ECS Assistant Professor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Early Childhood Studies at the assistant level. 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.

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.

Inclusive Excellence Criteria. We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. Key aspects to the inclusive excellence commitment include access, equity, belonging, climate, shared responsibility and accountability, and a welcoming, respectful, and diverse campus community. 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):

Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;

Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;

Adopts teaching strategies that supports the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;

Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;

Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;

Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;

Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;

Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;

Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and

Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.

Minimum requirements:

Expertise in Ethnic Studies and Childhood (Prenatal- age 12);
Earned doctorate degree in Early Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Chicana/Chicano Studies, Asian American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies, or a closely related field from an accredited university by August 2022;
Evidence of teaching potential or experience in higher education;
Evidence of professional and scholarly work that aligns with the College’s commitment to social justice, Ethnic Studies, and equity.
Ability to develop and teach a general education course that meets the requirements for Area F Ethnic Studies courses (described near the end).
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

Expertise in reconceptualizing early childhood, critical race theory, decolonial pedagogy, Native American land-based pedagogy, funds of knowledge, and/or related asset-based frameworks
Active participation in Early Childhood/Child Development professional associations or networks related to area of expertise;
Demonstrated commitment to active, student-centered learning;
Willingness to learn NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation standards;
Commitment to teaching excellence; and
Evidence of commitment to social justice and active involvement with the early childhood professional community.
Application Instructions
Completed application packages uploaded by December 1, 2021, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until it is filled. Additional information about the position is available at Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at General questions can be submitted to the following:

A completed Application for Academic Employment form (;
Letter of interest describing the candidate’s teaching and scholarly experience and interests, and addressing the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
A statement of teaching philosophy;
A Student Success Statement about your teaching and/or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or engaging with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced). Please address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.
Current curriculum vitae that includes the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (an official transcript will be required of finalists) showing the highest degree earned; and
Finalists for the position will be required to provide three recent written letters of reference.
Please direct inquiries to:

Ms. Cynthia Aron
Administrative Coordinator, Early Childhood Studies via email ([email protected]) or phone (909-869-3153).

Additional Information
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Contact Information
Cynthia Aron
[email protected]
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, 91768