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Associate Dean for Research and Engagement

California State University System
Florin, CA
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Organization Type
The Associate Dean for Research and Engagement is a key member of the College of Education leadership team and is primarily responsible for the following areas: research, engagement, faculty development, College of Education Anchor Institution Initiatives, programmatic support for anti-racist, social justice programming and activities, and College/University/Community Liaison.

FSLA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $10,000 per month - $11,875 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,250 per month - $20,063 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: At-Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Work hours may vary based on operational needs.

Department Information

Our Mission: As a comprehensive College of Education, we collaborate with our professional communities in preparing educators, counselors, and leaders, to serve as agents of positive social change. We give access to professional careers to students with diverse identities and backgrounds, and contribute to their personal growth. We provide informed advice and applied research services to the local educational community.

Our Vision: ? Our graduates will be sought after for their knowledge, practical skills, and ability to work in interprofessional teams, and lead social change in diverse communities. ? Our faculty will be sought after to partner with and consult for their expertise in research, policy, and practice. ? We will achieve financial stability and invest in innovation. ? We will create a forward-looking, student-centered organizational culture, and enjoy each other's company.

The College of Education offers its 2500 majors several undergraduate, credential, and graduate programs related to education. For more information, please visit

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or Ed.D in a field or discipline relevant to the College of Education

Required Qualifications
  • Candidate must have held or currently hold a tenured position at an accredited higher educational institution in an Education discipline (or equivalent).
  • They must possess an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D in a field or discipline relevant to the College of Education from an accredited institution and a record of teaching, research, scholarship, and service to be eligible for a senior faculty appointment at the rank of a tenured full Professor in a department within the College.

In addition, candidates must be able to demonstrate:
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • A record of excellence in teaching, research and service at the level of Associate or Full Professor
  • Evidence of a well-articulated research agenda
  • Evidence of successful external and internal partnerships
  • A record of successful external funding applications; working knowledge of state and federal grant compliance procedures
  • Successful leadership and supervisory experience in higher education
  • Commitment to and experience with faculty governance
  • Commitment to diversity and issues of justice, equitable and inclusive education

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated academic administrative experience in a university setting, preferably including experience at the department level.
  • Collaborative leadership, development, and management skills.
  • Leadership experience in the area of partnership development, especially related to advancing anti-bias programs.
  • Demonstrated mentoring skills especially for faculty-related research and external funding proposals.

Conditions of Employment
Ability to pass a background check.

Documents Needed to Apply

Curriculum Vita, cover letter, and diversity statement.

Diversity Statement Prompt: Describe a specific experience where you addressed a diversity-related challenge in a higher education setting and outline your vision for fostering an inclusive and equitable environment as an Associate Dean.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

"As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at

The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).
Note to Applicants
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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