Job No: 532415 Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track Location: Pomona Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Tenure Track Faculty Position Political Science
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Political Science. 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, Cal Poly Pomona students participate in an integrative experiential learning education that is inclusive, relevant, and values diverse perspectives and experiences. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing approach and Teacher Scholar Model.
The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. We acknowledge that Cal Poly Pomona resides on the territorial and homelands of the Tongva and Tataavium people who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar. The university's nearly 30,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus's more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 baccalaureate and 29 master's degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership.
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. 28 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.
The Cal Poly Pomona campus is located less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour's drive of beaches, mountains and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit www.cpp.edu, and for more about faculty life, please see YourLife@CPP.
Student Population. California residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona, and 41% of new students were transfers in Fall 2022. 57% of Cal Poly Pomona students are first generation, 70% receive financial aid, and 44% qualify as Pell-eligible. The university enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 53% Latinx, 22% Asian, 14% White, 3% Black, 2% International, 4% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. Thirty-nine percent of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.
Inclusive Excellence and Student Success. We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society.
*As a part of the application for faculty positions, all candidates must submit a Student Success Statement that demonstrates their commitment and record of contributions to diversity and equity through their teaching, scholarship, or service by speaking to at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria below.
Candidates should explain how they have engaged in the criteria below in their pedagogy, scholarship, and/or service, as well as the level to which these efforts have been consistently incorporated into their work.
Inclusive Excellence Criteria:
Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups or other disadvantaged communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline and uses it to inform their work in specific ways;
Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences: Cal Poly Pomona's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) brings to life a vibrant hands-on experience through disciplines in the humanities, performing arts, and social sciences. As the heart and soul of the campus, the College's mission is to cultivate one's intellectual development, ethical reasoning, and aesthetic sensibility to support creative and critical thinking in a dynamic world of competing challenges. We are a community diverse in backgrounds, expertise, and thought, committed to improving the human condition and to bettering the world. Our faculty, students, and staff are devoted to creating an inclusive environment where all can thrive through the College's programs, research activities, creative performances, community outreach, and signature experiences. Learn more about the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences and our 12 distinct departments at www.cpp.edu/class.
Department of Political Science: The Political Science Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for appointment beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year specializing in Public Law. Sixty percent of our majors are first generation and 70% identify with a minoritized group. The major enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 64% Latinx, 14% White, 8% Asian, 5% Black, 3% two or more races, 3% international, 3% unknown, and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander. The Political Science major emphasizes research and hands-on learning. All Political Science majors complete a capstone project in which they use their research skills and knowledge of the field to develop and conduct in-depth research projects. The Department also enables students to participate in intensive internships and study abroad experiences. We are proud to have established a collegial and inclusive environment with a commitment to social, economic, and racial justice.
Position description: The faculty member will be part of a collegial Political Science Department that grants both B.A. degrees and M.P.A. (Master's in Public Administration) degrees. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the university. Applicants whose work demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. Cal Poly Pomona is a Hispanic-serving institution, and the faculty member will be an advisor to many under-represented minorities and first-generation college students.
The faculty member will be expected to teach from courses in the public law subfield, such as Introduction to Public Law, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers, Jurisprudence, and Contemporary Issues in Law. There will be opportunities to develop new courses in accordance to the faculty member's expertise (for example, law and society, judicial politics, critical legal studies, social justice).
Minimum requirements include:
Ph.D. in Political Science from an accredited university at the time of appointment. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position (Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.)
Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity. Evidence should be provided in a Student Success Statement that responds to the prompt above - 'Inclusive Excellence and Student Success'
University teaching experience as instructor of record and/or teaching assistant
Evidence of scholarly potential (conference presentations, publications, grant development, etc.)
Evidence of demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic and broader community through research, teaching, and/or service and work, as well as experience fostering an inclusive environment
Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Research interests related to law and society, judicial politics, critical legal studies, and/or social justice would be a plus. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the ability to mentor and advise under-served populations including, but not limited to, African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students.
Conditions of Employment:
The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.
A completed application will consist of
Cover letter in which you describe your interest in the position, teaching performance, research experience and interests, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;
A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) that responds to the prompt above - 'Inclusive Excellence and Student Success' and addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement).
The names and contact information for at least three individuals that can serve as references;
Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, official transcripts will be required of finalists);
Finalists for the position will:
be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview;
be required to provide three letters of reference dated within the last two years;
Final candidates being interviewed are expected to make a presentation of creative work and a teaching demonstration to faculty and interact with students.
The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Friday, November 3, 2023.
Applications accepted only via PageUp-online application portal-for University hires.
Salary range for 9-month, Academic Year Appointment: $80,000-$82,400
Equal Opportunity Employer California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity 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 prepares a public annual security report.
Advertised: September 26, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled
Cal Poly Pomona consistently ranks among the best universities in the country when it comes to quality education, affordability and career prospects for graduates. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. U.S News noted Cal Poly Pomona was eighth most diverse among regional universities in the West and tenth most diverse in the nation. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.