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Dean, College of Arts and Humanities Carson, CA

California State University, Dominguez Hills’ mission is to provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.


California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is seeking a visionary, experienced and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH). As CSUDH continues its exciting and dynamic upward trajectory, the Dean will enjoy an important opportunity to lead the second largest college at the University while fostering impact for its students, faculty and staff. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and collaborative academic leader to articulate a vision for the College, while building its importance and presence at an ascendant university.  

A highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, CSUDH is a public, co-education institution and one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. CSUDH enrolls over 16,000 students across six colleges and is a leader in developing outstanding programs that foster a college-focused culture in the communities it serves, with a goal of becoming a national model for student success grounded in academic excellence. The 346-acre campus is in Carson, California, just 10 miles from the beach and 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles.  

The College of Arts and Humanities is home to approximately 350 faculty and staff, including 81 tenure track faculty. There are approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent students who study across the 17 departments and programs within the humanities, ethnic and gender studies, theater arts and dance, digital arts and communications. The next Dean will work collaboratively to promote a clear vision and identity for the College, as a vital unit within CSUDH.  

Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the CAH Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative leader of the College and is an essential member of the University’s leadership team. The next Dean will possess a PhD (or other terminal degree) in a discipline related to the College of Arts and Humanities, and a background and qualifications for the appointment at the rank of full Professor within one of its departments/divisions. The successful candidate will bring at least five years of successful administrative leadership experience at the level of department chair or higher level, and evidence of a record of scholarly publications. Strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity and to interaction with the community, as well as the ability to interact effectively with diverse cultural and ethnic groups is paramount.

Daniel Rodas is leading this search with Ryan Leichenauer. 

California State University, Dominguez Hills is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. California State University, Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

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