Cal Poly Pomona: Assistant Professor in Criminology

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA   91768 

Assistant Professor in Criminology 


The Sociology Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Criminology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019. While Psychology and Sociology are currently merged as a single department, Sociology will be an independent department when this position begins in Fall 2019. Candidates should be comfortable with teaching criminology courses required for the Sociology/Criminology major.

At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. As a teaching university, we demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.

The Position: The faculty member will teach undergraduate classes in Criminology and Research Methods. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the department, university, and community. The successful candidate will demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, religion, and sexuality. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with our programs, department, university and mission at: .

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD. in Sociology or Criminology from an accredited university. Doctoral degree must be completed by August 1, 2019;
  • University teaching experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, research, service, as well as experience working in an inclusive environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach across areas of the criminology curriculum and support instruction in the range of courses in probation and parole, prisons/incarceration, street and white collar crime, or crimmigration;
  • Ability to teach undergraduate sociological research methods;
  • Ability to teach diverse and large classes;
  • Ability to serve as an academic advisor.

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;
  • A student success statement about the candidate’s commitment to working with a diverse student population, including expertise and/or experiences in promoting educational equity (e.g., ethnic and racial diversity, socio-economic diversity, gender equity, inclusion of members of the LGBTQ community, religion, and ablism; approximately one page, single-spaced);
  • A teaching statement, which may include evidence of teaching effectiveness and a discussion of teaching philosophy;
  • A research statement or scholarship plan;
  • A minimum of three recent letters of recommendation;
  • A completed application form;
  • Transcripts showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists).

Consideration of completed applications will begin on September 20, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The position is open until filled. Early response is highly encouraged.

To apply online: please submit applications via Interfolio at . Applicants will provide contact information for recommenders during the application process and the system will contact recommenders and provide a method for uploading letters.

Please address all inquiries to:

Faculty Search Committee
c/o Dr. Jack Fong
Professor of Sociology
Psychology and Sociology Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: Dr. Fong: 909-869-5466

The University:  Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 22,000 enrolls in 52 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. 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 in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and 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 College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences fosters intellectual and ethical development and helps students become individuals who value and apply critical thinking in our complex, diverse and technological world. The College offers introductory and advanced course work in numerous degree and certificate programs across the humanities, social sciences, and performing arts. The General Education program offered to all students enrolled in the University is also central to the mission of the College. 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 “cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation” lies at the heart of the College’s commitment to offer programs that educate the whole person. Additional information is available at: .

The Department: The Department of Psychology and Sociology currently consists of 26 tenured/tenure track faculty covering two majors. As of Fall 2019, Sociology will be an independent department offering undergraduate degrees in General Sociology, a Sociology degree with a specialty in Criminology, and a Sociology degree with a specialty in Social Work. The current search is for professors to teach only in Sociology.

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 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.

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