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Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation

Cal Poly Pomona

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation

Cal Poly Pomona seeks a strategic, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as its Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation (AVPRI). Academic Search is assisting and invites inquiries, nominations, and applications.

Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with the two senior consultants leading this search: Cynthia M. Patterson at or Maria Thompson at Please send us a copy of your CV to inform the conversation.

The AVPRI reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The ideal candidate will be a collegial academic leader who understands the mission of Cal Poly Pomona and its distinctive mission and pedagogy as a polytechnic university. The University seeks an AVPRI who respects the importance of faculty, staff, students, and shared governance. The AVPRI will be expected to grow and expand the research enterprise across the University and will work closely with the academic leadership team to ensure that institution's research promotes innovation and supports the university's commitment to its polytechnical pedagogy “learn by doing.”

Cal Poly Pomona, recognized as one of the most diverse regional universities in the Western United States as well as nationwide, offers an affordable, life-changing education. Less than 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the campus enjoys the excitement of a diverse metropolitan area while retaining the serenity of a foothill community. The University is part of the 23-campus California State University system and has nearly 30,000 students and 2,700 faculty and staff.

For more information about the position, institution, qualifications, and application process, please review the position profile on the Academic Search website. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by Monday, March 18, 2024. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to When submitting a nomination, please include the nominee's full name, title, position, and email address.

If you have any questions or if you have a disability and need accommodation with pre-employment processes (applications, interviews, etc.), please contact the ADA Coordinator by email at The salary range for this position is $191,000- $213,000.

Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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