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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Education and Integrative Studies.


The University: Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and one of only seven such institutions nationally. Located 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the University is in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions of the country. The University is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg and located within an hour's drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The 24,000 students in the University's ethnically diverse student body are enrolled in 51 baccalaureate and 30 master's degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctoral program in Educational Leadership, under a faculty of approximately 1,200. For additional information about the University, please see the website at

The College: The College of Education and Integrative Studies is one of eight colleges in the University. The College provides course work and programs for three undergraduate programs, post-baccalaureate and graduate educator licensure, master's degrees, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. The undergraduate majors prepare students as professionals in education, social and public service, and other fields. In Fall 2016, the College will add an Early Childhood Studies undergraduate degree. The College offers many opportunities for students to establish meaningful relationships with faculty, the institution, service agencies, and schools in which they work; students are able to experience learning through internships, field placements, community service, and unique faculty-designed experiences. The College consists of the Departments of Education (which includes credentials, masters, and doctoral programs), Ethnic and Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary General Education, and Liberal Studies.

Mission: The College of Education and Integrative Studies is a learning community focused on meeting the present and future needs of students in our communities. We educate students to become highly qualified and significant leaders in our society. We are committed to principles of diversity, ethics and social justice, and life-long learning. Central to our mission are innovative and integrative thinking, reflective practice, collaborative action, and learning by doing.


Duties, Responsibilities, and Opportunities for Leadership: The Dean reports to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves as a member of the Provost's Council, and works closely with others across campus to advance the goals and priorities of the College and University. The Dean is the academic leader and is responsible for supervising the College's leadership team consisting of one Associate Dean, four Department Chairs, and staff. The Dean fosters an environment conducive to academic quality, collegiality, innovation, and transparency, and also fosters an appreciation for diversity and inclusion. The Dean is expected to promote collaboration, team building, and the active engagement of faculty, staff, students, alumni/ae, and community partners.

Specific duties and responsibilities for the Dean include the following:

- Program Quality and Accreditation - directing and guiding College strategic planning; ensuring program quality and student learning outcomes; supporting accreditation and faculty-led assessment efforts; ensuring appropriate training and professional development opportunities for faculty to develop and enhance their academic and professional qualifications.
- Student Success - providing an effective learning environment that ensures the academic success and timely graduation of all students through strategic enrollment planning and effective utilization of resources; partnering with others on campus to implement the student enrollment plan.
- Resource Enhancement - actively collaborating with Advancement to establish mutually beneficial relationships with donors, alumni/ae, supporters, and community partners to advance College and department initiatives, goals, and priorities; creating an environment that fosters the increase of externally funded research and contracts, as well as international and non-state supported instructional programs through extended learning.
- Outreach and Strategic Communication - consulting with Public Affairs to develop and execute an internal and external strategic communication plan; developing collaborative relationships with school districts in our service area and other community partners; promoting and supporting activities that engage alumni/ae, donors, and other supporters; representing the College at public events; participating in regional and University communities in support of University initiatives and activities; developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with school districts and other community partners.
- Personnel - recruiting highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students to the College; reviewing, evaluating, and recommending faculty and staff for retention and promotion; recommending faculty for sabbatical leaves and tenure; supporting and ensuring the professional development of faculty and staff employees.
- Finances - developing a budget plan for the College; overseeing and managing budgets; providing direction to the Budget Analyst; reviewing contracts, leave requests, assigned time requests, and stipend requests.

The Dean must be able to lead the strategic direction of the College. The Dean is considered the lead administrator in the College and as such represents the College to the faculty, staff, students, community, and donors. Additionally, many of the policies administered by the Dean's office have legal, ethical, and procedural implications, such as faculty and staff searches; the retention, tenure, and promotion process; and student issues. The shared governance model on campus and the in the California State University system calls for a decision-making process that is consultative and includes consideration of the impact and implications of decisions beyond the Dean's Office.

