Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. N/A
Administrative Grade Level Administrative Grade Level III
Collective Bargaining Unit N/A
College/Department College of Environmental Design (ENV)
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Management Personnel Plan (MPP III)
Application Materials Required University Application, 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. First consideration will be given to completed application packages received by 4:30 pm on October 1, 2013


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications and nominations from on-campus candidates for the position of Associate Dean of College of Environmental Design.  This is a full-time management position (Management Personnel Plan (MPP) Administrator III).  In this management-designated position, the Associate Dean serves at the pleasure of the President of the University.  Salary and benefits are competitive. 
One of nine colleges comprising Cal Poly Pomona, the College of Environmental Design (ENV) is one of only three university programs in California (and one of only a few in the U.S.) which embodies the environmental design vision asserting the interrelationship between the Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning and the Lyle Center. ENV applies Cal Poly Pomona’s “learn-by-doing” philosophy to the education and training of professionals who are attuned to the cutting-edge challenges of the real world and are prepared to address those challenges with the theoretical background and practical skills necessary for effectiveness and success.


The Associate Dean is an indispensable member of the College leadership team.  The diligence of the Associate Dean in attending to internal administrative duties enables the Dean to serve as the main external voice of the College.  The Associate Dean reports and works closely with the Dean and the staff to carry out the objectives of the College.  The Associate Dean represents the Dean in his absence and works with the Dean and department chairs in developing and implementing the vision and goals of the college.  The Associate Dean is dedicated to the mission of the University and to the full range of programs in the College of Environmental Design.
Other specific areas of responsibility include:

    • Management of Dean’s Office and College staff and management of College budget;
    • The University/College Committees: Interacts with the university-wide community in a variety of leadership capacities, encouraging university service amongst faculty, and serves as the advisor to the College Student Council and ex-officio chair of the College Curriculum committee;
    • Curriculum:  Oversees and coordinates the review processes and implementation of curricular elements in the College, including new course proposals and new degree/concentration proposals;
    • Enrollment Management: facilitation of recruitment, admission, orientation, advising, retention, class scheduling, enrollments, and budget allocations in consultation with the Dean and Chairs;
    • Students: Review and processes academic petitions and works with the chairs in addressing student grievances, issues and problems;
    • Reviews and Reports:  Assists the Dean with accreditation review processes, WASC assessment review procedures/processes, and annual reports;
    • Facilities and Space:  Coordinates with the Dean and Chairs the planning, safe, and effective use of instructional, office, and support space as well as the use of technology toward meeting college and university goals;
    • Staff: Oversees the college’s annual HR evaluation process and serves as a resource in staffing, recruitment, review, hiring and orientation of part-time faculty, and classification;
    • Corporate and Community Engagement:  Works closely with the Dean and the Director of Development and provides assistance in development activities;
    • Off-Campus Programs: Services as the college’s liaison for discussion and development of off-campus programs;
    • Other Responsibilities:  Other duties as assigned, including teaching, and carrying out special projects as directed by the Dean


    • A terminal degree in an academic discipline or a professional field, which would provide the skills and perspectives needed for competent performance of an Associate Dean’s duties.
    • Demonstrated organizational, management, problem-solving, and personal interaction skills;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of academic culture, regulations, processes and policies;
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a budget;
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain prolonged concentration on highly-detailed projects; and
    • Five years combined experience in academic administration, program development, and postsecondary-level instruction or the equival


    • A terminal degree in an environmental design discipline, or a discipline closely related to an environmental design discipline.
    Ten years combined experience in administration, program development, and college-level instruction.


    Appointment Date/Salary:  The University seeks to fill this position by January 1, 2014. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    Application Deadline:
    For full consideration, applications must be received by 4:30pm on October, 1, 2013.  The position will remain open until filled.
    Nominations and Applications:  a completed application with consist of:

    • A statement of interest and qualifications;
    • A vitae;
    • The university application form; and
    • The names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals willing to serve as references.  Finalists for the position should be prepared to provide three letters of reference upon request.

    Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:

    Associate Dean Search Committee
    College of Environmental Design
    California State Polytechnic University
    3801 W. Temple Avenue Pomona, CA  91768
    Requests can also be made through e-mail: to
    FAX:  909-869-4460; or phone 909-869-2673 to Kristopher Penrose, Search Coordinator

    Applicants, whose work incorporates a sustainable, global perspective, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in higher education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a LiveScan criminal records check prior to being hired.


    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.

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    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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