Computer Information Systems, Assistant Professor (2 Positions)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Internal Number: 96705
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Computer Information Systems. Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 11 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. 2 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 15 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):
Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;
Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
Adopts teaching strategies that supports the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;
Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
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 Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona is a diverse community of students, teacher-scholars, and staff committed to active learning through the application of theory to practice. The College partners with its stakeholders to develop individuals with the knowledge and skills to be successful and to contribute in a dynamic global business environment.
The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB and has been recognized by the Princeton Review, which included us in its 2011 edition of "Best 300 Business Schools," and U.S. News and World Report that continually ranks us as one of the premier master's-level public universities in the West.
The College of Business Administration provides eight subplans leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. It also offers several graduate programs - Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), and Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA).
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) department provides an option for the degree of Business Administration. The CIS Department also supports the MSIS program and serves in some other graduate programs, such as MSBA and MBA.
The CIS department provides students with the education to become Information Technology leaders. Our cutting-edge, career-focused programs and learn-by-doing teaching will make our graduates recognized nationally for their outstanding Information Technology expertise, innovative problem-solving ability, and effective interpersonal and communication skills.
The CIS Department is nationally known for the advancement and depth of its undergraduate curriculum. We are an inclusive group of 10 faculty from diverse backgrounds that serve approximately 940 undergraduate majors and 36% of them are of 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 our students. The department has a strong learn-by-doing philosophy and maintains a very competitive and up-to-date curriculum.
There are several student clubs that are associated with the CIS department - Forensics and Security Technology (FAST), Management Information Systems Student Association (MISSA), and Students with an Interest in the Future of Technology (SWIFT). Student clubs are very active in organizing large events, such as the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, and the annual Information Technology Competition. Since 2005 Cal Poly Pomona has had a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education. This designation is awarded by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The Center for Information Assurance is the focal point for Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Activities at Cal Poly Pomona. Through innovative educational programs, the center works to develop students for future careers in cyber security. Additional information about the department is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~cba/computer-information-systems/index.shtml.
Ph.D. in Information Systems or closed related discipline from an accredited university. Terminal degree must be earned by the start of the appointment.
Academic (i.e., teaching or research) or industry experiences in at least one of the following areas.
Network Security and Cybersecurity
IT Infrastructure and Administration
Information Systems Auditing
Demonstrated evidence of or commitment to research resulting in peer-reviewed journal publications. Candidates with doctorate conferred more than 5 years ago must have at least two peer reviewed journal articles within the past five years.
Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence in higher education.
A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through applicant's teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above. (Limit to 2 pages)
Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio. The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by Nov. 14, 2021. A completed application will consist of:
a cover letter that describes the candidate's teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the qualifications articulated in the position description;
a curriculum vitae;
official or unofficial transcript for each degree;
a Student Success Statement (limit to 2 pages); and
official transcript for each degree, teaching evaluations, and three recent recommendation letters for finalists only.
Please direct inquiries to Kathlee A. Von Velasco, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 Clery Disclosure Act, the university's annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. 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.
About California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
When you join Cal Poly Pomona as an employee, you join a diverse community of professionals dedicated to supporting students in the pursuit of their college degree and their career dreams.As one of only seven polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its learn-by-doing philosophy and for preparing job-ready graduates. We are one of 23 campuses that form the nation's largest university system, The California State University (CSU). We play a critical role in preparing outstanding individuals for the job market and to be leaders that will drive California's economy in the agriculture, information technology, business, hospitality, life sciences, health care, public administration, education, media and entertainment industries.So, explore your opportunities for a career at Cal Poly Pomona and make a difference!