The College of Engineering at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies to begin in July 2020.
The Undergraduate Associate Dean who is a key administrator within the College of Engineering is responsible for overseeing initiatives that support and enhance the undergraduate programs within the College of Engineering including:
Coordinating College Accreditation with ABET, including scheduling visits and communication of information and materials.
Collaborating with Department Chairs and managing the processes and data analysis related to the Student Learning Outcomes and assessment with the goal of maintaining ABET accreditation standards and working with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs on continued improvement in all student success indicators.
Working with the College and University Curriculum Committees and reviewing curriculum proposals.
Working with local community colleges on course articulation issues.
Developing new undergraduate programs, including online programs in collaboration with SDSU World Campus and study abroad programs.
Representing the College, when needed, in the University committees and Task Forces related to undergraduate studies matters.
Working with Student Success Committee on the Dean’s Industrial Advisory Board.
Soliciting faculty participation, in coordination with College Dean, in the College and University committees related to undergraduate studies.
Representing the College at external (with respect to the College or University) committees and meetings as requested by the Dean.
Coordinating with Department Chairs, Department Coordinators, and University Administration the scheduling of courses, the student enrollment planning, and the resolution of course conflicts.
Directly working with the College Assistant Dean, Departmental Faculty Advisors, Department Chairs, and the affiliates of the Engineering Students Success Center on matters related to student success.
Facilitating workshops and working with Departmental Faculty Advisors to provide advising services that focus on upper division majors.
Other tasks related to undergraduate programs and student success for the College as requested by the Dean.
Only applicants who have earned a doctorate in engineering or related areas that would qualify them for an appointment in one of the College's academic departments along with experience in university administration will be considered. Experience in Student Success and in Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives is required.
The SDSU College of Engineering is the fastest growing College at SDSU with over 25 new faculty members hired in the past three years and has a student headcount of about 4000. The College of Engineering offers B.S. degrees in seven programs through its four departments (Aerospace Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering), M.S. degrees in six programs (Aerospace, Bio-, Civil, Environmental, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering), a Master of Engineering degree in collaboration with the College of Business Administration, as well as Ph.D. degrees in four engineering science areas (Mechanical and Aerospace, Bio-, Electrical and Computer, and Structural Engineering).
San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of about 35,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21 areas. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2020, and will continue until position is filled. Applicants can apply through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/69942
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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for under - graduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Academic and Community Engagement — San Diego State University is a community of leaders committed to student success and life-changing opportunities for students, such as study abroad, under - graduate research, leadership training, and entrepreneurial exp...eriences. SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in the San Diego region, and our deep community roots provide access to internships, mentoring relation - ships, and volunteer opportunities that complement and enhance the classroom experience. SDSU is an academically rich university that provides endless possibilities for students: bachelor’s degrees in 96 areas, master’s degrees in 80 fields, and 21 doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., and D.P.T.). SDSU is a place for the best and brightest to dream of who they will become and to make those dreams a reality.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Diversity is a hallmark of San Diego State University, where students from all backgrounds achieve excellence and success. The university has been recognized nationally for large increases in graduation rates and for nearly eliminating achievement gaps among ethnic and racial groups. SDSU’s campus reflects the diversity of our region and the world beyond. Stu - dents from more than 90 nations con - tribute to SDSU’s dynamic mix of ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. SDSU tied for No. 7 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years, is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving institution, and is one of the top universities in economic diversity. More than half of our students and 43 percent of our tenure-track faculty members are women. We are a national model for educating military veterans, and we rank as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly campuses in the nation. Through our “One SDSU Community” initiative, our campus fosters shared experiences, values, and aspirations that embrace our unique identities, respect our diversity, and recognize our common humanity.
Education and Global Perspectives — One of our goals at SDSU is to prepare global citizens. From curriculum content and cultural campus activities to international research and exchange programs, we are creating a global experience that will be transformational for our students. SDSU ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of students who study abroad to gain new perspectives and to grow personally and intellectually. More than 3,000 SDSU students study abroad each year in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Our campus-based academic programs reinforce this global perspective. These programs include the Center for International Business Education and Research; the Center for Latin American Studies; the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program; and the International Business program, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
Research and Creative Endeavors — San Diego State is a leading public research university with a thriving research agenda and competitive awards totaling over $134 million in 2017-2018 — including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Health Services. Undergraduate research and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of SDSU. Stu - dents collaborate with faculty and staff in on-campus laboratories to address national and global challenges, and they create new companies and social enterprises in our entrepreneurship and innovation centers. More than 90 SDSU students have earned prestigious Fulbright awards since 2005, while other students have received Gilman International Scholarships, Boren Awards for International Study, the Udall Scholarship for environmental work, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
Leadership Starts Here — SDSU lives by the ethos “Leadership Starts Here” – a pretty bold statement. It is also a promise – one that our students keep every day by focusing on academic excellence and engaging society’s challenges. SDSU’s legacy of leadership is found in research and innovation, entrepreneur - ship, community engagement, and global competition. SDSU alumni lead governments, businesses and organizations throughout the world. They are legislators, CEOs, company presidents and founders, school administrators, and engineers. Aztecs run biotech companies, accounting firms, restaurant chains, film studios, and hospitals, just to name a few.