California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning; deadline to submit 10.07.2013

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Reference: JOB36663
Application deadline: CLOSED

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 2014.

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 Requirements

  1. Ph.D. or ABD in urban and regional planning or in a related field from an accredited institution (ABD status on the Ph.D. may be considered for the initial appointment but candidate must complete their degree by December 15, 2014.)
  2. Demonstrated expertise in community development, including subject areas such as housing, neighborhood revitalization, demography, local economic development or community organizing.
  3. Articulated potential for scholarship and creative activity.

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; 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 opened until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 7, 2013. Early response is encouraged. Please send all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to, 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. Gwen Urey, Search Committee Chair, at 909-869-2725, or Also, please see the department web site at

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 21,000 enrolls in 60 baccalaureate and 26 master’s degree programs and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by a faculty of 1,000. 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. 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.

About 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.

About 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 7 tenured and tenure track faculty and serves 75 graduate and over 200 undergraduate students.

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. Cal Poly Pomona 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. Http://