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Accounting, Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 530351
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Finance/Accounting, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Tenure Track Faculty Position
Accounting Department

College of Business Administration


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Accounting.   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 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. 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, and 41% of new students were transfers in Fall 2022.  57% 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 53% Latinx, 22% Asian, 14% White, 3% Black, 2% International, 4% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. Thirty-nine percent of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.


Inclusive Excellence and Student Success.  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.

*As a part of the application for faculty positions, all candidates must submit a Student Success Statement that demonstrates their commitment and record of contributions to diversity and equity through their teaching, scholarship, or service by speaking to at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria below. 

Candidates should explain how they have engaged in the criteria below in their pedagogy, scholarship, and/or service, as well as the level to which these efforts have been consistently incorporated into their work.


Inclusive Excellence Criteria:

  1. Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups or other disadvantaged communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
  2. Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
  3. Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
  4. Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
  5. Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline and uses it to inform their work in specific ways;
  6. Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
  7. Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
  8. Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
  9. 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 Business Administration: The College of Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona is built on the inclusive polytechnic model with a central focus on learning by doing.  Our Equity in Business Initiative provides a platform where students are mentored by business professionals, develop inclusive leadership skills and learn the importance of valuing diversity in work environments. The College is a regional leader in graduate education through the Singelyn Graduate School of Business which offers MBA and specialist Masters degrees in business analytics, digital supply chain management, information security, digital marketing and accounting. We offer six comprehensive undergraduate programs and it's graduates are in high demand with industry partners such as Avanade, Amazon, Deloitte, The Federal Reserve, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and so many more. The college is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College has seven centers: Consultative Selling, Customer Insights and Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Mitchell C. Hill Center for Digital Innovation, Real Estate Research Council, Singelyn Center for Innovative Analytics and The California Center for Cyber Risk, where faculty members collaborate within and across disciplines for research and innovative educational programs. The College occupies a state-of-the-art, three-building complex housing over 100 faculty and staff, classrooms, lecture halls, labs, and high-tech conference rooms.

Department of Accounting: The Accounting Department has 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and offers undergraduate and master degrees in Accounting ( The College of Business Administration is AACSB accredited and the Accounting Department will be reviewed for the accounting supplemental accreditation in the next accreditation cycle.  The Department currently serves a diverse student population of about 650 undergraduate students, with a large percentage of the student body from underrepresented groups. The undergraduate degree includes a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides tax preparation assistance to lower-income families in the local area. This service program embodies the mission of the Accounting Department, which emphasizes a learn-by-doing philosophy while contributing to society. The Accounting Department offers two separate MSA programs, one as a general program and another through the College of Professional and Global Education. These programs are approved to prepare students for the AICPA’s Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) Credential.

We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through 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. The Accounting Department boasts an inclusive collegial environment that facilitates collaboration and learning between faculty members.

Position description: Teaching duties will be in one or more of the following areas: All accounting-related areas. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service to the Department, College, University, and Community.  The position requires research, publication and, other professional development. Faculty will also be involved in campus-wide committees, department activities, and other administrative tasks.  Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements include

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D./D.B.A. in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited school. For the taxation area, candidates with a combination of LL.M. (taxation) and J.D. degrees will be considered.  ABDs will be considered if the degree is completed by August 1, 2024. (Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity. Evidence should be provided in a Student Success Statement that responds to the prompt above - “Inclusive Excellence and Student Success”
  • Knowledge and application of current accounting theory and practices. 
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the academic community through research, teaching, and service, as well as experience working in an inclusive environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 

  • Publications and research background in accounting and related fields.
  • Professional experience in either public or private accounting.
  • Professional accounting certification and license (e.g., CPA, CMA, CIA, or CFE)
  • Effective teaching in a variety of undergraduate and graduate accounting courses. 

Conditions of Employment:

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

Application Process: A completed application will consist of:

  • A cover letter that explains how the candidate meets the qualifications listed above.
  • A curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; and
  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or engaging with a diverse student population (up to two pages, single-spaced) that responds to the prompt: “Inclusive Excellence and Student Success” and addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement).
  • A transcript showing the highest degree earned;
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three letters of reference and an official transcript;

Finalists for the position will: 

  • be required to provide official transcripts for the highest degree before the on-campus interview; 
  • be expected to make a scholarly and teaching presentation to faculty and interact with students.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than September 11, 2023. Early response is encouraged.

Please direct inquiries to 

Applications are accepted only via PageUp—an online application portal—for University hires.

Salary range for 9-month, Academic Year Appointment: $127,000 - $132,000

Equal Opportunity Employer
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity 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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