Working at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of CLU to apply.

Faculty Position (exempt)

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Position Title
Graduate School of Education
Salary ($US) and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with role and experience. The individual occupying this position reports to the Dean of the Graduate School of Education.

Basic Function
CLU is located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and our main 225-acre Thousand Oaks campus is complemented by two satellite locations in nearby Woodland Hills and Oxnard. Together, they are home to our dynamic liberal arts and science programs, with more than 2,700 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students. Our highly regarded graduate programs include post-graduate degrees in business, computer science, education, psychology, and public policy and administration, with doctorates in educational leadership, higher education leadership, and clinical psychology. We also offer post-graduate credentials and certifications. The GSOE is WASC and CAEP/NCATE accredited and has a strong reputation in the region for our high quality education programs.

The Associate Dean reports to and works with the Dean of the Graduate School of Education to provide leadership and oversight for the Departments of Learning and Teaching, Educational Leadership, and Counseling and Guidance. The Associate Dean is responsible for leadership on program and curricular issues and in our assessment, accreditation and review processes. Provides administrative oversight for GSOE office support staff in collaboration with department chairs. Serves as a mentor to GSOE faculty to support their development in teaching, scholarship, and service. The Associate Dean serves in the Dean’s capacity when the Dean is absent. The appointee to this attractive leadership opportunity will be expected to assume office on June 1, 2014.

Representative Duties
• The Associate Dean works with the Dean to further the Graduate School of Education’s strategic vision and implementation of ongoing and new initiatives;
• Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean performs a wide range of administrative functions including, leading accreditation efforts (CCTC, CAEP/NCATE, and WASC), maintaining the assessment system for continuous program improvement, oversight of human resources for faculty/staff, and ongoing supervision for overall operations of the Graduate School of Education;
• Undertakes the professional development and assessment of department chairs;
• Provides support and assists department chairs with their annual department enrollments, strategic planning as well as curriculum development and revision;
• Oversees on-line course development and education, including in-service training for faculty development;
• In conjunction with the Dean, the Associate Dean oversees the tenure-track search process, serves as the immediate supervisor of office staff and serves as a member of the GSOE Dean’s Cabinet and Graduate Council;
• The Associate Dean represents the GSOE in formal student grievance issues;
• Represents the Dean and the GSOE in the broader professional community and attends relevant meetings related to national and state accreditation, school district partnerships, graduate education and California credential programs and informs Dean and Program faculty about new and/or updated information;
• Review of faculty course evaluations and reports;
• Collaborates and provides support for standing committees in the GSOE;

Faculty and Staff Development:
• Provides leadership on initiatives, policies, and procedures that align with the university mission and vision, and the GSOE conceptual framework (STRIVE)
• Supports an environment that contributes to faculty/staff collaboration and satisfaction.
• Develops programs and initiatives, mentors and offers support and encouragement of faculty in the development of their teaching, scholarship, and service.
• Assists with team building with department chairs, faculty, and administrative support staff.
• Supervises and oversees Dean’s office staff and provides administrative oversight for department chairs in the hiring and evaluation of administrative support staff.
• Other job-related duties as assigned by the Dean of the Graduate School of Education.

Education and Experience
Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in education or related field;
• A record of University level teaching, scholarship, and service requisite for appointment as a tenure eligible associate or full professor in one of the three academic departments in the Graduate School of Education;
• A minimum of two to five years experience as a department chair or comparable leadership position, or as an assistant or associate dean in higher education;
• Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion;
• Experience in managing academic budgets and enrollments;
• Knowledge of California State Department of Education standards for credentialing;
• Successful leadership of a state or national accreditation review;
• Experience in leading higher education committees/initiatives and experience in serving as the direct supervisor of staff;
• Expertise in the development of higher education curricula;
• Demonstrated success in utilizing data for planning and evaluation of programs and services;
• Ability to communicate and relate effectively to ALL stakeholders within the GSOE, University and community;
• Experience in resolving faculty, student and staff issues;
• Outstanding proficiency in teamwork, collaboration, flexibility and organizational problem solving;
• Familiarity with liberal arts and church-related universities;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; and
• The ability to multi-task with attention to accuracy and detail.
CLU is an accredited, private, comprehensive university located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Additional information may be found at California Lutheran University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of CLU to apply.

Application Procedure
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, statement of leadership philosophy, current curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Gail Uellendahl, Search Committee Chair, c/o Breanne Gibson at

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California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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