Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. N/A
Administrative Grade Level Administrative Grade Level III
Collective Bargaining Unit N/A
College/Department College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS)
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. 1st review of applications will begin on November 27, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


THE UNIVERSITY :  Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 21,000 enrolls in 60 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,000 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and deserts. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff, and has made educational equity 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.

THE COLLEGE: The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) consists of ten academic departments, and three centers.  It offers bachelor's degrees in the performing arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences, and master’s degrees in economics, English, history, psychology, and public administration. Single subject credentials are offered in English, history/social sciences, music, and a state approved (but not yet locally official) single subject credential in Spanish. The College teaches 5,250 FTES each quarter and provides general education and service courses for the campus as well as supporting its own majors and graduate students. There are approximately 300 faculty in the College, 120 of whom are tenured/tenure track. The dean's office is responsible for all academic personnel, resources, and activity within the College.  It is also a primary level of evaluation and approval for all matters that have to do with faculty and the staff that support them, (including academic matters and budgetary matters), and for all academic matters having to do with students.  It is the main liaison between higher administration in Academic Affairs and the departments in the College.


The position supports the dean in college administration, with primary responsibility for academic personnel and college resources.  The position works collaboratively with the dean and another associate dean to provide leadership and support in building a team of departments and a college office working toward common objectives that fulfill the mission of the College.  The position works with department chairs and standing committees to accomplish these efforts.  

  • Support and implement the dean's directives and initiatives and support the dean by supervising the day-to-day activities and personnel of the dean's office with respect to faculty evaluation, faculty hiring, faculty development and faculty workload as well as academic resources to support faculty teaching, research and scholarly and creative activity. 
  • Supervise the basic working components and practical aspects of the Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) process in the College
  • Oversee the practical aspects and guarantee the integrity of the faculty search process  
  • Manage the practical aspects of faculty development (e.g.,sabbatical and difference in pay leaves, Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity grants (RSCA), family leaves, etc.) and academic resources
  • Develop and maintain staff position descriptions, hire staff, conduct annual evaluations, and manage staff development; allocate work and supervise office staff on a day-to-day basis; liaise with HR on staff issues
  • Work with the dean to develop and manage the state budget allocation model; monitor expenses and allocations; work with departments to make adjustments as necessary
  • Coordinate emergency preparedness and handle security issues within the College
  • Represent the dean on and off-campus as necessary


  • Earned terminal degree in a discipline in the College
  • Academic record that supports appointment to a senior tenured position in a department in the College
  • Three or more years of administrative experience as an associate dean, department chair, or director of a major center or institute
  • Experience with academic personnel development and evaluation
  • Experience with grants and graduate education
  • Experience as a tenured professor at a university
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a highly diverse multicultural community
  • Collaborative style of leadership
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Knowledge of the current collective bargaining agreements
  • Strong scholarly values
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality

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


Ability to speak additional languages spoken as heritage languages by CPP students and parents


APPOINTMENT DATE/SALARY:  The University seeks to fill this position by January 6, 2013.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position includes an attractive benefits package.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS:  First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 27, 2013.   A completed application consists of: 

To be considered for the position, applicants are required to submit a letter of application that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities of the position; a completed academic employment application form (; a curriculum vitae; a copy of a transcript showing highest degree earned from an accredited educational institution; (finalists will be asked to provide an official transcript) and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. Initial review of completed applications will begin after November 27, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send all application materials to:

Associate Dean Search Committee
c/o Melissa Zimmerman
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, Dean’s Office
California State Polytechnic University
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona CA 91768
Phone: (909) 869-3941   FAX: (909) 869-4858



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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