California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. 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):
College of Science
The College of Science’s mission is to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. It offers 15 undergraduate degree programs and six Master’s degrees across seven academic departments that include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. Our Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) supports K-16 education locally and nationally to increase STEM success and participation for all. The College has approximately 145 full-time faculty, 45 staff, 4,700 majors, and enrolls over 35,000 students each semester. The College of Science is committed to the teacher-scholar model and is the largest recipient of extramural funding on campus. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment.
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
The Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) Department supports the college’s mission to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. We believe in fostering curiosity and a culture of scientific discovery. Our department’s objective is to investigate ways to advance the art and science of health and human movement. The KHP department is growing with five new tenure-track faculty hired in the last three years. KHP offers two B.S. degree programs (General, with emphases in exercise science, health promotion, or socio-cultural, and Pedagogy) and an M.S. degree in Kinesiology (emphases in Exercise Physiology, Adapted Physical Education, and Curriculum and Instruction).
The KHP department also manages the Motor Development Clinic (MDC). The MDC has been a cornerstone of the Cal Poly Pomona community for the past 40 years. It is an academic and research service-learning program where students work with diverse community members with disabilities. The MDC offers an excellent opportunity for the development of future APE and APA professionals. More information about the MDC is available on its website.
The Department supports laboratories in Biomechanics/Motor Neuroscience, Human Performance, Exercise Physiology, Mind and Heart Research, Psychophysiology, as well as the MDC. Faculty are encouraged to collaborate inside and outside the department.
The Kinesiology and Health Promotion faculty have expertise in pedagogy, children and adults with a disability, health promotion, stress management, cultural studies of sport and exercise, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. The faculty’s research interest can be found at KHP webpage.
The Position: We are seeking an energetic and innovative candidate with expertise in adapted physical education/activity. The faculty member’s duties will include:
In addition, the candidate will be expected to assume duties of the adapted physical education added authorization credential specialist which includes: the placement, screening, acceptance, and approval of APE added authorization candidates and working closely with the Education Department on credential matters including staying up to date with California Teaching Credential (CTC) guidelines and Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA’s)
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, research and service and have experience working in an inclusive environment. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
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.
Conditions of Employment:
The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.
First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 30, 2021.
A completed application will consist of:
Semi-Finalists for the position will also:
An official transcript showing the highest degree will be required before the successful candidate starts in the 2022-2023 academic year.
The positions are open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 30, 2021. Early response is encouraged. Electronic submission of all application must be submitted online via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/97343. General inquiries regarding the application process and/or the Department should be directed to Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrea Metzker at email@example.com
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