California State University, Dominguez Hills is committed to improving the lives of our students and enhancing the economic and social well-being of our community, the state, and the region.
Under the leadership of newly appointed President, Dr. Willie J. Hagan, we are implementing multi-year faculty and staff hiring plans, increasing our investment in best practices to increase student success, enhancing faculty and staff professional development, investing in critical information technology and classroom infrastructure upgrades, strengthening our research and fundraising capacity, expanding learning outcomes assessment, and aggressively pursuing increased external engagement, public private partnerships, gifts and donations, and research and other grants. Our goal is to become a national laboratory and model for student academic success. A strategic and collaborative Associate Vice President (AVP) and Senior Academic Technology Officer (SATO) is central to these efforts.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Information Technology, the Associate Vice President (AVP) and Senior Academic Technology Officer (SATO) will be charged with providing strategic leadership and a vision for establishing, implementing, coordinating, managing and delivering a comprehensive and aggressive plan for Academic Technology designed to support, engage and facilitate faculty’s effective use of technology in order to enhance student learning and improve student access to high quality courses in various modalities (e.g. online, hybrid, etc.). In addition, Academic Technology also will assist faculty with technology consultation in the area of research & scholarships. The AVP/SATO will merge Campus and Academic Technology units and work closely and collaboratively with the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), Student Academic Success Services (SASS), College of International & Extended Studies (CIES), Office of Institutional Research (OIR), Information Technology Services (ITS), Web Services, and other relevant units to fulfill the Academic Technology mission and vision of the Provost.
In this role, the AVP/SATO will support, oversee and manage staff in the unit in order to work directly with faculty by assisting faculty to learn about, explore, and utilize the new technologies for teaching in innovative ways to improve and enhance student learning. The AVP/SATO will pursue aggressively the expansion of effective and high quality online pedagogy to facilitate student learning in online courses, certificates and online degree programs. In addition, the AVP/SATO will provide leadership in all aspects of academic technology in the areas of operational planning, policy decisions related to instructional design and curriculum, new instructional and research technology applications, faculty academic technology initiatives and support services, and the evaluation and assessment of faculty initiatives as it relates to the effective assessment of student learning. Where necessary, the AVP/SATO shall work in collaboration with the Academic Senate to ensure the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing Academic Technology.
To accomplish these goals, the AVP/SATO will plan, develop and implement a comprehensive, faculty- friendly, effective menu of instructional technology programs, activities and initiatives to engage faculty and students in the use of technology to show improvements in student learning and access.
The idea candidate must possess the following characteristics:
The University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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.
Must be able to pass a Live Scan (fingerprinting) background check as a requirement of employment.
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.
Review of applications will begin May 19, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled. To be considered, candidates should e-mail all correspondence and: 1) a cover letter that addresses the opportunities and qualifications listed above; 2) a current resume or C.V.; and 3) the contact information for three professional references to:
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Neil Stein, Vice President, R.H. Perry & Associates
CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer
CSU Dominguez Hills, an urban university in the twenty-three campus California State University system, is located in Carson, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial, and transportation complex in Southern California. The area includes the massive Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach—Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. Cultural, performance, and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about fifteen minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub Sports Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA, is located on the CSUDH campus.
With an enrollment exceeding 14,000 students, CSUDH is a federally recognized Minority-Serving Institution as well as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation: 45% Hispanic, 23% African American, 17% White, and 12% Asian/Pacific Islanders.
CSUDH is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, the university offers professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Eleven programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, and theatre arts. The university is known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts. CSUDH is also a national leader in distance education, with ten academic degree programs and seven certificate programs offered online.
CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer