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Assistant Professor of Computer Science (2 positions)

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Computer Science.   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 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. 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, 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 supports 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

  • 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 of Science’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 has approximately 145 full-time faculty, 45 staff, 4,700 majors, and enrolls over 35,000 students each semester. The College of Science is committed to the teacher-scholar model and is the largest recipient of extramural 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 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 18 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 faculties 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



    Minimum requirements include:

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related area from an accredited university at the time of appointment.
    • A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above (Limit to 2 pages).
    • Demonstrated commitment to actively engage in the teaching, research and curricular development activities of the department at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department academic community through research, teaching and service, and a commitment to work and experience working in an inclusive environment
    • Ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and graduate courses in area of research.
    • Ability to articulate complex subject matter to students at all educational levels and backgrounds.


    Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

    The successful applicant will bring most, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, characteristics, skills, and experiences:

    • Preference will be given to candidates in any of the areas of Software Engineering, Systems and Data Science and related areas.
    • Candidates in other major computer science areas will also be considered, and are thus encouraged to apply.


    Conditions of Employment:

    The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.


    Application Process:

    A completed application will consist of:

    • A Student Success Statement that demonstrates applicant’s commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above (Limit to 2 pages);
    • A cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the requirements mentioned above (Limit to 2 pages);
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • Statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy (Limit to 2 pages);
    • Statement of applicant’s proposed research plan that details how undergraduate and graduate students will be involved (Limit to 4 pages);
    • List of graduate and undergraduate courses the applicant would prefer teaching;
    • Current transcript showing highest degree earned/pursuing;
    • Names, titles, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three individuals 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 Interfolio by the recommender).


    An official transcript showing the highest degree will be required before the successful candidate starts in the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Applicants invited for an interview will be required to give a teaching lecture 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 December 5, 2021.  Early response is encouraged.  Electronic submission of all application must be submitted online via Interfolio. 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
    Computer Science Department
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Pomona, CA 91768


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