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Cal Poly Pomona, Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Supply Chain Management , Deadline: October 9, 2023

September 18, 2023 2:38 PM | Carlos Gonzalez

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Technology and Operations Management. 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.

The College of Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona is built on the inclusive polytechnic model with a central focus on learning by doing.  Our Equity in Business Initiative provides a platform where students are mentored by business professionals, develop inclusive leadership skills and learn the importance of valuing diversity in work environments. The College is a regional leader in graduate education through the Singelyn Graduate School of Business which offers MBA and specialist Masters degrees in business analytics, digital supply chain management, information security, digital marketing and accounting. We offer six comprehensive undergraduate programs, and our graduates are in high demand with industry partners such as Avanade, Amazon, Deloitte, The Federal Reserve, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and so many more. The college is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College has seven centers: Consultative Selling, Customer Insights and Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Mitchell C. Hill Center for Digital Innovation, Real Estate Research Council, Singelyn Center for Innovative Analytics and The California Center for Cyber Risk, where faculty members collaborate within and across disciplines for research and innovative educational programs. The College occupies a state-of-the-art, three-building complex housing over 100 faculty and staff, classrooms, lecture halls, labs, and high-tech conference rooms.

Department of Technology and Operations Management: The Department has 10 tenure-track faculty members and approximately 550 undergraduate and graduate students, with majority of them coming from underrepresented minority groups. The department offers upper division business courses in two concentrations: Technology and Operations Management and E-Business, supports MBA programs, and hosts two graduate programs: Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Science in Digital Supply Chain Management.

We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student-centered faculty in a collegial culture. Through and beyond our two student organizations: OMS student club and CSCMP CPP student chapter, our weekly student/outreach activities are organized to connect our current students and faculty to our alumni and industry sponsors. 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.

Please visit our department website for more information about faculty activities, student clubs and student engagement activities, and our industry outreach activities:

Position description: Technology and Operations Management Department invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions. The new faculty members will teach in-person undergraduate and graduate classes primarily in Supply Chain/Operations Management and E-Business related subjects such as operations management introduction, business statistics, technology management, production management, transportation and logistics, project management, purchasing management, inventory and warehouse management, quality management, service operations management, ERP, CRM and others. Integration of modern supply chain technologies such as data management and business analytics subjects into the curriculum is a high priority strategic goal of the department and the candidates are expected to provide significant support and contribution toward this goal. The successful candidates must have a strong interest in research and scholarly activities and are expected to provide university/college/department services. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Minimum requirements include:

  • A Ph.D./DBA with concentration in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management or closely related fields such as Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Management Science, Decision Science etc. from accredited institutions. (Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to publishing in peer-reviewed journals aligned with AACSB accreditation standards.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
  • A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service.  This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 

  • MBA or relevant business education background.
  • Relevant industry working experience.
  • Academic/Industry background in Business Analytics and/or Data Management and/or Information Systems.
  • Prior teaching experience at the university level.

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 describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • 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;
  • Copy of official/unofficial transcript.
  • Names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and emails of at least three references.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum one page, single-spaced).
  • Copies of recent classroom teaching evaluations, if available;
  • Copies of published research and/or working paper(s).

Finalists for the position will

  • be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview; 
  • be required to provide three recent letters of reference. 
  • Provide a research demonstration and a teaching demonstration.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Oct. 9, 2023.  

Please direct inquiries to 

Instructions for submitting applications are listed at the Faculty Affairs site for University hires:  XXXX (Faculty Affairs will insert)

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

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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