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Associate Dean for Students and Faculty, College of Science

Apply now Job no: 537207
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Pomona
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Associate Dean for Students and Faculty

College of Science

Cal Poly Pomona


The College of Science at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Students and Operations. This is a full-time management position (MPP III).

Cal Poly Pomona is recognized as one of the most diverse regional universities in the Western United States and 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. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly Pomona utilizes a technology-enhanced, learn-by-doing approach to education. Students enjoy endless opportunities for involvement in a vibrant and diverse community. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Poly Pomona is among the top 25 colleges in conferring baccalaureate degrees to Hispanic students.

The mission of the College of Science at Cal Poly Pomona is to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. It offers 15 undergraduate degree programs and six master's degrees across seven academic departments that include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. The College houses the Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) which supports K-16 education locally and nationally to increase STEM success and participation for all. Our students are also supported by programs like Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES), Black Achievement Success & Engagement in Science Scholars (BASES), and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), all designed to support the academic success of students historically underrepresented in STEM. The College of Science has approximately 150 full-time faculty, 40 staff, and 4,500 active majors. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment and is adaptable/innovative.


The Position

The College of Science Associate Dean for Students and Faculty works with the Dean on responsibilities that include: student success; student-related matters; faculty recruitment, evaluation, and development; and budget and finance. The Associate Dean reports to and works closely with the Dean and staff to carry out these responsibilities. Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Student Success   Provide leadership within the college and work with the college Advising Center, Office of Student Success, and Career Center to support student success and graduation. Help increase persistence and graduation rates, eliminate equity gaps, and successfully launch students into their careers or graduate school after graduation.
  • Student-Related Matters   Oversee advising and career counseling activities; evaluate student petitions and appeals; manage student-related events (e.g., recruitment, orientation, commencement); serve as liaison for student clubs; manage student scholarships, and work with chairs to address student academic issues.
  • Faculty recruitment, evaluation, and development   Assist Dean with evaluating and prioritizing faculty hiring requests; assist Dean with Retention, Tenure and Promotion criteria and evaluation; manage lecturer evaluation; manage faculty professional development activities; liaise with Faculty Affairs and provide guidance to departments on evaluation documents and compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreements in units 3 and 11.
  • Budget and Finance   Work with the Dean’s leadership team to help develop and manage budgets and oversee financial processes.


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field appropriate to one of the departments in the College of Science.
  • Must have achieved tenure or have a record to support tenure, based on effective teaching, scholarship, and service that merits appointment at the full professor level in the College of Science.
  • Three or more years of successful administrative experience related to the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic regulations, processes, and policies.
  • Demonstrated management, problem-solving, and personal interaction skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a budget.
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to supporting a diverse, multicultural community.


Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Academic department chair experience within the CSU.
  • Professional experience in one of the disciplines represented by the College of Science.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence.



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 April 7, 2024.  To apply a candidate should submit:

  1.  a letter of intent addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements;
  2. a current curriculum vitae; and
  3.  contact information for three professional references, including email addresses and a brief note of the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate and at a later stage in the search.

The salary range for this position is between $165,000 - $175,000 annually (commensurate with experience).


Questions or candidate recommendations can be sent to:

Diana Saldana

Interim Director, Academic Affairs Business Operations


Employment Requirements

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including veterans/disability. The university seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on protected status. The university hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.

A background check (including a criminal record check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

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.

Cal Poly Pomona provides 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




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.


Other Notices

For other important employment notices, we invite you to visit Cal Poly Pomona’s Employment Notices web page.

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