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Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at the Assistant Professor level

  • 1.  Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at the Assistant Professor level

    Posted 09-06-2019 02:35
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    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    College of Business Administration
    Dept. of Technology & Operations Management
    Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at the Assistant Professor level

    The Technology and Operations Management Department at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2020.

    The Position

    The new faculty members will teach undergraduate and graduate classes primarily in Supply Chain/Operations Management and E-Business related subjects such as operations management introduction, business statistics, production management, transportation and logistics, project management, purchasing management, inventory and warehouse management, quality management, service operations management, contract management, ERP, CRM and others. Integration of modern supply chain technologies and data analytical skills into the curriculum is a high priority strategic goal of the department and the candidate is expected to provide significant support and contribution toward this goal. The successful candidate must have a strong interest in research and scholarly activities. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Minimum Requirements 

    • 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 (i.e. AACSB for business institutions, ABET for engineering institutions, etc.). ABD candidates will be considered, but must have their degree completed by Aug. 1, 2020
    • Demonstrate commitment to publishing in high quality peer-reviewed journals in their areas of expertise and excellence in teaching
    • Demonstrate ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, as well as work or experience working in an inclusive environment 

    Preferred/Desired Qualifications 

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

    Application Procedure: A completed application consists of: 

    • Letter of interest
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Signed and completed university academic employment application form
    • 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)
    • Student Success Statement about experiences, successes, and challenges in working with or engaging a diverse student population (maximum one page, single-spaced). This Statement should NOT be the statement of teaching philosophy, but rather a specific statement addressing the diversity issues described earlier
    • 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 an official transcript showing completion of doctoral degree
    • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three recent letters of reference

    The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Oct. 18, 2019. Early application submissions are encouraged. 

    Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at

    Downloadable university academic employment application form is available at:

    General questions can be submitted to the following email:


    About the University

    Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 24,000 enrolls in 52 baccalaureate, 26 master's degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. 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. At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. 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.

    About the College

    The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB and has been recognized by the Princeton Review, which included us in its 2011 edition of "Best 300 Business Schools," and U.S. News and World Report that continually ranks us as one of the premier master's-level public universities in the West. One business undergraduate degree is offered with several options, including Technology and Operations Management and E-Business and others. The College also supports an MBA program.

    About the Department

    The Department of Technology and Operations Management has 12 tenure-track faculty members and approximately 450 students. The department offers upper division courses in two concentration: Technology and Operations Management and E-Business. Please visit our department website for more information:

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    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 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.


    Jun Ru, Ph.D., CPIM
    Assistant Professor
    Donor Professorship of Business Analytics
    Dept. of Technology & Operations Management
    College of Business Administration
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona