Cal State LA — Vice Provost for Diversity and Engaged Learning and Chief Diversity Officer for Academic and Student Life

Cal State LA invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Diversity and Engaged Learning and the University’s Chief Diversity Officer for Academic and Student Life.

The University:
Founded in 1947, Cal State LA is a comprehensive, public four-year university that offers a broad range of liberal arts and professional programs designed to encourage student excellence, achievement, and well-being. Cal State LA has been recognized as one of the top ten comprehensive universities in the country by Washington Monthly for contributions to the public good. Centrally located near downtown in the City of Los Angeles in East LA, Cal State LA is close to the civic, cultural, and economic centers of Los Angeles and the region. Cal State LA’s students and 235,000 alumni reflect the City’s dynamic mix of populations, with a wide variety of interests, ages, and backgrounds. Having established the nation’s first Chicano Studies Department and the nation’s second Pan African Studies Department in 1968, Cal State LA has long been committed to diversity and inclusion.

The Position:
The Vice Provost for Diversity and Engaged Learning and the University’s Chief Diversity Officer for Academic and Student Life serves as the senior academic affairs administrator overseeing the development and implementation of the Academic Affairs strategic plan for diversity and inclusion as well as efforts to strengthen student learning and engagement. Some responsibilities of the position include: the development and implementation of training programs for cultural competency and unconscious bias awareness; collaboration with campus leadership, faculty, and students to advance the University’s diversity and inclusion goals; oversight of pipeline and recruitment initiatives for faculty recruitment; and oversight of faculty development and student learning initiatives, including supervision of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning. The position description is available through the following link:

How to Apply:
Cal State LA seeks to fill this position by the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications must include: a letter of application clearly addressing how the applicant’s responsibilities and qualifications meet the requirements listed above, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for five current references.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are confidential and should be directed to:

Emy Peña, Partner, or Sharon Tanabe, Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601
Electronic submissions are preferred.
Please email us at
Code: Cal State LA – VPDEL

For a confidential inquiry or nomination, contact Ms. Peña at 562-360-1612