Tenure Track Faculty Position

Computer Information Systems Department

Employment Details

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Computer Information Systems. 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.

Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 2 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 15 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. 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.  

The Cal Poly Pomona campus is located less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit www.cpp.edu, and for more about faculty life, please see YourLife@CPP.

Student Population.  California residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona – nearly half (49%) of new students were transfers in Fall 2020.  58% of Cal Poly Pomona students are first generation, 70% receive financial aid, and 44% qualify as Pell-eligible.  The university enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 49% Latinx, 21% Asian, 15% White, 3% Black, 5% International 3% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. 39% of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.

Inclusive Excellence Criteria.  We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. 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):

  1. Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;
  2. Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
  3. Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations; 
  4. Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
  5. Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
  6. Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;
  7. Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
  8. Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
  9. Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
  10. Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.


The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB and has been recognized by the Princeton Review, which included us in its 2011 edition of “Best 300 Business Schools,” and U.S. News and World Report that continually ranks us as one of the premier master’s-level public universities in the West. One undergraduate degree is offered with several options, including Computer Information Systems. The College also supports several graduate programs, such as Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), MBA, and MSA.


The CIS Department is nationally known for the advancement and depth of its undergraduate curriculum. The department serves approximately 940 undergraduate majors with ten faculty members. The department has a strong learn-by-doing philosophy. As part of this philosophy, many student clubs and events are associated with the department. Among these are the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, and the Information Technology Competition. Additional information is available at the CIS Department website: http://www.cpp.edu/~cba/computer-information-systems/index.shtml

 Minimum requirements:

  1. Ph.D. in Information Systems or closed related discipline from an AACSB accredited university. Terminal degree must be earned by the start of the appointment.
  2. Academic and/or industry experiences in at least one of the following areas.
  3. Network Security and Cybersecurity
  4. IT Infrastructure and Administration
  5. Information Systems Auditing
  6. Demonstrated evidence of or commitment to research resulting in peer-reviewed journal publications. Candidates with doctorate conferred more than 5 years ago must have at least two peer reviewed journal articles within the past five years.
  7. Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence in higher education.
  8. A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above. (Limit to 2 pages)

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  1. Academic and/or industry experiences in one or more of the following areas:
    • Data Communication
    • Computer Forensics
    • Data Analytics 

Conditions of Employment:

The person offered this position is required to pass a background check. 

Application Process:

Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/xxxxxx. The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 31, 2021. A completed application will consist of:

  1. a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the qualifications articulated in the position description;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. official or unofficial transcript for each degree;
  4. a completed application form at http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf;
  5. a Student Success Statement (limit to 2 pages); and
  6. official transcript for each degree, teaching evaluations, and three recent recommendation letters for finalists only.


Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications (electronic only) to Dr. Ma at zma@cpp.edu.


Affirmative Action/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. 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 United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university prepares a public annual security report.

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