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Assistant Director of Personnel

Cal Poly is seeking a new Assistant Director of Personnel.The position provides personnel policy analysis and strategic consultations and serves as the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) for the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs associated (non-college) divisional units, overseeing human resource functions such as labor and employee relations, performance management, strategy and process for talent acquisition and recruitment, employee onboarding, position classifications, personnel change actions, and professional development programs to support Academic Affairs’ mission and organizational goals.

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Associate Provost for Student Success

Cal Poly is seeking a new Associate Provost for Student Success. The Associate Provost for Student Success provides creative and visionary leadership in the development, prioritization, review, and improvement of Academic Affairs focused student success programs and initiatives. In this role, the Associate Provost for Student Success leads student success efforts within Academic Affairs while establishing and maintaining strong collaborations across the university in support of student success initiatives and priorities, with a particular emphasis on creating and maintaining partnerships with the division of Student Affairs.

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Dean, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Cal Poly seeks a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial leader with the ability to build distinct connections with industry to serve as the next dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). Nestled among nearly 10,000 acres of some of the most fertile soil in the United States on the Central Coast of California, CAFES boasts one of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate agricultural programs at a polytechnic institution that inspires whole system thinkers to serve California and solve global challenges. The dean will build on the successful reputation of Cal Poly and CAFES to reach new levels of distinction and national prominence while supporting their renowned “Learn by Doing” philosophy.  

As the University pursues enrollment growth in the coming years, the dean will play a leading role in attracting and retaining diverse and talented students, faculty, and staff, and in securing the facilities, support structures, and other financial and operational resources for their success, including seeking development opportunities and building a donor pipeline. To achieve these ambitions, the dean will address the following key opportunities and challenges: drive an ambitious vision that builds upon CAFES’ strengths and positions the college for growth and further prominence; champion CAFES externally to sustain and expand partnerships, particularly with the industries employing CAFES graduates, and grow revenue; thoughtfully steward CAFES’ physical, financial, and human resources, while continuing to ensure a strong foundation to build upon; advance student recruitment and success initiatives in support of a diverse student body; grow the teacher-scholar model and research opportunities, and enable the recruitment and retention of a diverse and talented faculty; and serve as a collaborative and strategic University partner to fulfill University goals.

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Dean, College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Cal Poly seeks a new Dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Cal Poly’s acclaimed College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) offers a unique blend of eight degree programs in five closely related departments: architectural engineering, architecture, city and regional planning, construction management, and landscape architecture. The university seeks a visionary leader with a deep and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a solid scholarly record; and the ability to foster collaboration within the college, across the university, and beyond. 

The dean’s principal responsibility will be to promote Cal Poly’s mission of “Learn by Doing” through excellent education in a comprehensive polytechnic setting, generating Ready Day One graduates. The dean will work in close partnership with the Provost, President, other senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students, to lead and oversee the college’s vision and identity, academic programs and scholarship, student success, and external reputation and relationships. The successful candidate will be an inspiring and energetic leader with the proven capacity to advance an academic mission through excellent stewardship, thoughtful cultivation of key relationships and sound financial management.  

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Semester Conversion Assistant Project Manager

Cal Poly is seeking an Assistant Project Manager for the Semester Conversion Project. This position reports directly to the Special Advisor to the Provost and plays a key role in the successful planning, implementation, and tracking of the university-wide multi-year campus semester conversion project activities. 

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Additional Opportunities 

All opportunities in the Academic Affairs division and at the university are posted on the Cal Poly Jobs website

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