Dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Application deadline: April 10, 2023
Senior Consultant: Cynthia Patterson
Senior Consultant: Maria Thompson
Associate Consultant: Penny Gibbons
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), a distinguished public undergraduate and master’s level institution located in San Luis Obispo, California, seeks a new Dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED). Cal Poly’s acclaimed College 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.
With energetic leadership and dynamic partnership opportunities in California, Cal Poly is at a juncture in its history where it can build capacity and capability to respond to untapped opportunities inside and outside the university and to prepare its students for success and leadership in a dynamic, global workplace. Cal Poly aspires to be the nation’s premier comprehensive polytechnic university, developing and inspiring innovative whole system thinkers to serve California and the world at large.
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.
Academic Search is assisting California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in this work. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation with the senior consultants leading the search: Dr. Cynthia M. Patterson (Cynthia.Patterson@academicsearch.org) or Dr. Maria Thompson (Maria.Thompson@academicsearch.org).
Priority consideration will be given to materials received by Monday, April 10, 2023. For more information about this opportunity, the institution, and the application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website. To submit a nomination, please sent the nominee’s full name, title, position, and email address to DeanCAEDCalPolySLO@academicsearch.org. The anticipated salary range is between $240,000 and $255,000 annually.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.