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Dean of the College of Engineering

Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California
Closing date
Feb 19, 2023

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Chair / Dean
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Cal Poly Pomona
Dean, College of Engineering

Cal Poly Pomona, also known as California State Polytechnic University, Pomona or CPP, seeks a new Dean of the College of Engineering (COE). The new Dean must 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 college.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of three polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 12 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, the university has offered a unique education steeped in experiential learning. Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 2 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 15 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility, and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. For additional information about the university, please visit

The College of Engineering is one of the largest, top-ranking, and affordable engineering colleges in the nation. The mission of the College of Engineering is to “prepare students for industry and advanced studies by implementing an inclusive polytechnic philosophy through collaborative teamwork, innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional integrity.” Reflective of CPP’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence, the COE has also received for recruiting, enrolling, and graduating a diverse student body:

The College offers 12 ABET-accredited undergraduate and 7 graduate programs to over 6,500 students across seven academic departments that include: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. It offers faculty, staff, and students state-of-the-art facilities to support teaching, learning, and research. The 250,000 square feet of laboratory and instructional space across three buildings, and the Engineering Meadow, make up

Among the requirements a candidate must have are an earned doctorate in engineering (preferred) or a related field from an accredited institution; an excellent record of teaching, scholarship and service that would warrant appointment at the rank of tenured Full Professor in one of the college’s departments; and a record of successful activities to foster diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment for students, faculty members, and staff members. Please see the other required and preferred qualifications in the full profile at

The anticipated salary range is $250,000 to $300,000 annually.

Priority consideration will be given to materials received by FEBRUARY 15, 2023. See the application materials required and instructions in the profile. Academic Search is assisting California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in this search. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

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

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. 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 race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The university hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university's annual security report is available at

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