Dean, College of the Arts

California State University, Long Beach
Due February 21, 2020

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) seeks an inspirational leader for Dean of the College of the Arts (COTA). Reporting directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean leads the College staff and department chairs in managing the College's fiscal resources and personnel; recruiting, evaluating and retaining a well-qualified and diverse faculty and staff; developing effective student recruitment and retention programs in the College; and fund raising to support the College's academic programs, research, performance, and exhibition activities.

COTA is California's largest and most comprehensive publicly funded school for the arts, with approximately 4,000 graduate and undergraduate students. (The College is one of eight CSULB Colleges that together enroll 31,455 undergraduate and 5,400 graduate students; see

COTA includes the Departments of Dance, Design, Film and Electronic Arts, and Theatre Arts, as well as the School of Art, the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, and the Carpenter Performing Arts Center (CPAC). The College features seven different performance venues seating 2,500 patrons, and multiple exhibition spaces offering more than 9,600 square feet of designated areas for art and design installations and shows. These facilities annually house approximately 500 arts and arts-focused events and welcome more than 150,000 audience members and exhibit visitors to the CSULB campus.

The Dean of COTA should possess the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to offer collaborative and transparent leadership within the University and Long Beach communities. Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate, appropriate terminal degree or professional equivalency in the arts; a record of university teaching, scholarly and creative activity that satisfies eligibility of appointment to the rank of tenured full professor in an academic program in the College; a strong commitment to excellence in innovation in student learning, including demonstrated success and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population; and demonstrated success in external fundraising and other fundraising and development activities. For more requirements and for desired qualifications, as well as more information about the position, College, and University, find the Dean search at

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