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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for four tenure-track assistant professor positions in the Department of Ethnic and Women's Studies. The department is presently housed in the College of Education and Integrative Studies with plans to move to the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.
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. For additional information about the university, please visit www.cpp.edu, and for more about faculty life, please see YourLife@CPP.
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):
- 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 student populations;
- 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 diverse communities;
- Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;
- 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 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.
The Ethnic and Women's Studies Department is transitioning from the College of Education and Integrative Studies to the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences.
College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Mission and Vision: We cultivate one's intellectual development, ethical reasoning, and aesthetic sensibility to support creative and critical thinking in a diverse world of competing challenges. We will be a supportive, engaged, and diverse community of teachers, learners, and scholars committed to improving the human condition and to bettering the world.
College of Education and Integrative Studies Mission: Our mission is to prepare students to become dynamic, innovative, skilled, and socially responsible leaders in a changing local and global society. As a learning community of students, scholars, and professionals, we are dedicated to the advancement and development of knowledges, interdisciplinary and student-centered education, equity, and community engagement.
The Ethnic and Women's Studies Department (EWS) dedicates itself to sustaining a home for our students, faculty, and community partners to advocate and advance knowledge about marginalized peoples, and the processes by which they were constituted and transformed over time. To empower learners to critically assess their lived experiences, our department provides learners with tools and language to decode and analyze forms of systemic oppression including, but not limited to, colonization, racism, sexism, and cis-heteropatriarchy. We also use experiential learning to create coalitional communities rooted in activism, resistance, and liberation.
We seek applicants for each of our four Ethnic Studies fields and whose research and teaching focus on: (1) African American Studies: Pan African Studies, African American History, and/or Afro-Futurism; (2) Chicana/o Latina/o Studies: Central American Studies, Afro-Latina/o/x Studies, and/or Chicana/Latina Feminisms; (3) Asian Pacific Islander American Studies: Critical refugee studies, Pacific Islander Studies, and/or Asian Diaspora; and (4) Native American Studies: California Indians, environmental justice, and/or Native American feminism. Applicants whose research and teaching overlap any of the four areas, are also encouraged to apply.
These positions were created in response to a new Ethnic Studies general education Ethnic Studies requirement (GE area F) implemented by the CSU. This requirement was developed to advance innovative approaches to the study of racialization and the practice of social justice. Along with GE area F courses, the candidate will also be expected to teach core courses in their fields of specialization, as well as additional EWS courses. In addition, the candidates should have the ability to teach comparative Ethnic Studies courses, integrate multiple disciplinary cultural and global perspectives, and incorporate educational technology in their teaching and professional activities. Candidates should also be committed to working with the campus cultural centers and with a diverse student population. We seek colleagues who can collaborate across disciplinary lines, bring innovative anti-racist, and decolonial approaches to teaching, and have a demonstrated commitment to activism.
At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. Our faculty embrace the Teacher-Scholar model. We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.
- An earned doctorate in Ethnic Studies, Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, or other related field from an accredited university. Terminal degree must be earned by the start of the appointment.
- A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through applicant's teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above. (Limit to 2 pages)
- Ability to teach comparative courses and integrate multiple disciplinary cultural and global perspectives.
- Demonstrated potential to teach undergraduates at a diverse college or university setting;
- Evidence of scholarly engagement and potential as demonstrated through conference presentations, publications and/or grant development; and
- Commitment and ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service and work as well as experience fostering an inclusive environment
- Demonstrate success in critical/interactive pedagogical practices in Ethnic Studies, including service learning.
- Additional specialties are desired in K-12 education, social movements, performance studies, critical prison studies, labor studies, diaspora studies, settler colonialism, tribal law, intersectional and global feminism, and queer/trans of color studies.
- Two years of successfully teaching undergraduates at a college or university setting.
- Experience in mentoring and advising students, working with student groups, cultural centers, and/or community-based organizations.
A completed application will consist of:
- A completed Cal Poly Pomona University application available at: https://www.cpp.edu/faculty-affairs/acadapplication_feb2017.pdf
- A cover letter that identifies the Ethnic Studies field(s) the candidate is applying to, describes the candidate's teaching philosophy working within a diverse campus community, research expertise, and interests that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description (Limit to 2-3 pages);
- A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through applicant's teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above (Limit to 2 pages);
- A curriculum vitae of those elements specified in the job announcement and including the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three to six individuals who can speak to the candidate's potential for success in this position;
- Finalists will be asked for three recent letters of recommendation, a course syllabus, and a chapter or article of their scholarship; and
- A transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists).
The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 30th, 2021. Early submission is encouraged. All materials can and should be submitted via Interfolio.
Please direct inquiries to the search committee co-chairs: Dr. Anita Jain (email@example.com) & Dr. José M. Aguilar-Hernández (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 and learning. 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's annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.