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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 2773081
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Health

509383 - Dean, Health and Human Development

Classificaiton: Administrator IV-Range A
Department: Dean, Health and Human Development
Sub-Division: College of Health and Human Development
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
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, CSUF Garden Grove Center, 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.

Job Summary:
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 University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
Join CSU Fullerton, the largest of the twenty-three California State University campuses, where we are strengthening our communities and pursuing social justice for our region, state, and nation-one Titan graduate at a time. Currently, we are seeking a passionate advocate for faculty and student success to serve as our next Dean for the College of Health and Human Development (HHD). The Dean can expect to lead alongside an engaged and dedicated team of faculty, students, and staff who are committed to the relationship between educational access and the improved healthy development of individuals and their communities.

Our Dean of Health and Human Development serves as the chief academic officer of the College and, as such, is charged with advancing the strategic direction of the College and the University as a whole. This work includes hiring and retaining faculty so that we steward a healthier and more equitable society while simultaneously advancing the disciplines. The Dean is also the public face of HHD across our communities and with our alumni and regional partners, serving as a bridge to ensure that ideas flow across boundaries.

The next HHD Dean will work with a committed team of administrator-educators including the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and their fellow College Deans, the majority of whom are from underrepresented communities in higher-education, and 75% identify as female. They will also benefit from partnership with a diverse group of Associate and Assistant Vice Presidents charged with protecting and strengthening the many aspects of our teacher-scholar faculty model and our commitment to equitable student success.

Within the College, the next HHD Dean will benefit from working alongside exceptional staff and have the partnership of a skilled and committed leadership team including Associate Deans, an Assistant Dean, the Director of the School of Nursing, the Department Chairs, the Director of Development, Research Grant Officer(s), Center/Institute Directors, and Administrative Support Staff. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Earned doctorate from an accredited institution. Three or more years of increasingly responsible academic leadership at the level of department chair or higher. A record of professional, scholarly, and educational accomplishments commensurate with appointment as a tenured faculty member with research related to human health, development and/or life-long well-being. Ability to analyze, plan and implement relevant and visionary programs and experiences for the College. Excellent communications skills and the ability to create a compelling narrative to advance the College. Effective resource management skills (budget, personnel, facilities). Record of supporting faculty development in teaching, research, scholarship, and service. Experience working with and supporting a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and programs and commitment to advancing opportunities in a diverse environment. Understanding of high impact practices for student success and retention. Capacity to understand, shape, and implement the Universitys mission and goals. Experience engaging with external stakeholders and partners. A trusted colleague who works effectively within an academic administrative team.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Administrative experience as a dean, associate dean, or center director. Experience and accomplishments commensurate with appointment as a tenured Full Professor with research related to human health, development and/or life-long well-being. Organizational management experience (budget, planning, HR) in an accredited institution of higher learning similar to Cal State Fullerton, including work with collective bargaining units. Experience with accreditation and program assessment. Successful fundraising and grant generation. Experience leading organizational change in a dynamic environment.

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

This search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc., and all inquiries for confidential conversations should be directed to Senior Consultant Stacey Morgan Foster, JD ( The Dean is expected to start July 2022. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by February 7, 2022 can be assured full consideration. A completed application will include the following:

A cover letter addressing the essential and preferred qualifications above

A curriculum vita

Names and contact information for five references with a note indicating the relationship to the applicant. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

All applications must include a statement about your commitment to inclusive excellence. This statement provides the candidates unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the search committee identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. The statement should be 500 to 900 words.

The search process will uphold the highest standards of confidentiality allowed by state law and University policies regarding the search process. Applications and nominations should be sent to

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.

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 holing this position is considered a limited 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.

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.

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).

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Application Deadline: Feb 07, 2022 (9:00 PM)

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