Dean College of Natural Resources & Sciences – Humboldt State University

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University invites applicants for the position of Dean of the College of Natural
Resources & Sciences (CNRS). The University seeks a dynamic individual who will provide leadership, vision,
and the ability to effectively engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies. The Dean is expected
to lead and advocate for the College while working collaboratively with the administration, faculty, staff, and
students. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to providing a high quality, culturally inclusive,
and equitable learning environment for a diverse student body; a commitment to facilitating grants and
philanthropic contributions in support of teaching, advising, research, and scholarly activities; and a
commitment to strategic and fiscal actions to ensure that the College can fulfill its mission. CNRS is a unique
college, with an exceptional range of natural resources and science programs and a robust research portfolio
that consistently garners sizable external funding. The College has been nationally recognized for creating an
innovative first-year experience for incoming students through place-based learning communities.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary for this position lies within the Administrative IV range, and comes
with an excellent benefits package. The position is covered by the CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Under this plan, the incumbent is subject to normal management reviews and serves at the pleasure of the
University President. Additional Management Personnel Plan information can be found at the following

Minimum qualifications include:
• An earned doctorate or comparable terminal degree in a STEM or Natural Resources discipline, and
credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor within the College of
Natural Resources & Sciences;
• At least three years of successful academic administrative experience at or above the program or
department chair level, including strategic planning, managing complex budgets and personnel
• Evidence of a strong commitment to equitable teaching and scholarship in STEM disciplines;
• Evidence of a commitment to shared governance and the ability to work transparently, collaboratively,
and effectively with other administrators, students, faculty, and staff;
• Evidence of capacity-building through faculty and staff recruitment, fundraising efforts, and strategic
budget allocations;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts effectively and
work within a collective bargaining framework including the California Faculty Association (CFA) and
the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU).
Strongest candidates will have a record demonstrating:
• A fundamental understanding of public university funding structures, enrollment management, and
strategic budgeting;
• A proven record of building partnerships and nurturing relationships that generate extramural support
for the mission and vision of the College and the University, including philanthropic support and grantor
contract-based support;
• Success in strategic planning, budget responsibility, and management of physical and human resources
including faculty, staff, and facilities;
• Success in efforts to recruit and retain a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty;
• Success in contributing to university-wide accreditation, curriculum review, and development;
• Evidence of support for faculty research as well as student research experiences and experiential
learning opportunities;
• Evidence of successful communication and collaboration with the typical divisions found in university
structures, and local and regional businesses, industry, government agencies, and tribal nations;
• Evidence of supporting and strengthening Masters-level graduate programs.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the
University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty
Immigration Resources page:
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Responsibilities of the Dean:
The Dean is the chief academic officer and advocate for the College and reports directly to the Provost. The
Dean provides academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership for the College. The Dean will build on and
implement a burgeoning strategic plan consistent with the College’s statement of Mission, Vision, and Values,
and the University’s Strategic Plan. Duties and responsibilities include:
• Personnel Management (e.g. attract and retain excellent and diverse faculty and staff; support faculty
development and teaching excellence; review faculty and staff for retention and promotion);
• Academic and Curricular Planning (e.g. support curriculum and program development; participate in
campus-wide planning, policy design, and implementation; provide leadership in assessment);
• Resource Management (e.g. administer financial, staffing and physical resources, including those for
instruction and research);
• Advancement (e.g. develop and promote community and university relations; facilitate external
funding and grants);
• Enrollment Management (e.g. support student recruitment and retention; actively engage faculty and
staff in identifying best practices; analyze and develop strategies to diversify campus).

Application: Qualified candidates should electronically submit the following materials through Interfolio:
Click here to apply:
• Letter of interest with summary of qualifications;
• A statement of leadership philosophy
• Curriculum vitae;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
• Names/contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can speak to your
qualifications for the position.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, or
Humboldt State University to:
Dr. Bori Mazzag, Search Committee Chair
College of Natural Resources & Sciences
Arcata, California
Phone: (707) 826-4952

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed
applications received no later than October 15, 2018. Early response is encouraged.

Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at:

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