Associate Vice President, Advanced Computing and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) (525409)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Mar 18, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description


Associate Vice President for Advanced Computing & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Division of Information Technology and Institutional Planning

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Type of Appointment: Full-time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP III)

Anticipated Salary Range: $170,000 - $185,000 annually (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Division of Information Technology at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Advanced Computing & Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The CTO will be an integral leader in the division of Information Technology and Institutional Planning, leading a targeted team with a unique focus on high performance computing and other advanced computing services in support of campus stakeholders across a broad base of departments and constituencies.

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Information Technology & Institutional Planning Division, the new CTO will provide strategic and tactical leadership, vision, and execution of the advanced computing services to support the Cal Poly Pomona community. The CTO also serves as a liaison to the campus academic community, coordinating Divisional support activities for advanced computing with the AVP for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. The CTO will be responsible for providing technical oversight and support for assigned administrative functions, including the mentoring of junior staff and student workers, Technical Review of Divisional Change Control Requests and IT Review of Procurement purchase requests. The incumbent also participates as the campus representative to external technical bodies and organizations, including Educause, CENIC, Internet2 and assigned CSU-wide technical groups.

The Division for Information Technology provides innovative, strategic and cost-appropriate technology services in collaboration with the campus community to advance the mission of the University. Information and Digital technology services are recognized as an essential resource in furthering the University’s mission. The Division of Information Technology provides technology solutions, expert consultation, and leadership resulting in numerous enhancements to the advancement of learning and knowledge and to the effectiveness of campus support services and business processes for the entire University. IT&IP’s vision is to be an innovative technology leader within higher education by providing essential services and emerging technologies that simplify and improve access to knowledge and learning; promote equity and inclusion; increase student success; and prepare the leaders of tomorrow with skills necessary for the future.

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, business administration, educational technology, communications, or a related field is required; and at least ten years of successful and progressively responsible experience working with information technology and performance of design and supervision of large technical initiatives, demonstrated expertise in the assessment, deployment and management of technology-based services and solutions.

Master’s in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Communications, or a related field is preferred, but not required.

The Information Technology Division seeks to have the AVP for Advanced Computing and CTO in place by Summer 2023. The salary range for this position is $170,000 to $185,000.

A complete application package will include (1) a Letter of Interest, which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae or Resume; and (3) the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references. Additional information may be requested. Hiring authority will conduct due diligence on selected finalists.

COVID-19 Vaccination

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy at .

Out of State Work

The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU’s mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California’s schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU’s business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at .

Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate’s conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at .


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at .

Conflict of Interest

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. See policy at .

Outside Employment Disclosure

Prospective Executive and Management Plan Personnel employees must disclose all current outside employment at the time of hire as a precondition of hire and at the following times after hire: annually in July, within 30 days of accepting outside employment, and upon their manager’s request. See policy at .

Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. See policy at .


Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. See policy at .

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: .

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at . More information is available at: .


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit 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. More information is available at: and at .
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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