California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the rank of Assistant Professor, appointment effective beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. 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):
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 supports 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 Science
The College of Science’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 has approximately 145 full-time faculty, 45 staff, 4,700 majors, and enrolls over 35,000 students each semester. The College of Science is committed to the teacher-scholar model and is the largest recipient of extramural 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.
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
The Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) Department supports the college’s mission to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. We believe in fostering curiosity and a culture of scientific discovery. Our department’s objective is to investigate ways to advance the art and science of health and human movement. The KHP department is growing with five new tenure-track faculty hired in the last three years. The KHP offers two B.S. degree programs (General, with emphases in exercise science, health promotion, or socio-cultural, and Pedagogy) and an M.S. degree in Kinesiology (emphases in Exercise Physiology, Adapted Physical Education, and Curriculum and Instruction).
The Department supports laboratories in Biomechanics/Motor Neuroscience, Human Performance, Exercise Physiology, Mind and Heart Research, Psychophysiology, and the Motor Development Clinic. Faculty are encouraged to collaborate inside and outside the department.
The Kinesiology and Health Promotion faculty have expertise in pedagogy, children and adults with a disability, health promotion, stress management, cultural studies of sport and exercise, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. The faculty’s research interest can be found at KHP webpage.
The Position: We are seeking an energetic and innovative candidate with expertise in race, ethnicity and social justice in sport and/or health. The faculty member’s duties will include:
- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses focused on race, ethnicity, and social justice in sport and/or health, as well as developing and/or revising courses within expertise.
- Engaging in scholarly activity, including securing internal/external funding, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
- Being active in professional societies and serving on department, college, and university committees.
- Active participation in the ethnic studies affinity cluster.
The new faculty member will be a part of the Ethnic Studies Affinity Faculty and will have the opportunity to engage with a new and permanent Office of Ethnic Studies Affinity Teaching and Scholarship. This is a space for collaboration across disciplines and methodological vantage points, mentorship, and professional development programming. The Ethnic Studies Affinity Faculty, and the resources to support them, are a key element of CPP’s ongoing efforts to ensure the flourishing of our diverse students and faculty and be the leading inclusive polytechnic university in the nation.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, research and service and have experience working in an inclusive environment. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Hold a Doctorate in Kinesiology or related field and a specialization in race and social justice in sport and/or health from an accredited institution by the time of appointment;
- Demonstrate the ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service;
- Have a strong academic background in race, ethnicity and social justice in sport and/or health;
- Demonstrate potential to be effective in college teaching related to race, ethnicity and social justice in sport and/or health;
- Demonstrate potential for achievements in research, scholarly, and creative activities;
- A commitment and record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service, demonstrated by a Student Success Statement addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above;
- Demonstrate a commitment to contribute, teach, and engage in a multicultural environment with a diverse student body (>50% URM); and
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to develop and teach a general education cross-listed course that meets the requirements for Area F Ethnic Studies courses (described near the end).
- Additional training through a post-doctorate or similar experience;
- Additional experience in experiential learning approaches.
Conditions of Employment:
The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.
First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 24, 2022.
A completed application will consist of:
- 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" above. (Limit to 2 pages);
- A cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description (Limit to 2 pages single-spaced);
- Current curriculum vitae;
- Statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy (Limit to 2 pages single-spaced);
- Statement of applicant’s proposed research plan that shows how undergraduate and graduate students may be involved (Limit to 2 pages single-spaced);
- Current transcript showing highest degree earned/pursuing (an official transcript will be required for finalists);
- Names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three individuals who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in this position;
- Completion of the form found at: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication_feb2017.pdf
Semi-Finalists for the position will also:
- Provide three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years and uploaded to Interfolio by the recommender);
- If selected as a finalist, candidates will be required to give a teaching lecture (topic shall be suggested by the search committee), as well as a scholarly presentation of their research to faculty and students.
An official transcript showing the highest degree will be required before the successful candidate starts in the 2022-2023 academic year.
The positions are open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Friday, January 24, 2022. Early response is encouraged. Electronic submission of all application must be submitted online via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/99866
General inquiries regarding the application process and/or the Department should be directed to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Dr. Ken Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org