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Multiple Subject/Elementary Education, Assistant/Associate Professor

Apply now Job no: 518836
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Assistant/Associate Multiple Subject/Elementary Professor

Department of Education

College of Education and Integrative Studies

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

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.

The College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS) is a learning community focused on meeting the present and future needs of students in its communities. The college educates students to become highly qualified and significant leaders in society. It is committed to the principles of diversity, ethics and social justice, and life-long learning. Central to the college’s mission is innovation and integrative thinking, reflective practice, collaborative action, and learning by doing. The college’s four departments include two undergraduate degrees and academic programs—Liberal Studies and Early Childhood Studies—and two graduate departments—Education and Educational Leadership. There are a total of 1,362 students enrolled and 40 faculty within the college.

Department of Education: The Education Department’s mission is to empower transformative educators who advocate for justice and equity for all learners. We value equity, racial, and social justice; academic excellence; student success; experiential learning; inclusiveness; and social and environmental responsibility. The department offers credential programs in Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, and Single Subject; and offers added authorizations in Bilingual Education (Spanish and Mandarin), Adapted Physical Education, Agricultural Specialist. In addition, the department offers a Master of Arts in Education with options in Education Specialist, Curriculum and Instruction, and Administrative Services. We have 10 full-time faculty.

Position description: The Department of Education seeks an energetic scholar-practitioner who can teach credential courses, supervise teacher candidates in the field, advise credential, MA, and EdD candidates, and serve the department, college, university, community, and profession, along with maintaining a scholarly agenda. Applicants are expected to have experience in the academic preparation of ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students as well as understand culturally responsive instruction of students with disabilities.

A successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to preparing teacher credential and graduate level students at one of the most diverse universities in the West. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to serving a highly diverse student body, reflecting the Cal Poly Pomona service area and the educational equity goals of the University, department, and programs. The Cal Poly Pomona campus, designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is recognized nationally for quality, affordability, and helping diverse students achieve economic success.

Minimum requirements include

  • Doctoral degree in Education with a terminal degree at time of appointment.
  • Evidence of full-time teaching experience, or equivalent, as a teacher of record.
  • Experience working with multi-lingual communities.
  • Commitment to providing equity and access to all learners.
  • Evidence of emerging professional and scholarly agenda that aligns with the Department’s and College’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and/or social justice.
  • Evidence of knowledge and application of state standards and/or alternative standards in teaching, learning, and assessment of students.
  • A record of contributions and a commitment to student success through the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or 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: 

  • Multiple Subject teaching credential, with at least three years of public school teaching in P-8 as the teacher of record.
  • Ability to teach courses in English Language Arts; Art, Music, and PE; Foundations; Teacher Performance Assessment; Supervision; Early Childhood; Education Technology; and/or across multiple subject and single subject.
  • Experience with K-12 bilingual education;
    • for the tenure-track associate professor position, experience working with multi-lingual communities in university teaching and/or scholarship.
  • Capacity to coordinate a program (e.g., Bilingual program, Multiple Subject, Intern);
    • for the tenure-track associate professor position, experience in coordinating a program (e.g., Bilingual program, Multiple Subject, Intern).
  • Experience teaching education courses in higher education;
    • for the tenure-track associate professor position, three or more years teaching education courses in higher education, supervising teacher candidates in student teaching/clinical practice, and advising credential, MA, and/or EdD candidates.
  • Evidence of successful online teaching experience and the use of technology to support teaching and learning;
    • for the tenure-track associate professor position, demonstrated experience of successful online teaching and advanced use of technology to support teaching and learning.
  • Evidence of scholarly research and publication within the last three years, along a focused line of inquiry in the field of education that is appropriate to the candidate’s level of experience;
    • for the tenure-track associate professor position, evidence of ongoing scholarly research and creative activities with a focused line of inquiry that is commensurate for an associate professor.
  • Professional and scholarly agenda that demonstrates a commitment to equity, inclusion, and/or social justice;
  • Ability/Willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues to advance scholarship, program quality, and student success;
    • for the tenure-track associate professor position, experience in collaborating with others to advance scholarship, program quality, and student success.
  • Ability/Willingness to build and sustain collaborative partnerships with local school districts;
    • for the tenure-track associate professor position, experience in building and sustaining collaborative partnerships with local school districts.
  • Active participation in professional associations and networks related to area of expertise;
    • for the tenure-track associate professor position, leadership in professional associations and networks related to area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of the California state standards and the California Teacher Performance Expectations.

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 avpfa@cpp.edu.

Application Process:

A completed application will consist of

  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Links of publications in cover letter, or copies of recent scholarly publications or other professional writing.
  • All applicants will be considered for the tenure-track assistant professor position. If the applicant would like to be considered for the tenure-track associate professor position instead, the applicant must specify clearly in the opening line of the cover letter.
  • 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 that includes at least those elements specified in the position description.
  • At least three recent letters of reference (within the past two years), and three additional names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position.
  • Unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned.

Finalists for the position: 

  • will be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview; 
  • being interviewed are expected to make a presentation of scholarship work, make a teaching demonstration to faculty, and interact with students. 

Please direct inquiries to

Multiple Subject Teacher Education Search Committee

c/o Rebecca Briseno

Education Department

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: 909-869-3452

Email: rbriseno@cpp.edu

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 31, 2022.  

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

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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