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Assistant Professor, Accounting

College of Business Administration

The Accounting Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at assistant professor with specialization in one or more of the following areas to begin Fall Term 2018: Taxation, Cost/Managerial Accounting, and Auditing.

The Position

Teaching duties will be in one or more of the following areas: Taxation, cost/managerial accounting, and Auditing. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, research and service to the Department, College, University and Community.  The position requires research, publication and other professional development. Faculty will also be involved in campus-wide committees, department activities and other administrative tasks.  Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D./D.B.A in Accounting from an AACSB accredited school. Candidates in dissertation stage will be considered if the degree is completed by August 1, 2018.
  • Knowledge and application of current accounting theory and practices. 
  • 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.
  • Good communication skills.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Publications and research background in accounting and related fields.
  • Professional experience in either public or private accounting.
  • Professional accounting certification and license (e.g., CPA, CMA, CIA, or CFE)
  • Effective teaching in a variety of undergraduate and graduate accounting courses. 

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:

  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and 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 and 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; and
  • 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); and
  • A completed application form (available at:;
  • A transcript showing highest degree earned;
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three letters of reference and an official transcript;
  • Final candidates are expected to make a scholarly presentation to faculty and interact with students.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 2, 2017. Early response is encouraged. Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:

Faculty Search Committee
Accounting Department, College of Business Administration
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA   91768-2557
Phone: 909.869.2366    FAX: 909.869.4511

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

College of Business Administration (CBA), with over 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students, is the largest college on campus. Business at Cal Poly Pomona is a microcosm of Southern California, with students coming from across the region and the world.

About the Department

Accounting Department has over 1,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department offers two separate MSA programs, one as a general program and another through the College of Extended University.

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.

Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.