Dean for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) seeks a Dean for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences who will take office in July 2023.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of three polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 12 such institutions nationwide. The university offers an education steeped in experiential learning, 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. Additional information about the institution can be found at .

The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) encompasses the performing arts, humanities, and social sciences, and provides introductory and advanced course work in more than 20 degree and certificate programs. The College also provides courses that substantially make up the General Education curriculum required of all students. Information about CLASS's signature experiences can be found at .

The ideal candidate for this position will be an innovative, strategic, and collegial academic leader who understands the mission of Cal Poly Pomona, is committed to student success, and will be a champion for the College. The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean serves as a member of the Provost's Council and works closely with University Advancement and others across campus to advance the goals and priorities of the college and university.

The Dean must have an earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in a discipline housed in the college, or an interdisciplinary degree that involves one of these disciplines (see , click on the triple lines in the upper right, and select "Departments"); and an excellent record of university teaching, scholarship and service that would warrant appointment at the rank of full professor in one of those disciplines. The Dean will also have a demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a culturally and ethnically diverse student, faculty, and staff population. The full required and desired qualifications are listed in the profile at , along with important information about the University and the College.

The position is open until filled, but the search committee will give begin priority consideration to application materials received by October 4.

Academic Search is assisting California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in this search. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to: , following the instructions on the last page of the profile.

Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with the senior consultant leading this search, Dr. Cynthia M. Patterson, at; or with consultant Lisa Rosenberg at .

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit 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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