Cal Poly Pomona — Dean of the College of Education and Integrative Studies

Cal Poly Pomona seeks a Dean of the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS). The new Dean must be an innovative, strategic, and collegial academic leader who embraces the mission of Cal Poly Pomona, is committed to student success, and will be a champion for the College. Ideally, the new Dean of Education and Integrative Studies will take office in July 2022.

Cal Poly Pomona, also known as CPP or California State Polytechnic University, is nestled in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 11 such institutions nationwide. Additional information about the institution can be found at

The CEIS is home to five departments: Early Childhood Studies Department, which prepares studies for work in infant-toddler programs, preschools, elementary schools, careers in home visiting, family support programs, post- baccalaureate degree programs, and other professional contexts that focus on working with young children and families; the Education Department, widely recognized for its innovative approaches to teaching, cultivating learning, and serving the surrounding community, and for preparing outstanding educators who are highly prepared to teach TK-12 students in diverse and inclusive settings; the Interdisciplinary General Education Department, which gives students a unique and stimulating option to fulfill their general education requirements and integrates the humanities and social sciences in active, student- centered classes; the Liberal Studies Department, which provides students hands-on educational experiences through the organizing themes of creativity, social justice and responsibility, sustainability, and wellness; and the Educational Leadership Department, which prepares scholar-practitioner educational leaders who will champion social justice for equity and excellence. This department offers the Administrative Services Credential Program for school leaders, which is offered in a cohort, face-to-face weeknight format at a school district location, and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, a 60-unit three-year program of study offered in a cohort, face-to-face, every-other-weekend format on the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, strategic, and collegial academic leader who understands the mission of Cal Poly Pomona, is committed to student success, and will be a champion for the CEIS. The Dean will serve as a role model who supports diversity, inclusion, equity, and transparency in decision making; promotes innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and in interdisciplinary studies; and possesses a passion for reducing equity gaps and promoting student success. Among the required qualifications are an earned doctorate, or appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution or professional equivalency, preferably in education, liberal studies, early childhood, or critical studies; and a record of university teaching, scholarly and creative activity that satisfies eligibility of appointment to the rank of tenured full professor in an academic program in the College.

Academic Search is assisting Cal Poly Pomona in this search. Please see the full position profile at for details, including the full required and preferred qualifications and application instructions. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with the senior consultant leading this search, Cynthia M. Patterson, 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 April 8, 2022.

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.