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Management & Human Resources, Assistant Professor

California State Polytechnic University

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Management & Human Resources, Assistant Professor

Tenure Track Faculty Position
Management and Human Resources Department

College of Business Administration

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in the Management and Human Resources Department in an area related to the study and/or promotion of Organizational Behavior, Management, or other strongly related field from an accredited university.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of three 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 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. 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 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.

The College of Business Administration: The College of Business Administration offers comprehensive undergraduate programs as well as MBA and MS in Business Administration. The college is located in a $30 million, state-of-the-art, three-building complex that houses over 100 faculty and staff, classrooms, lecture halls, labs, conference rooms, and student club rooms among others. The College is accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International.

The MHR Department: MHR is one of six departments in the College of Business Administration, which serves almost 5,000 students. Our students are highly diverse with many first-generation students, a high number of Latinx students, as well as African-American students and students from other minoritized groups. The MHR Department has 15 tenure-track faculty members and more than 1,000 majors. The faculty holds Ph.D. degrees from some of the top research universities in the U.S. The faculty is conscientious about the teacher-scholar model embraced at Cal Poly Pomona, and strives to integrate research into teaching in a highly collegial working environment. http://www.cpp.edu/~cba/

Position Description: The MHR Department seeks a candidate who strives for excellence in both teaching and research in a highly collegial working environment. The new faculty is expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, principles of management, and aligned higher level electives.
  • Maintain a well-defined stream of quality management research.
  • Advise students and participate in department, college, university, and professional service.
  • Applicants whose work incorporates a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements Include:

  • An earned doctorate in Organizational Behavior, Management, or other strongly related field from an accredited university. ABD candidates may also apply, but degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
  • Candidates must have taught commensurate with experience and must provide evidence of working effectively with a diverse student body.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to publishing in quality peer-reviewed journals in their area of expertise.
  • A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, and service. This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • A PhD from a AACSB International accredited business school (or its international equivalent)
  • Experience teaching core management courses, such as Organizational Behavior and Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Experience teaching upper-level elective management courses, such as Leadership, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Organizational Change and Development, International Management, Ethics, and Diversity Management
  • Evidence of teaching excellence or demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence
  • Experience as an advisor with management student organizations or student case study competitions and/or desire and potential to do so
  • Relevant professional industry experience and/or willingness to develop relationships with the business community
  • Experience in or demonstrated potential to direct a center in a business school
  • Experience in grant writing or understanding of the grant writing application process

Application Process:
A complete application package will include an electronic copy of the following:

  • A cover letter that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A list of five references, with contact information
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A research statement explaining the candidate’s research agenda
  • If available, course syllabi and student evaluations and/or other evidence of demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence
  • An unofficial transcript showing all doctoral course work.
  • 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;

Finalists for the position will:

  • Be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview
  • Make a research presentation
  • Make a teaching presentation
  • Provide a research writing sample in form of a publication or working paper

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than August 24, 2022.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to Dr. Chantal van Esch at mhrsearch@cpp.edu
Applications accepted only via PageUp – online application portal - for University hires.

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