Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) seeks a visionary Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) to provide leadership to further advance Cal Poly Pomona as an innovative, inclusive polytechnic university. The new Provost & VPAA is expected to take office as early as possible and no later than July 1, 2022.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 11 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, the university has offered a unique education steeped in experiential learning, in which theory and practice are linked in curricular and co-curricular experiential learning activities. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing philosophy. The university's over 29,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus's more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 baccalaureate and 29 master's degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctoral program in educational leadership. See more at

Cal Poly Pomona is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility, and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. It is ranked No. 2 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west.

The Provost & VPAA must have extensive experience as a successful faculty member and academic leader who possesses the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to offer strong, collaborative, and transparent leadership within the community. The Provost and VPAA, the second highest position at the university, will be a trusted partner with the President and provide leadership for day-to-day campus operations while serving on the President's behalf in her absence.

The position requires an earned doctorate/terminal degree from an accredited institution; a record of teaching and scholarship to merit appointment at Cal Poly Pomona at the level of full professor with tenure; substantial and progressive academic management experience with demonstrated success; and demonstrated commitment and successful activities to foster diversity, equity, and inclusive environment for students, faculty members, and/or staff members.

Academic Search is assisting Cal Poly Pomona with this search. The full profile for the position, including qualifications and application requirements, can be found at Please send inquiries, nominations, and applications electronically, in confidence, to Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with the Senior Consultant, Cynthia M. Patterson, at Priority consideration will be given to materials received by October 29.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.

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