Particular opportunities for leadership by the new Dean include the following:

- Vision for the College's identity - A fresh and creative approach to promoting the College's identity, both within the University and externally, could be very effective in achieving greater clarity about the nature and purpose of the its departments and programs. The College's "niche" at Cal Poly and in the surrounding community can be deepened by establishing a better understanding of how its combination of programs, sometimes seen as complex, actually possesses a unified, common purpose.
- University relations - The new Dean can play a valuable role in helping to set a heightened spirit of collaboration among all the University's deans and in strengthening the relationships of the deans with their senior colleagues in the administration.
- Teamwork - The College's personnel fall into the categories of faculty, staff, and administration; and achieving their highest potential depends upon a strong sense of mutual respect and common purpose. The Dean can make particularly valuable contributions toward these ends through, among other things, having a carefully designed plan for mentoring new faculty and a clearly demonstrated high level of respect for the staff.
- Student pathways - To ensure that students can see their way more clearly towards careers, particularly in education, the College's administrative structure and processes for credentialing could benefit from careful and creative streamlining. Decanal leadership is an important factor in achieving barrier-free paths, smooth functioning, and optimal coordination among departments and programs for this purpose.
- Other - With such distinguishing characteristics at Cal Poly and the College as a strong and diverse student body, the prospect of moving to a semester system, and the institution's effective theme of "learn by doing," the new Dean will have numerous opportunities to lead in taking best advantage of these characteristics for the institution's benefit.

Required Qualifications:

- Earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution in a discipline that is offered by the College or that could be the basis for hiring to an academic position in the College or University.
- Academic record in teaching, research, scholarship, and/or creative activities that would merit appointment at the tenured full professor level in one of the College's departments.
- At least five years of leadership experience comparable to a department chair level or higher (e.g. director, program coordinator, or associate dean).
- At least three years of budget management experience.
- Demonstrated achievements in developing academic programs and support services that foster student success and inclusive excellence.
- Demonstrated success in external fundraising including support of individual donors, grant funding from federal, state, and other sources.
- Demonstrated commitment to and/or experience in fostering a climate of inclusion and educational excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience at the level of associate dean (or equivalent) or higher level.
- Ability to work collaboratively with the senior leadership of the University and with constituencies from other colleges and content fields in the University.
- Ability to promote an effective learning-centered approach that reinforces and extends programs and interdisciplinary and multicultural initiatives based in the College at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Demonstrated success implementing programs to increase graduation rates and close achievement gaps.
- Demonstrated commitment to shared governance in a university setting.
- Understanding of innovation and change in higher education, including its impact on teacher preparation, general education, and the liberal arts.
- Experience in a collective bargaining environment in higher education.
- Knowledge of and experience with state and national accreditation processes and requirements.
- Ability to promote the role of public higher education in serving the educational and workforce needs of California's diverse population.

Conditions of Employment:

- 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.
- This position is currently on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for Cal Poly Pomona. This requires the filing of a statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six months of assuming office and every two years thereafter. The Human Resource Services Conflict of Interest website has additional information.
- The successful candidate must possess a valid California driver's license and insurance within 30 days of hire. Frequent driving on College business will be needed. In addition, the candidate must comply with the requirements set forth in "Driving on University Business" and will be entered into the DMV Employer Pull Notice program. The Risk Management website has more details.
- A background check must be satisfactorily completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to complete satisfactorily the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The background check consists of the following: employment and education verifications, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, Credit Check, and National Sex Offender Registry.

APPOINTMENT DATE/SALARY: The University seeks to have a Dean in place by July 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes a very attractive benefits package.


Review of nominations, expressions of interest, and applications will begin immediately; and these items will be held in strict confidence. First consideration will be given to complete application packages received by January 20, 2017. A complete application will include (i) a letter of interest, which explains in detail and provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in the position profile; (ii) a current curriculum vitae or resumeé; and (iii) the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five confidential references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process and not without the candidate's permission.

All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and application submissions should be sent electronically (MS Word or .pdf format) to:

The University, College, and Search Committee are assisted by:

Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.

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 a commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer 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. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As require by the Clery Disclosure Act, the University's annual security report is available at