Tenure track faculty hires will demonstrate a commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to these inclusive excellence criteria (a minimum of two must be addressed inthe Student Success Statement):
Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;
Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
Adopts teaching strategies that supports the learning and success of students from diverse studentpopulations;
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 diversecommunities;
Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within thediscipline;
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 andpedagogy 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
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 11 distinct departments at www.cpp.edu/class.
The Department of Geography and Anthropology consists of eight tenured/tenure-track faculty, divided evenly between Anthropology and Geography. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Geography and Anthropology. The Anthropology degree program offers three options: general anthropology, appliedanthropology, and archaeology.
Our majors in anthropology are over 70% female and 58% URM, while our Geography majors are 41% female and 56% URM. Geography and Anthropology faculty embody the teacher scholar model through active mentorship of undergraduate student research, teaching excellence grounded within a critical framework that takes equity and inclusivity as a core value. Our faculty are also active leaders, serving on college and campus wide committees that promote inclusive excellence among our faculty ranks and student community. Interdisciplinary collaboration within the department and across campus is an important component of our culture which values collaboration, advocacy, equity inclusivity, and team work.
The new Anthropology faculty member will also be a part of the Ethnic Studies Affinity Faculty and will have the opportunity to engage with a new and permanent Office of Ethnic Studies Affinity Teaching and Scholarship. This is a space for collaboration across disciplines and methodological vantage points, mentorship, and professional development programming. The Ethnic Studies Affinity Faculty, and the resources to support them, are a key element of CPP’s ongoing efforts to ensure the flourishing of our diverse students and faculty and be the leading inclusive polytechnic university in the nation.
D. in Anthropology by the time of appointment.
Evidence of ability to be successful at university teaching, either as teaching assistant or instructor of
Active community-based research in Black and/or Indigenous studies in what is now the United
Ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, research,service, and fostering an inclusive
Ability to teach courses in area of specialization and support the department and its
An active program of relevant research with student
Ability to serve as an advisor and research mentor to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student
Conditions of Employment:
The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.
A cover letter that describes the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, andresearch
A curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application
A Student Success Statement about the candidate’s commitment to working with a diverse student population, including expertise and/or experiences in promoting educational equity (e.g., ethnic and racial diversity, socio-economic diversity, gender equity, inclusion of members of the LGBTQ community, religion, anddisabled people). Address at least two of the inclusive excellencecriteria listed (2 pages maximum)
Names and contact information of 3-5 references.
A completed application
Semi-finalists will be asked to submit three recent letters of recommendation (dated within the last 2 years). Semi-finalists will provide contact information for recommenders during the application process and thesystem will contact recommenders and provide a method for uploading
Transcripts showing highest degree Official transcripts will be required of finalists only.
Consideration of completed applications will begin on January 20, 2022 and continue until the position isfilled. The position is open until filled. Early response is highly encouraged.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action 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.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 11 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 Po...mona 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. 15 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 [email protected]