Associate Dean for Research and Engagement - College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)


Working Title:  Associate Dean for Research and Engagement

Classification Title: Administrator III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, March 26th, 2023 @ 11:55PM PST 

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Associate Dean for Research and Engagement is a key member of the college leadership team and is primarily responsible for the following areas: coordinating with faculty and university units to support grant proposals and administration, support for student research experiences, working with university units to maintain college facilities and safety, expanding college engagement and forming partnerships with the community, and directing the college’s external communication through printed matter, internet and social media. Other responsibilities include serving as liaison with student clubs and organizations, coordination of the college’s student research symposium, new faculty onboarding, and other engagement activities. The Associate Dean serves as a College/University/Community Liaison and works with the Associate Dean of Student Success as needed. The Associate Dean for Research and Engagement helps ensure compliance with policies and procedures, researches issues, analyzes institutional data, prepares reports, and handles confidential problems that arise in the college. The Associate Dean may serve in the Dean’s capacity in the absence of the Dean.

FLSA: This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.

Anticipated Hiring Range: Depending on qualifications, not expected to exceed $12,500 per month

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

Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan:  12 months 

Work Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm. Other hours as required.

Department Information 

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has approximately 200 faculty members and over 3,000 students. The College offers Bachelor's degrees in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics and Mathematics and offers Master's degrees in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Mathematics. The Dean’s office is supported by an additional Associate Dean focused on Student Success.

For more information regarding The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, please visit:

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in a discipline represented in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from an accredited institution.
2. Accomplishment in teaching, research, scholarship and service such that the successful candidate is eligible for an appointment at the rank of tenured Full Professor in a department within the College.
3. At least two years of academic administrative experience in a college or university setting as program director, department chair, or equivalent.
4. Strong record of successful proposal development and grant management; working knowledge of state and federal grant compliance procedures and grant administration
5. Experience leading collaborative teams
6. Evidence of successful external and internal partnerships
7. Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ability to work effectively with a diverse student body and campus community
8. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
9. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build effective working partnerships with individuals across the university and with external stakeholders.
10. Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality when needed
11. Commitment to and experience with shared governance

- Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications 

12. Understanding of safety practices and policy in the context of science and field education.
13. Experience with website design and social media communication.
14. Experience in a collective bargaining environment

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter, diversity statement. Failure to upload these documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac 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’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus 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.

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. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

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

Out of State Employment Policy

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.

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.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. 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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