Assistant or Associate Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

About the position: 

The Department of Educational Leadership at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona seeks applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track position to begin fall 2019 or earlier. The Educational Leadership Department prepares 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 weekends on campus.
The position presents an outstanding opportunity to work with professional educators in a diverse and dynamic region. The scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus is located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and represents the extensive racial/ethnic diversity of the urban area. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to serving a highly diverse student body, reflecting our service area and the educational equity goals of the University, department, and programs. The Cal Poly Pomona campus is regularly recognized nationally for quality, affordability, and helping diverse students achieve economic success. Cal Poly Pomona is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Cal Poly Pomona cultivates success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. 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 position responsibilities will be primarily in the Doctoral Program for teaching, advising, and dissertation supervision and in the credential and MA programs as appropriate. Salary and appointment at the Assistant or untenured Associate Professor level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Educational Leadership, Policy, Administration or related discipline.
  • Successful leadership experience in K-12 education.
  • Commitment to serving diverse students, schools, districts, and local communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the excellence of our diverse academic community through teaching, research, and service as well as a commitment to work and experience working in an inclusive environment.
  • Expertise in bridging theory, research, policy, and practice in one or more of the following domains:
  • Educational leadership for equity and justice.
  • Policy and reform in education.
  • Organizational leadership and change.


Preferred/desired Qualifications:

  • Credential in Educational Administration.
  • Strong research agenda and recent scholarly productivity.
  • Successful teaching in leadership programs including advanced quantitative or qualitative research methods.
  • Experience with doctoral advising, qualifying examinations, and dissertation supervision.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with colleagues to advance scholarship, program quality, and student success.
  • Building and sustaining collaborative partnerships with local school districts.
  • Active participation in professional associations and networks related to area of expertise.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A completed application will consist of:

  • A completed application form
  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description.
  • A curriculum vitae addressing at least those elements in the position description.
  • A minimum of three letters of reference (within the past two years) and six additional names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position.
  • A transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists).
  • Links to, or copies of, recent scholarly publications or other professional writing.
  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching, or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced) is required. Factors to consider when drafting the Statement can be found at:


Completed packages postmarked November 1, 2018, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until it is filled. Additional information about the position is available at Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at General questions can be submitted to the following email:  Materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all tenured and probationary faculty of the department.


Please submit questions and additional materials to:

Educational Leadership Search Committee
c/o Marissa Shotwell-Tabke
College of Education and Integrative Studies
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA  91768-4016
Telephone: (909) 869-2358
Fax: (909) 869-2722

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP is one of six departments in the College of Education and Integrative Studies that offers specialized and graduate programs in Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Ethnic and Women’s Studies, Interdisciplinary General Education, and Liberal Studies. Additional information is available at the University’s website,

THE UNIVERSITY:  Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Cal Poly Pomona was ranked No. 47 on Money Magazine’s 2018 list of "The 50 Best Colleges in the U.S." for quality and affordability. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert.

Our student population is approximately 23,000 with 1,200 faculty who provide 51 baccalaureate programs, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and the doctoral program in Educational Leadership. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

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 Cleary Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at

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.