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Architecture, Assistant Professor (*Deadline Extended*)

California State Polytechnic University- Pomona
Pomona, California
Competitive and Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Department of Architecture

College of Environmental Design

Salary Range: $82,000-$84,468 Annual

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in the Architecture Department in an area related to the study and/or promotion of Architecture.

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, 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 Environmental Design

The mission of the College of Environmental Design (ENV) is to provide an outstanding academic and professional learning experience within a multidisciplinary structure. Creative excellence, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility have guided ENV's programs since it was established in 1970. Our award-winning programs offer professional degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning; at the undergraduate level in Art History and Visual Communication Design; and at the graduate level in Regenerative Studies. Faculty research, professional and creative activities are brought into the classroom through the Teacher-Scholar Model. Support and recognition for faculty efforts facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and promote their rich talent, expertise, and influence. We seek opportunities for engagement with practice in California, nationally and internationally. We are educating the future leaders of the design professions, and therefore have an obligation to ensure that all constituencies of those professions represent the diversity of California's population. Diversity is our strength.

Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture (CPPARC) has two accredited degrees: the five-year B.Arch. program and the three-year M.Arch. program. These degrees focus on the integration of knowledge-based areas of the curriculum into the design studios.

Since its inception in 1968, CPPARC’s mission has been to equip students with the necessary tools that will allow them to become responsible professionals, motivated by a sense of civic duty and engagement. An aspect of that mission speaks to an enduring commitment to supporting career readiness. We consider integrative design practices to be an essential part of preparing students for professional practice and licensure. Recognizing CPP’s unique urban location at the center of the Los Angeles basin, with an incredibly diverse population, that is undergoing a densifying suburban transformation and adding new transit infrastructure, our professional programs operate in a living laboratory where students and faculty can conduct timely research as well as develop innovative design ideas and working methods. The Department is committed to strengthen our focus areas in urban design, technology, healthcare and wellness, sustainability and resilience, and historic preservation.

CPPARC supports the University’s teacher-scholar model, where faculty are expected to undertake intellectual, creative, and scholarly activities that contribute to both the faculty’s teaching and their creative/scholarly interests. The teacher-scholar model provides a platform for faculty to integrate their teaching, service, and scholarship, within the creative context of the region. The Department also owes its perspectives about the practice of architecture to the multicultural demographics of Southern California and the broad spectrum of creative opportunities found in the region.

The Position

Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Architecture (CPPARC) is seeking a new Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Architecture to join the faculty who is committed to advancing the discipline and profession of Architecture. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability or potential to actively engage in and support the Inclusive Excellence of our academic community.

The new faculty will be expected to teach architecture design studio, lecture courses, and seminars within the B.Arch and M.Arch programs. The new faculty member will also contribute service to the operational requirements of the department, college, and university. Faculty are also expected to engage in creative/scholarly activities as professional development that contributes to their teaching. We welcome candidates who can bring one or more of the following expertise: Architecture Professional Practice, Integration of Technology in Design & Construction, Comprehensive Design, Project Development, and Current Trends in Architectural Design Thinking and Research.

Students are the strength of Cal Poly Pomona Architecture, and many are the first in their family to attend college, most come from diverse backgrounds and a substantial number of students transfer from a community college to fulfill their dream of becoming an architect. The department fosters a collegial environment and is committed to the values of equity and inclusivity in teaching and mentoring diverse student populations. The ideal candidate is expected to build upon the unique strengths of our CPPARC students and community, and the CPP commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Minimum requirements:

  • An advanced degree (Master or Ph.D) in architecture or field(s) related to the position description. At least one degree must be in architecture from an accredited program. The Advanced degree must be completed by the start of the appointment;
  • Experience teaching design studios, lecture courses or seminars at the postsecondary education level
  • A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through applicant’s practice, teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will demonstrate a capacity in most of the following:

  1. Experience teaching or potential to teach in the areas of professional practice, such as professional ethics, regulatory requirements, or business of  architecture;
  2. Experience teaching or potential to teach comprehensive design, such as building technologies, materials, envelopes, structural systems, sustainable practices or assessing building performance;
  3. Evidence of advancing academic knowledge and/or practice of architecture through research, scholarship, and/or creative activities as described in the position;
  4. Licensed to practice architecture in the United States or on the path to licensure in the United States.
  5. Record of experience in coordination of students and faculty in a design studio and/or student advising, student research or student club activities
  6. Record of service on university committees, and/or service to the discipline of architecture and/or professional organizations, and/or community organizations.

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 . Questions regarding the policy may be sent to

Application Process:

A completed application will consist of:

  • Cover letter that describes the candidate’s experiences and interests in teaching, research or creative activities, and service (1 page maximum);
  • 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;
  • Statement how minimum and preferred qualifications are met. For clarity, each qualification must be addressed separately in the same order as listed in the description of the position (2 pages maximum);
  • A curriculum vitae including relevant experiences such as presentations, publications, grants, awards, professional experience, community and academic service and credentials;
  • A PDF portfolio (formatted 8 ½ x 11) with research, scholarly and/or creative works, and other achievements relevant to the position (20 pages maximum);
  • Contact information for three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position
  • An unofficial transcript showing the highest degree earned.

Finalists for the position will: 

  • be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview; 
  • be required to provide three recent letters of reference (Dated within last 12 months)
  • be required to participate in an on-campus interview which will include a presentation to faculty and students on the candidate’s research, scholarly, professional, and/or teaching interests and achievements, and a teaching demonstration.

Applications accepted only via PageUp – online application portal - for University hires.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 6th, 2023

Please direct inquiries to

Department of Architecture,

Associate Professor Marc Schulitz, Search Committee Chair

Professor Sarah Lorenzen, Search Committee Member

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.



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