Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. N/A
Administrative Grade Level Administrative Grade Level III
Collective Bargaining Unit N/A
College/Department Dean's Office, College of Science
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Management Personnel Plan (MPP III)
Application Materials Required Letter of Interest and Qualifications, Current Vitae or Resume, and References Required
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Recruitment Closing Date Open Until Filled. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


The College of Science at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academics and Research.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (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. It is a Hispanic Serving Institution, and meets the needs of a culturally diverse community 30 miles east of Los Angeles 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, located within an hour's drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The University’s 21,000 ethnically diverse students are enrolled in 60baccalaureate and 26 master's degree programs with approximately 1000 faculty. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and holds educational equity as one of its highest priorities. The mission of the University is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world. For additional information about the University, please visit our website at

THE COLLEGE: One of eight colleges on the campus, the College of Science has approximately 3,300 undergraduate majors in nineteen degree programs offered by seven academic departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. Master's degree programs enrolling approximately 230 students are offered in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Kinesiology, and Mathematics. The College includes the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (CEMaST) and Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES). There are approximately 140 tenure-track faculty and 110 lecturers with 24 technical and 22 administrative support staff. The College of Science is committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship and is the largest single recipient of extramural funding on campus. The College maintains active collaborations with industry through its co-operative education student internship programs and joint research projects. Additional information about the College may be found at


THE POSITION: The Associate Dean for Academics and Research (Management Personnel Plan Administrator III) reports to the Dean of the College of Science and is responsible for the academic aspects of college administration. This position has particular responsibility for faculty-related matters; curriculum; assessment; student retention and graduation; planning; grants and contracts; and external relations. If the Dean were absent from campus for an extended period, the position would report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The responsibilities are:

Faculty: The Associate Dean assists the Dean with evaluating and prioritizing faculty hiring requests; assists the Dean with reappointment, tenure, and promotion (RTP) criteria and evaluation; manages lecturer evaluation; manages faculty professional development activities; liaises with Faculty Affairs and provides guidance to departments on compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in units 3 & 11.

Curriculum: The Associate Dean works with departments to develop curricula, facilitates course consultation processes between departments and with other colleges, facilitates technology-based curricular initiatives including alternate delivery systems, and represents the College on campus-level committees.

Strategic planning: The Associate Dean assists the Dean and departments with strategic planning, manages outcomes assessment activities, manages annual report preparation, and manages related reporting needs as they arise.

Grant Management: The Associate Dean works with the Dean and the Associate Vice President for Research to help faculty develop internal and external grant proposals, fosters collaborative grant activities, and works with the College budget analyst to manage grant funds.

Student Success: The Associate Dean develops and manages student success programs and initiatives such as Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES), First Year Experience, Graduation Initiative, and manages assessment and reporting for these programs.

Academic Programs: The Associate Dean assists departments develop new and innovative programs, and assists with program review and accreditation.

Advancement: The Associate Dean assists the Dean, Director of Development, and departments develop and manage alumni and external relations, including special events; and helps develop the College image and branding through print and electronic media.



  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field appropriate to one of the departments in the College of Science;
  • Must have achieved tenure or have a record to support tenure, based on effective teaching, scholarship and service that merits appointment at the full professor level in the College;
  • Three or more years of successful administrative experience (defined broadly to include experience gained as a department chair, program director, or experience managing budgets and people) related to the duties and responsibilities of this position;
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to supporting a diverse, multicultural community; and
  • Ability to foster an environment supportive of Cal Poly Pomona's multicultural student body.


    • Academic Department Chair (or equivalent) experience in a four-year college or university, preferably within the CSU.


    APPOINTMENT DATE/SALARY: The University seeks to fill this position by the end of March 2013. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes a very attractive benefits package.

    NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must include (1) a letter of interest which explains in detail the candidate’s experience and administrative philosophy; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five individuals who can provide current assessments of the candidate’s professional qualifications for the position (please include a brief note describing the relationship of the references to the applicant). Finalists for the position should be prepared to provide three letters of reference upon request. Additional information may be requested.

    Electronic submission of application materials is requested. The position is open until filled. Please address all application materials, nominations, and inquiries to:

    Search Committee, Associate Dean for Academics and Research
    C/o Laura McDonald
    Dean’s Office
    College of Science
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    3801 West Temple Avenue
    Pomona, California 91768


    Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university 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.


    Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

    In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


    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.



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