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Assistant Professor

Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

The Agribusiness Management/Agricultural Science Department of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position (9-month academic year appointment) at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. Candidates with specializations in Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics or closely related fields are invited to apply.

The Position

Teaching:  The new faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses with an emphasis in Agribusiness Management. The new faculty member will be expected to participate in undergraduate student advising and also supervise undergraduate and graduate research projects. While the workload is based mostly on teaching and advising, research/scholarship and development of Agribusiness coursework and projects are also expected. The opportunity to increase emphasis in the area of research/scholarship and substitute assigned teaching load through external funding support is highly encouraged.


Service:  The new faculty member will demonstrate a commitment to university service and will be expected to participate in departmental curriculum development, program assessment and development, as well as department, college and university service through committee work, shared governance, and/or other related service as described in the Department’s Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Document.


Research/Scholarship:  The new faculty member will be expected to conduct research/scholarly activities commensurate with area of expertise and to pursue external funding and seek collaborations with faculty members in the department, as well as other departments and colleges. Experience with econometric analysis and an interest in the application of data science in the agribusiness sector is strongly desired in this position.


Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Economics or closely related field.  Ph.D. degree highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • University teaching experience
  • Professional work experience
  • Grant writing experience
  • Research and studies experience using econometric analysis
  • Research experience and publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstration of ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and of commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:


  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience/interests and addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description
  • A current curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form, and includes the names, titles, email address, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position
  • A transcript showing highest degree earned (official transcripts will be required of finalists)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s strengths relevant to the position
  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Completed Application for Academic Employment for faculty searches can be found at the following location:


The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 1, 2018.  Early response is encouraged.  Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:


Faculty Search Committee

c/o Jenifer Cazares

Agribusiness Management Major Administrative Coordinator

Building 2-213

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 W Temple Ave

Pomona, CA 91768

Telephone: (909) 869-2207

FAX: (909) 869-6743


About 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 1,200 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. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is 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

The College of Agriculture was founded in 1938 and is the second largest by enrollment of five agricultural colleges in California. It is the sole provider of comprehensive agricultural programs focusing on the needs of the $1 trillion Southern California economy and its 21 million people. The College provides a unique integrative approach to agricultural education that recognizes the strong disciplinary interdependencies related to professional orientation and culture, basic societal needs, lifestyles, and social and environmental responsibility. The College is well positioned to meet the expanding demand for qualified graduates in highly specialized fields within the agricultural food, fiber, ornamental and animal industries. With an enrollment of almost 1,800, which has grown over the last decade, the College has evolved in step with changing urban agricultural education needs. The Agriculture faculty recognizes the need for change and has continued to develop a vision for its future.

College distinctions include:

  • One of four California State Universities sharing dedicated state funds for the Agricultural Research   Institute
  • Largest four-year degree-granting College of Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institute in the U.S.
  • Second largest accredited animal health science program in North America
  • One of the largest animal and veterinary science undergraduate programs in the U.S.
  • The only department-based apparel program in California and one of only 13 nationwide to be endorsed by The American Apparel & Footwear Association
  • $8 million state-of the-art urban agriculture facility, AGRIscapes
  • Home of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center


For further information visit the College website at:

About the Department

The Agribusiness Management/Agricultural Science Department includes majors in Agribusiness Management and Agricultural Science, and a in Agricultural Science as well as minors in Agribusiness Management and International Agricultural Business Management. The Department serves approximately 200 undergraduate students and 10 M.S. and teaching credential graduate students. Faculty consists of three tenured/tenure-track faculty member and six lecturer faculty. Resources available to the program include a 1,550-acre diversified farming laboratory/operation; AGRIscapes, a Center for urban agriculture and horticulture including classrooms and 40,000 sq. ft. of modern greenhouses; a Farm Store open to the public, and available for class activities, strong industry support and several decades of alumni who provide internships and scholarships for 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.  The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the Unites States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available a 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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