Tenure Track Faculty Position
Computer Science Department
College of Science
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in the Computer Science Department in an area related to the study and/or promotion of Computer 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 have participated 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. 3 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 – nearly half (49%) of new students were transfers in Fall 2020. 58% 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 49% Latinx, 21% Asian, 15% White, 3% Black, 5% International, 3% two or more races, 3% unknown, and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. 39% of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.
Inclusive Excellence Criteria. 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.
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 in the Student Success Statement):
1. Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;
2. Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
3. Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
4. Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
5. Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
6. Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;
7. Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
8. Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
9. Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
10. 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 Science
The College’s mission is to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. It offers 15 undergraduate degree programs and six Master’s degrees across seven academic departments that include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. Our Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) supports K-16 education locally and nationally to increase STEM success and participation for all. The College of Science has approximately 150 full-time faculty, 45 staff, and 4,600 active majors. Our commitment to the teacher-scholar model results in our college being the largest recipient of extramural grant funding on campus. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment.
The Computer Science Department at Cal Poly Pomona has a strong ABET accredited B.S. program, as well as a high-quality M.S. program, with 17 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 20 part-time lecturers. We embody the principle of an engaged teacher-scholar model which emphasizes the learning by doing philosophy. We are an inclusive group of faculty from diverse backgrounds teaching a very diverse group of students (36% URM). Faculty members share a strong commitment to collegiality, collaboration, dedicated teaching and innovative scholarship, active participation in the shared governance of the department, and robust intellectual engagement with each other and the students. Our teaching and research are supported by several computing laboratories, some dedicated to instruction, and others focusing on research. Our lab spaces (with Linux and Windows environments) provide open and inviting lab spaces for our students, to interact with each other and feel part of a peer learning community. More information about our department and instructional programs is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~cs/.
Minimum requirements include:
- Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related area from an accredited university at the time of appointment.
- A commitment to diversity and inclusivity through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, and/or service, demonstrated by a Student Success Statement addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.
- Demonstrated potential to establish an active research program with undergraduate and/or master’s students.
- Demonstrated potential to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and graduate courses.
Preferred Qualifications include:
- University teaching experience
- Ability to teach Computer Science core courses that require some specialized knowledge, for example Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Software Engineering.
- Ability to develop/establish an active and sustainable research program based on their specialties.
- Experience of conducting scholarly research activities with undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Conditions of Employment:
The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 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. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ . Questions regarding the policy may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A completed application will consist of:
- A cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s teaching, research and student success experience and interests and that addresses how you meet the minimum qualifications mentioned above (up to 2 pages, single-spaced);
- A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population. Please address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Teaching Philosophy Statement (up to 2 pages);
- Research Statement that includes proposed research plan and details how undergraduate and graduate students will be involved (up to 4 pages);
- List of graduate and undergraduate courses the applicant would prefer teaching;
- Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, official transcripts will be required of finalists);
- Names, titles, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three references who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in this position;
- Semi-Finalists for the position will be required to provide three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years and uploaded to PageUp by the recommender).
An official transcript showing the highest degree will be required before the finalists come to campus for interviews.
Applicants invited for a campus interview will be required to give a teaching lecture demonstration in a class (topic shall be suggested by the search committee), as well as a scholarly presentation of their research to faculty and students.
The positions are open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 20, 2023. Early response is encouraged.
Applications accepted only via PageUp – online application portal - for University hires.
General inquiries regarding the application process and/or the Computer Science Department should be directed to (email only):
Faculty Search Committee c/o Dr. Amar Raheja/Dr. Tingting Chen
Computer Science Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768
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Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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.