|Dean, College of the Arts|
On or about July 1, 2014
|Commensurate with qualifications and experience|
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive public universities in the nation, enrolling approximately 36,000 students. CSULB is located in Long Beach, the sixth largest city in California, on a beautifully landscaped 320-acre campus near the ocean and in close proximity to the thriving downtown Long Beach area.
The University is aggressively recruiting high-achieving students from across the state as well as nationally and internationally while also maintaining its strong public commitment to access and educational opportunity for students from the local region. The faculty and staff of CSULB are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research and creative activities, and a wide range of community and professional service activities.
CSULB seeks outstanding, publicly engaged leaders to join a dedicated leadership team that is committed to advancing the University's broad and forward-looking mission. Read more at www.csulb.edu.
The Dean of the College of the Arts (COTA) reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean is expected to exercise leadership, vision and strategic thinking in academic planning; faculty recruitment and performance assessment; research, scholarly and creative activity development; program review and all aspects of accreditation. The Dean is responsible for leading the college staff and department chairs in managing the college's fiscal resources and personnel, for recruiting, evaluating and retaining a well-qualified faculty and staff, and for developing effective student recruitment and retention programs in the College. The Dean is expected to lead department chairs and the faculty in fund raising efforts to support the College's academic programs, research, performance, and exhibition activities.
The mission of the College of the Arts is to provide a dynamic, contemporary learning environment that honors tradition, embraces diversity, inspires innovation, and strives for excellence. Our faculty of artists, educators, performers, and scholars is committed to challenging students intellectually, creatively, and professionally, while encouraging them to find their individual artistic voices. The College produces and brings the highest level of art, teaching, and scholarship to our community in the form of concerts, exhibitions and installations, films, performances, publications, and emerging media.
COTA at CSULB is California's largest and most comprehensive publicly funded school for the arts, with more than 4,000 graduate and undergraduate majors. It 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 University Art Museum (UAM), 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 sq ft of designated areas for art and design installations and shows. These facilities annually house approximately 500 arts and arts-focused events, welcoming more than 150,000 audience members and exhibit visitors to the CSULB campus.
The School of Art is among the largest, most comprehensive and diverse visual arts programs in the country, public or private. The School offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in ten Studio Art disciplines, Art Education, and Art History, plus certificate programs in Museum and Curatorial Studies, and Biomedical Illustration. The SOA faculty is committed to the belief that an education in the visual arts and related scholarship can be grounded in tradition while geared toward innovation, can foster both discipline-centered and interdisciplinary activity and discourse, and can achieve a fusion of informed dialogue, practice, and production. More students study art and design at CSULB than at any other public university in the nation.
The nationally accredited (NASD) CSULB Department of Dance trains well-rounded dancers with a strong base in modern dance and ballet, supported by courses in jazz technique, composition, improvisation, dance history, lighting and costuming design, music, pedagogy, body placement, and Pilates. Performance and choreographic opportunities interface with theoretical study, developing student artistry and choreographic experimentation within the 90,000 square foot CSULB Dance Center, featuring 7 spacious studios and the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater. The Department offers three undergraduate degree paths (BA, BA Option in Dance Science, and BFA) and two graduate degrees (MA and MFA).
The Department of Design is recognized as one of the top public design schools in the nation, with degrees offered in Interior Design, Industrial Design, and General Design Studies. Students have been recognized in major national and international competitions. The faculty is both well connected and widely represented in the local, regional, and international design communities. Department programs organize and participate in local and regional design events and actively collaborate with the design industry.
The Department of Film and Electronic Arts provides strong training programs for undergraduate filmmakers in the areas of narrative production, documentary production, cinematography, editing, sound design, screenwriting, broadcasting, and production management. Film theory and history are taught as an integral part of production practices. The department maintains a thriving internship program, and its alumni are among the most notable of the university.
The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music prides itself on the combination of practical and theoretical experience that its students receive in all areas of Music Performance, Music Education, Musicology, and Music Composition. The excellence of Cole Conservatory students and ensembles is regularly showcased on a national and international level: Pacific Standard Time was named Best Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble for the third consecutive year; the Trumpet Ensemble placed third at the National Trumpet Competition; and two of the twenty-one members of the Disney All-American College Band are CSULB students. The Chamber Choir sang at the 2013TED conference and has backed up the Rolling Stones.
The Department of Theatre Arts annually produces 10 mainstage productions, 28 student-produced productions, and is introducing EPIC, a series of community-developed touring events. Cal Rep, the critically acclaimed professional arm of the graduate program, performs in the Queen Mary’s Royal Theatre. Alums have received graduate degrees from the nation’s top programs including Yale, NYU, Columbia, Juilliard, and USC. MFA and MFA/MBA alums have earned critical positions at top companies including LA Opera, Center Theatre Group and South Coast Repertory in addition to creating their own award-winning theatre companies.
The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center is an elegant 1064-seat proscenium theatre with a 19-year tradition of outstanding performances featuring national and international performing artists, University students, resident companies, and the community at large. The largest arts presenter in Long Beach, the Carpenter Center attracts more than 150,000 patrons each year to enjoy dance, music, theatre, cabaret, and spectacle performances. More than two hundred world-class artists have performed at the Carpenter Center including Arturo Sandoval, Bill T. Jones, Seth McFarlane, Garrison Keillor, Pilobolus, Los Angeles Opera, Joshua Bell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Cleese, the Kronos Quartet, Leonard Nimoy, and Hal Holbrook.
The University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, is a fully accredited contemporary art museum dedicated to presenting projects that blur the boundaries between visual arts, music, film, technology, science, and popular culture. The museum collections include works on paper, monumental sculpture sited throughout the 322-acre campus, and the Gordon Hampton Collection of mid-twentieth-century American paintings. The museum’s outreach programs extend from third grade to high school. They emphasize technology, critical thinking strategies, sequential learning, and mentoring. The museum works closely with the Museum Studies Program in the School of Art to present one student-curated exhibition each year and the museum works with the School of Art staff to showcase student work at a juried student exhibition every May.
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.
Because of the nature of this position, the university requires that the successful candidate complete a felony convictions record check prior to assuming this position.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Appointment is effective on or about July 1, 2014. Review of applications to begin on October 25, 2013. Position open until filled. Portfolio, recordings, scores, list of publications or appropriate media, an official transcript from institution awarding highest degree, and a signed SC-I form will be requested of finalists. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit the following documents to COTADean@rhperry.com: a letter of application addressing Minimum Qualifications and Desired/Preferred Qualifications, academic resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references.
R. H. Perry & Associates is assisting the University in conducting this search. For further information, please contact:
Mr. Paul G. Doeg, Senior Consultant, R. H. Perry & Associates
(406) 220-2129 / COTADean@rhperry.com
Mr. Matthew J. Kilcoyne, Senior Consultant, R. H. Perry & Associates
(202) 253-9846 / COTADean@rhperry.com
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