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Computer Science, Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 531053
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Computer Science Department

College of Science

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Computer Science. 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 Science

The College’s mission is to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. It offers 15 undergraduate degree programs and six Master’s degrees across seven academic departments that include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. Our Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) supports K-16 education locally and nationally to increase STEM success and participation for all. The College of Science has approximately 150 full-time faculty, 40 staff, and 4,500 active majors. Our commitment to the teacher-scholar model results in our college being the largest recipient of extramural grant funding on campus. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment.


The Computer Science Department at Cal Poly Pomona has a strong ABET accredited B.S. program, as well as a high-quality M.S. program, with 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 21 part-time lecturers. We embody the principle of an engaged teacher-scholar model which emphasizes the learning by doing philosophy. We are an inclusive group of faculty from diverse backgrounds teaching a very diverse group of students (36% URM). Faculty members share a strong commitment to collegiality, collaboration, dedicated teaching and innovative scholarship, active participation in the shared governance of the department, and robust intellectual engagement with each other and the students. Our teaching and research are supported by several computing laboratories, some dedicated to instruction, and others focusing on research. Our lab spaces (with Linux and Windows environments) provide open and inviting lab spaces for our students, to interact with each other and feel part of a peer learning community. More information about our department and instructional programs is available at

Minimum requirements include:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related area from an accredited university. (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” and addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement).
  • Demonstrated potential to establish an active research program with undergraduate and/or master’s students.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellent teaching of a broad range of undergraduate courses and graduate courses in Computer Science.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Preference will be given to candidate in any of the areas of Software Engineering, Games, Artificial Intelligence and Operating Systems.
  • Candidates in other major computer science areas will also be considered and are thus highly encouraged to apply.
  • University teaching experience, including teaching assistant experience.
  • Ability to develop/establish an active and sustainable research program based on their specialties.
  • Experience of conducting scholarly research activities with undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Conditions of Employment: 

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

Application Process:
A completed application will consist of:

  • Cover letter in which you summarize your interest in the position, relevant teaching, research and student success experience, and how you meet the minimum qualifications mentioned above (up to 2 pages, single-spaced);
  • A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) that responds to the prompt above - “Inclusive Excellence and Student Success” and addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement).
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement (up to 2 pages);
  • Research Statement that includes proposed research plan and details how undergraduate and graduate students will be involved (up to 4 pages);
  • List of Cal Poly Pomona graduate and undergraduate courses the applicant prefers to teach;
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, official transcripts will be required of finalists);
  • Names, titles, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three references who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in this position;
  • Semi-Finalists for the position will be required to provide three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years and uploaded to PageUp by the recommender).

Finalists for the position will: 

  • be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview; 
  • be required to provide three letters of reference dated within the past two years;
  • Final candidates being interviewed are expected to make a scholarly presentation to faculty and students, and a teaching demonstration in a class (topics shall be suggested by the search committee).

The positions are open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Oct. 16, 2023.  Early response is encouraged. 

Please direct inquiries to

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

Salary range for 9-month, Academic Year Appointment: $95,000 - $98,000

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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