Tenure Track Faculty Position
Department of Apparel Merchandising and Management (Textiles, Apparel and Ethnic Studies)
Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Apparel Merchandising Management. 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):
Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture
The Huntley College of Agriculture offers a variety of applied science programs in Agricultural Science, Animal Health Science, Animal Science, Food Science & Technology, Nutrition Science and Dietetics, and Plant Science, as well as management and technology programs in Agribusiness & Food Industry Management and Apparel Merchandising & Management. We are the legacy College of Cal Poly Pomona and a foundational aspect of the University’s identity and heritage. Located in Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the nation with over 10 million people, and close to the second largest U.S. city, we are committed to the development and support of urban agriculture and of sustainable food, agriculture and related systems in California. Our educational programs prepare our students for exciting careers in the food, agriculture, nutritional health, animal health, and apparel sectors as well as opportunities in federal and state agencies. We are the primary provider of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in these disciplines in Southern California. Our orchards, greenhouses, vineyards, large urban farm with organic certified acreage, animal units and laboratories, veterinary clinic, food science laboratories, experimental kitchens, and digital apparel design, production, and retail laboratories, provide hands-on experiences for our students under Cal Poly Pomona’s “learn by doing” philosophy. Our students engage with the campus and local community, gaining practical experience working with faculty and staff in our AGRIscapes Center, the Discovery Farm and the Farm Store and with the extended community through industry internships, volunteer activities, and other interactions. Our faculty are engaged teacher-scholars with a strong commitment to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Apparel Merchandising and Management (AMM) Department
AMM offers a B.S. degree in Apparel Merchandising and Management with Options in Fashion Retailing, Apparel Design and Production and Textiles, and a M.S. Degree in International Apparel Management (IAM). AMM is a dynamic and innovative business and technology-focused program. Through close relationships with industry, students learn both theory and practice, combining them to develop a comprehensive understanding of the business, technical, and social aspects of apparel design, development, production, distribution, retail, and consumption. The AMM curriculum offers a series of capstone courses leading to student-run microbusinesses. These capstone courses prepare them for leadership in their chosen career paths. The AMM program attracts a diverse student population from California and the program is taught by diverse faculty team with years of experience. A majority of our undergraduate students are Hispanics and Latinos (~52%) and females (~79%). Currently, there are approximately 400 AMM majorshttp://www.cpp.edu/~amm. The AMM program is located within the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture http://www.cpp.edu/~agri/.
The AMM department is seeking a faculty for the tenure track assistant professor position in the intersection of fashion studies and ethnic studies. Applicants will demonstrate research and teaching interests in areas of race, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to social, cultural, or political aspects of fashion design, production, distribution, and consumption. The new faculty hire will teach courses in the AMM curriculum, mainly focusing on the new courses in ethnic studies and fashion. There will be an opportunity to teach in the graduate program as well. Knowledge of culturally responsive teaching strategies and other equity-minded approaches that enhance teaching and research is required for this position.
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.
A completed application will consist of:
Finalists for the position will be required to:
Conditions of Employment:
The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.
Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/99862
The position is open until filled. The first consideration will be given to completed applications received by February 14, 2022. Early response is encouraged.
Please direct inquiries to:
Faculty Search Committee
c/o Dr. Chitra Dabas, Search Committee Chair
Apparel Merchandising and Management Department
Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768-‑4083
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience. An excellent, comprehensive benefits package is available (For a detailed description of benefits, see https://www.cpp.edu/benefits/index.shtml).
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.