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Leadership Opportunities 

Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education

Cal Poly seeks an innovative and collaborative research leader to serve as the Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education (VP R-EDGE).

The VP R-EDGE is responsible for university-wide advocacy for research, scholarship, and creative activity and promotes the value of a diverse range of scholarly and applied research activities and industry relationships for faculty, staff, and students. The VP reports to the Executive Vice President/Provost with a dotted line to the President and works in close partnership with University Development and other administrators, including, but not limited to, the Director of the Cal Poly Corporation, the academic deans, and the dean of Graduate Education.

More information on this opportunity will be available in the fall.

Dean of Extended, Professional and Continuing Education

Cal Poly seeks an innovative and collaborative leader to serve as the new dean of Extended, Professional and Continuing Education (EPaCE).

The dean will join Cal Poly at a transformative time, working closely with the Office of the Provost and leadership within Academic Affairs to envision and enact a strategy to address the evolving market of extended, professional and continuing education. The dean will have the opportunity to create new programs and enhance the unit’s partnership across campus, especially within academic affairs. Building on the university’s unwavering commitment to student success, the dean will implement an innovative, student-focused academic experience and position the EPaCE unit at Cal Poly as a national and international leader in post-traditional and professional education.

Read the full job listing on Cal Poly Jobs.

Opportunities in the Office of the Provost

Administrative Operations

The Office of the Provost is building our administrative office team! Reporting directly to the Special Advisor to the Provost, the Administrative Operations position leads the front office operations including supporting the daily administrative activities of the office. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs provides guidance and support for faculty and staff in all six academic colleges, and for several offices that support students throughout their time at Cal Poly. Come join us!

This position coordinates and performs highly sensitive and confidential administrative duties and manages administrative office operations. The incumbent oversees the office processes and procedures; receives, prepares, processes, and tracks all confidential materials for Office of the Provost senior leadership review and approval; acts as the primary contact and coordinator for university-wide nominations for campus, CSU, and national awards; and university-wide committee representation/membership for the division of Academic Affairs; manages Academic Affairs conference room and email account; acts as the primary contact person for triaging inquiries and greeting visitors; and coordinates executive travel. This position also supports Office of the Provost events, retreats, visits, programs, and ceremonies coordination activities, and provides administrative support responsibilities as requested.

Read the full job listing on Cal Poly Jobs.

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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