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Assistant Professor, Hemispheric American Literature

College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

The English & Foreign Languages Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences 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 2018.

The Position

We seek a faculty member working on Hemispheric American literature (20th/21st C. preferable), with demonstrated interest in Chicano/a or Latino/a literature. The successful candidate will teach courses in the English B.A. and M.A. programs, and contribute to the educational mission of the CSU system and Cal Poly Pomona as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses in Hemispheric American literature.
  • Ability to teach courses in Chicano/a and Latino/a American literature.
  • Ability to teach courses in literary theory.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, or critical race theory.
  • Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field from an accredited university by no later than August 1, 2018.
  • Evidence of effective college or university teaching experience, and the potential to build a strong record of scholarly productivity.
  • Demonstrated 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.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

We further seek candidates who demonstrate interest or ability in any of the following areas:

  • Fluency in a language other than English, particularly Spanish
  • Comparative indigenous literatures
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Internship coordination

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;
  • a Student Success Statement about the candidate’s teaching, experiences, successes and challenges in working with a diverse student population (one single-spaced page);
  • a completed application form found here:;
  • a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists);
  • a writing sample of your scholarly writing; and
  • three recent (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years) letters of reference.  Please ask your letter writers to submit them via 
  • The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 20, 2017. Early response is encouraged. To apply, please go to
  • Semi-finalists will be interviewed via video conferencing.

Please address all inquiries to:

Hemispheric American Literature Faculty Search Committee
c/o Dr. Liam Corley, Search Chair
English and Foreign Languages Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: 909.869.3818    FAX: 909.869.4896


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 faculty and staff of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences provide an excellent education for students desiring intellectual enrichment and career enhancement in the humanities, social sciences, and performing arts. The College offers introductory and advanced course work in 20 degree and certificate programs. Central to the mission of the College is the General Education program offered to all students enrolled in the University. The College embraces its role in providing courses and curricula in support of multiple and single subject teaching credential students. The University’s mission to provide for the "intellectual, personal, and professional development" of its students, staff, and faculty lies at the heart of the College’s commitment to offer programs that educate the whole person. Additional information is available at:

About the Department

The English and Foreign Languages Department serves more than 400 undergraduate majors with specialized options in Literature, English Education, Spanish, and over 80 graduate students with options in Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, and TESL. In Fall of 2018, Cal Poly Pomona will convert from a quarter calendar to semesters, with requisite changes in the curriculum, but for more information on our configuration, please visit

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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