College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Economics Department Open Position

Assistant Professor, Economics Department - Applied Economics

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

The Department of Economics 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.  We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in Applied Econometrics.

The Position

The new faculty member will teach classes in Econometrics at the intermediate and graduate level as well as other courses in Economics.  Faculty responsibilities include research and publication, advising students, and service at all levels of the university.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in involving students in research, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and an enthusiasm for hands-on, learning-centered education. 

The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the Department, College and University.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and the California State University salary schedule. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in in Economics or a closely related field from an accredited university by August 15, 2018.
  • Evidence of successful university teaching experience, which may come from teaching assistant and/or associate positions.  Please send teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • Evidence of scholarly potential (conference presentations, publications, grant development).
  • A specialization in Econometrics demonstrated through coursework, teaching and/or research.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in Econometrics.

Application Procedure

A completed online application will consist of (prepare all files in .pdf format):

  • a Cover Letter that describes the applicant’s teaching and research experience, interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
  • a separate Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced);
  • a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, and contact information of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • a copy of a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists invited for on-campus visits);
  • one job market paper or other example of research output;
  • three recent (dated within the past two years), signed letters of reference in PDF format which may be submitted at:
  • a completed application form which may be downloaded from:;

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 15, 2017.  

Please apply electronically at:


Although all required materials may be submitted via the website above, if an applicant would like to contact the search committee directly, or has questions not addressed elsewhere, they may mail, email or call: 

Faculty Search Committee
c/o Bruce Brown or Carsten Lange
Economics Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: 909.869.3842   


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 programs, 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.

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 Department of Economics offers both Bachelors of Science (BS) and Masters of Science (MS) degrees.  It currently has eight tenure-line faculty members and over 150 undergraduate and 50 graduate majors.  The standard teaching load currently consists of three courses per term (quarter) and graduate classes are typically offered in the evenings.

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. Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university's annual security report is available at The 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.

Effective September 1, 2017, the Cal Poly Pomona campus will become a smoke-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.