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Assistant Professor in Leadership and Management at California State Polytechnic University Pomona (Tenure-Track).

  • 1.  Assistant Professor in Leadership and Management at California State Polytechnic University Pomona (Tenure-Track).

    Posted 10 days ago

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management at the Management and Human Resources (MHR) Department housed in the College of Business Administration beginning Fall 2025. 


    Position Description: 

    The MHR Department seeks a candidate who strives for excellence in teaching and research in a highly collegial working environment. The new faculty is expected to: 


    • Teach leadership, organizational behavior, and other management courses based on the department’s needs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 
    • Maintain a well-defined stream of quality research. 
    • Advise students and participate in department, college, and university service.  

    Minimum Requirements: 

    • An earned Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Management, or other closely related fields from an accredited university. ABD candidates may also apply, but the degree must be conferred by [August 18, 2025].  
    • Candidates must provide evidence supporting effective teaching ability in the context of a multicultural and diverse student body. 
    • Candidates must demonstrate an ability to publish in quality peer-reviewed journals in leadership and other closely related management research areas. 
    • 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.” 

    Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 

    • A Ph.D. from an AACSB-accredited business school (or its international equivalent.)  
    • Experience teaching leadership and other management courses, such as organizational behavior, principles of management, negotiation and conflict management, organizational change, international management, and ethics and diversity management. 
    • A publication record aligned with Cal Poly Pomona’s Teacher-Scholar Model. 
    • Experience advising management student organizations, such as the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), PIHRA, and CEO clubs or student case study competitions and/or a desire and potential to do so.
    • Relevant industry experience or willingness to develop relationships with the business community.
    • Research expertise/interests encompass the impact of AI on leadership, organizations, and society, analytics in leadership and management, as well as interdisciplinary topics intersecting with leadership. 

    Conditions of Employment: 

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

     Application Process: 

    A complete application package will include an electronic copy of the following: 

    • A cover letter in which you describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. 
    • A current curriculum vitae 
    • A list of at least three references with contact information 
    • A statement of teaching philosophy addressing Cal Poly Pomona’s Teacher-Scholar Model (2 pages max) 
    • A research statement explaining the candidate’s research agenda (2 pages max) 
    • If available, course syllabi and student evaluations 
    • An unofficial transcript showing all doctoral coursework 
    • Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) that addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed here (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement): 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. 

    Finalists for the position will be required to: 

    • Provide official transcripts for the highest degree before the on-campus interview. 
    • Make a research presentation. 
    • Make a teaching presentation. 
    • Provide a research writing sample in the form of a publication or working paper.  
    • Provide three letters of reference dated within the last two years. 

    The position is open until filled. Completed applications received by September 9, 2024, will be considered first. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Nastaran Simarasl at nsimarasl@cpp.edu. If you are interested in an in-person meeting at the AOM Conference, please email your CV to Nastaran Simarasl.  

    Applications are accepted only via PageUp: Link  

    Full job description can be found in this page: Link 

    Affirmative Action/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. 

    Michael Caligiuri
    Assistant Professor
    California Polytechnic University Pomona
    Pomona CA
    (909) 869-2013