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Educational Leadership, Assistant/Associate Professor

Apply now Job no: 519139
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, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Educational Leadership Department

College of Education & Integrative Studies

Salary Range: $85,000-$87,840 Annual

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for two tenure track faculty ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR positions in the Educational Leadership Department in an area related to the study and/or promotion of Educational Leadership.

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 Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS)

The CEIS’ 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 knowledge, interdisciplinary and student-centered education, equity, and community engagement.

Department of Educational Leadership Mission

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership of the College of Education and Integrative Studies is to prepare educational leaders to serve the needs of diverse learners, families, schools, and communities across Southern California in ways that are caring, collaborative, and culturally responsive. We are committed to developing transformative educational leaders who embody the values of reflexive self-examination, critical inquiry, and intersectional praxis to lead educational institutions as scholar-practitioners. We commit to providing school leaders with the analytical tools they need to be advocates for equity, social justice, and asset-based approaches that provide opportunities for success to all students, especially historically and persistently minoritized populations.

Description of the Programs in the Department

We prepare scholar-practitioners who champion social justice, equity, and excellence for all; conduct critical inquiry to improve policies and practices; and serve as ethical, transformative leaders. The programs within the department include an Administrative Services Credential program for school leaders, offered in local school districts; a master’s degree program in the Department of Education, with emphasis in Educational Leadership; and a Doctoral program in Educational Leadership (EdD), a three-year cohort program conducted alternate Saturdays on campus. The programs emphasize leadership for social justice and collaborative decision making and partner with area school districts in program outreach and support.

Position Description: We seek applicants for two tenure-track positions. The positions are open at the assistant or associate level, with an effective appointment date of the 2023-2024 academic year. The position responsibilities include teaching, research, and service in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program which may include serving as dissertation or master’s thesis or master’s project chair.

Minimum requirements:

• An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership or related field from an accredited university. Terminal degree must be earned by the start of the appointment.

• A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through 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.

• Evidence of scholarly engagement and/or potential as demonstrated through conference presentations, publications and/or grant development that aligns with the department's commitment to social justice and equity.

• Educational leadership experience in diverse PK-12 settings.

Additional minimum requirements for associate professor:

• Current rank of associate professor or a minimum of 5 years of full-time university teaching experience at the assistant professor level with strong teaching evaluations, a strong record of research with publications and presentations in professional venues including at least three scholarly peer-reviewed publications and/or externally funded grants, and a demonstrated commitment of service at the institutional and professional levels, including department, college, university, educational agencies, community, and professional organizations.

Preferred/Desired qualifications:

• Credential or Certification in Educational Administration.

• Expertise in leading change processes for equity, advocacy, and education policy for PK-12 education.

• Commitment to work collaboratively with colleagues to advance scholarship, program quality, and student success.

• Building and sustaining collaborative partnerships with local school districts, community organizations, and/or non-profit organizations.

• Active participation in professional associations, community organizations, and/or networks related to equity in educational leadership.

• Demonstrated commitment or experience facilitating interactive and student-centered instruction for adult learners.

Additional preferred/desired qualifications for associate professor:

• Experience with master’s and/or doctoral advising and committee membership or chairing of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis or master’s projects.

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 (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) in which you identify which rank you are applying for (assistant or associate) based on the criteria that is listed above, describe your interest in the position, teaching philosophy, relevant experience, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;

• A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) about your teaching or other experiences and successes in working with a diverse student population. Please address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above;

• Three letters of reference;

• Curriculum vitae (please list the names and contact information for three additional references);

• An unofficial transcript showing the highest degree earned.

Finalists for the position will:

• Be invited to a campus visit for an interview, and to present teaching and research demonstrations to faculty and students.

• Provide an official transcript.

• Provide at least 3 student teaching evaluations (for associate professor applicants).

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 15, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PST.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. José M. Aguilar-Hernández, search committee co-chair, at

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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