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Position Title
Graduate Psychology
Basic Function
California Lutheran University (CLU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the newly formalized Graduate School of Psychology. The Dean will become one of five deans reporting to the Provost, along with the deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, the Graduate School of Education, and the soon-to-be-merged Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (Berkeley).

With the main campus located in the community of Thousand Oaks, halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and 15 miles from the coast, CLU is a growing comprehensive university serving 2,800 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students. CLU provides a challenging academic environment supporting its mission to educate leaders for a global society. Contributing to this vibrant atmosphere for purposeful learning are a distinguished faculty, a talented and diverse student body, values-centered education, individualized attention, and an experiential approach to teaching, all fostering individual growth, academic excellence, and community involvement.

The Graduate School of Psychology represents a new entity at CLU, established to house the University’s existing psychology graduate programs. Within this new structure as one of CLU’s principal academic units, the School offers the doctorate (PsyD) in clinical psychology and master of science degrees in clinical psychology and counseling psychology (with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy). The School enrolls a total of 200 students, 179 of whom are full-time and 21 part-time.

The appointee to this attractive leadership opportunity will be expected to assume office on July 1, 2014.

CLU is one of 26 universities and colleges affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, please visit

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Application Procedure
Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is expected to take office on July 1, 2014. Applications received by October 25, 2013 will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Calls to references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates.

All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to:

The search committee is assisted by:

Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant Academic Search, Inc.  707-545-2203

California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer.

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