetic leadership skills.

Demonstrated skills using quantitative, qualitative, and logistical reasoning to address issues and solve problems related to required duties.

Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, University and California State University system-level policies and procedures.

Experience working in a unionized environment and knowledge of relevant Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Computer skills and knowledge of software applications appropriate for managing budgets, enrollments, class schedules, and space planning.

Application Deadline

For priority consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

Candidate Inquiries

Please direct all questions about the position to the College of Communications Human Resources Analyst: Crystal Barnett at or call 657-278-4775.

Essential Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and 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.

The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial "Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests" within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

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 requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) position under the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act Crimes reported to them or that they witness. CSA training is required.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant, or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

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

Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2023 (9:00 PM)

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