Tenure-track Position, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty Search—2015/2016

The Urban and Regional Department in the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. Candidate’s specialization must be in Urban Design 

The Position: Candidates will undertake teaching, research/creative activity, and service activities in the graduate and undergraduate degree programs of the Department. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and a commitment to taking an active role in shaping the department’s curriculum. The successful candidate also will articulate an agenda for continuing scholarship and service activities. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned doctorate in urban and regional planning or urban design. ABD status on the Ph.D. may be considered, but the Ph.D. must be completed by September 1, 2016.
  1. Professional planning experience
  1. Demonstrated potential for scholarship
  1. Demonstrated expertise in urban design with interests in one or more of the following: urban design theory, history of the built environment, land use planning, international planning, or environmental planning.
  1. Demonstrated ability to be responsive to educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic and international character.

 Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of:

  • a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience/interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
  • a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form, including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • a completed application form, available at http://academic.cpp.edu/faculty/docs/application.pdf; and
  • an unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned.

Finalists for the position will provide:

  • an official transcript showing highest degree earned;
  • three recent letters of reference; and
  • an in-class teaching/research presentation during their visit.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 13, 2015. Early response is encouraged. Please send all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to urpdept@cpp.edu, to the attention of:

Laura Fujimoto-Hernandez, Administrative Coordinator
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona CA 91768
(909) 869-2688 (voice)
(909) 869-4688 (fax)

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Jerry Mitchell, Search Committee Chair, at 909-869-4656, or jvmitchell@cpp.edu Also, please see the department web site at http://www.cpp.edu/urp

The University: Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23 campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1200 faculty. We recruit successful and career focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural, regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

The College: As one of eight colleges and schools on campus, the College of Environmental Design serves approximately 1,500 undergraduate majors and 190 graduate students in five undergraduate and four graduate degree programs offered by five units—the departments of Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning; and the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. Masters programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning are accredited, and the inaugural class entered the Master of Science in Regenerative Studies program in the fall of 2004. The College maintains the Kellogg University Art Gallery, special architectural archives, art and design collections, and the Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles.

The Department: The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona offers two accredited professional programs in urban and regional planning, focusing on applied planning and research. The department’s programs emphasize interdisciplinary learning and linkages between practice and theory, taking advantage of connections with the architecture, landscape architecture, regenerative studies and art programs that are also housed in the College of Environmental Design. The faculty emphasizes teaching, enriched by research activities, professional involvement, and community service. The undergraduate program provides a diverse student body with an entry into professional planning practice. The graduate program, offered primarily in the evening, provides a professionally-oriented program. The department has 9 full time faculty and serves 60 graduate and over 200 undergraduate students.

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://dsa.cpp.edu/police/securityreport.asp. 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.



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