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Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.
The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences embodies the core of a Cal Poly Pomona education that prepares students for lifelong learning experiences.  The College advances knowledge and learning in established academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and performing arts and provides introductory and advanced course work in more than 20 degree and certificate programs.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean heads a college leadership team consisting of two Associate Deans, 10 Department Chairs, two centers, advising office, staff, tenure-rack and temporary faculty, and an annual state budget of approximately $22.7 million (plus additional grant and contract income).  The college offers 11 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 6 Bachelor of Science degrees, 22 minors, 3 Certificates of Proficiency, 3 Master of Science degrees, 2 Master of Arts degrees, and a Master of Public Administration degree. In addition to housing the University’s Student Newspaper, the College also offers flourishing performing arts programs and events as well as a successful National Model United Nations program.  
The Dean will be an inspiring and innovative leader who will foster an environment conducive to academic quality, collegiality, creativity, open discussion, and an appreciation for ethnic, cultural, and social diversity.  Within the College, the Dean promotes collaboration, team building, and active involvement with the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community.  Candidates should have a proven capacity to lead the College in growing its research culture, grants and contracts, and industry partnerships.  (A more complete ‘Position Description’ can be found at
http://www.cpp.edu/ ~jobs /index.shtml.)   
Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) System, and one of only a few 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 1,700-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 25,000 ethnically diverse students are enrolled in 52 baccalaureate and 31 master’s degree programs, 30 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership.   Approximately 1,200 faculty members are actively engaged in innovative teaching, research and creative activities.  For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.cpp.edu.  
While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, this search is on a rapid timeline and interested parties are encouraged to send their materials to our consultant at the address listed below by February 2nd to assure optimal consideration.  Application materials should include a current curriculum vitae  and statement of interest.

Cal Poly Pomona Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Email:  [email protected]
Fax: 214-523-9067
~California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer~




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Posted: 12/13/2017
Application Due: 2/11/2018
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