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Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs

Apply now Job no: 537168
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Pomona
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs 


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona or CPP) invites confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs (AVPFA). Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the AVPFA serves as a member of the Provost’s senior administrative team and is responsible for creating a strategic vision and leveraging their knowledge and experience in faculty affairs to provide comprehensive leadership, advocacy, and coordination of the faculty experience and faculty affairs matters. The AVPFA is expected to assume office no later than July 1, 2024. 


Cal Poly Pomona, recognized as one of the most diverse regional universities in the Western United States as we as nationwide, offer an affordable, life-changing education. Located 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. As an inclusive polytechnic university, CPP utilizes a technology-enhanced, learn-by-doing approach to education and cultivates success through experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. Students enjoy endless opportunities for involvement in a vibrant and diverse community. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Poly Pomona is among the top 25 colleges in conferring baccalaureate degrees to Hispanic students. 


The Office of Faculty Affairs is a foundational function fostering faculty career development and the positive campus culture. As the leader, a successful candidate will need to use an evidence based approach to develop positive relationships with the diverse groups of stakeholders. The new AVPFA will bring expertise to the broad portfolio of responsibilities inherent in the domain of faculty affairs (e.g., faculty recruitment and retention; faculty support, development, recognition, and success; faculty community, climate, and culture, especially with regard to increasing access, belonging, diversity, equity, and inclusion). As the university enters a phase of stability in new leadership, the successful candidate should be able articulate a vision for Faculty Affairs as a proactive force on the campus.


Academic Search is assisting Cal Poly Pomona in this search. 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. For more information about the position, qualifications, application instructions, please download the full position profile from the Academic Search website


Nominators and 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 


The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by Sunday, April 14, 2024. Additional information about the institution can be found at The salary for this position will be $187,356 - $195,000. More information is available at:


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.




Out of State Work

The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU’s mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California’s schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU’s business operations almost exclusively reside within California.   The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. For more information, go to


Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment to final job candidates, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any information that the applicant submits for consideration regarding the criminal conviction history such as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate’s conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. For more information, go to


Employment Eligibility Verification

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  For more information, go to


Conflict of Interest

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file financial interest disclosure forms subject to state regulations.  For more information, go to   


Outside Employment Disclosure 

Executive and Management Plan Personnel employees must disclose all current outside employment at the time of hire as a precondition of hire and at the following times after hire: annually in July, within 30 days of accepting outside employment, and upon their manager’s request.  For more information, go to   


Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) 

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. See policy at


Security & Fire Safety 

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), Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for viewing at: and


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

As a federal contractor, Cal Poly Pomona will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  For more information, see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision poster.


Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at For more information, go to Employment Notices.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations that prohibit 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 veteran or military status.  We engage the talents of all qualified workers, regardless of their background. More information is available at Equal Employment Opportunity statement.


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