California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) seeks a visionary, innovative, and collaborative Dean of the College of Engineering (COE) to lead the staff, faculty and department chairs. COE is known for developing innovators who design and implement practical solutions to meet present and future societal challenges. The Dean will build on the College’s strengths to make it the choice for a diverse group of students seeking to complete their undergraduate or graduate studies in engineering or computer science. The new Dean is expected to take office in July of 2021.
Located in Southern California, near major engineering employers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, COE (https://www.csulb.edu/college-of-engineering) maintains strong connections with industry partners. Its emphasis on practical applications and project-based learning makes graduates highly sought after by industry.
COE offers 11 undergraduate programs in engineering, computer science, and engineering technology–including the newly launched Biomedical Engineering major–as well as graduate degree programs. Undergraduate programs provide broad education to prepare students for professional careers and continuing academic study. Graduate degrees allow advanced study in seven areas of engineering and computer science. An interdisciplinary master’s degree in engineering is available, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computational Mathematics is offered jointly with the Claremont Graduate University.
The College of Engineering ranks high for affordability and diversity. Payscale.com ranked the College seventh in terms of graduates’ mid-career earnings and ROI and the American Society of Engineering Education ranked the College first for the ratio of B.S. graduates to faculty, seventh for the number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students, and fifteenth for the number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to Asian-American students. Almost 40% of the fall 2020 student-body in the College are Hispanic/Latino.
The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of CSULB. Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in an engineering or computer science field; an excellent record of teaching, scholarship and service that would warrant appointment at the rank of tenured Full Professor in one of the disciplines housed in the college; and a demonstrated record of successful activities to foster diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff.
For more requirements and for desired qualifications, as well as more information about the position, College, and University, find the Dean search at https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/.
Nominations and applications: The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by February 5, 2021. To apply a candidate should submit 1) a letter of intent addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; 2) a current CV/resume; and 3) contact information for at least five professional references, including email addresses and a brief note of the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate and at a later stage in the search.
Academic Search is assisting California State University Long Beach in this search. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to: CSULBEDEAN@academicsearch.org.
Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with the senior consultant leading this search: Cynthia M. Patterson at Cynthia.Patterson@academicsearch.org .
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.