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Job ID: FA2022-17
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Date Posted:
October 6, 2021
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy. 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, 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 supports 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.

Cal Poly Pomona's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) brings to life a vibrant hands-on experience through disciplines in the humanities, performing arts, and social sciences. As the heart and soul of the campus, the College’s mission is to cultivate one’s intellectual development, ethical reasoning, and aesthetic sensibility to support creative and critical thinking in a dynamic world of competing challenges. We are a community diverse in backgrounds, expertise, and thought, committed to improving the human condition and to bettering the world. Our faculty, students, and staff are devoted to creating an inclusive environment where all can thrive through the College's programs, research activities, creative performances, community outreach, and signature experiences. Learn more about the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences and our 11 distinct departments at

The Department of Psychology consists of 13 tenured/tenure track faculty. The department offers a general undergraduate degree in Psychology and MS in Psychology intended to prepare students for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists. The Psychology Department includes a diverse and inclusive group of faculty and students. In general, the psychology student population is more diverse than the general campus population with 65% underrepresented minority students compared to 50% for CPP overall.

The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and service to the department, university, and community. The faculty members will teach courses on a variety of topics (e.g., abnormal psychology, introduction to family and marital therapy, multicultural and gender issues in therapy, research methods, and statistics). The successful candidate will demonstrate sensitivity to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, including race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, religion, disability, documentation status, and sexuality.

Minimum requirements include:
● Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
● Ability to teach graduate courses in diagnosis and treatment of children, families, and/or couples, multicultural therapy, as well as a broad range of undergraduate courses in psychology.
● Evidence of ability to be successful at university teaching.
● Program of relevant research.
● License eligible as a psychologist or MFT.
● Ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, research, service, and fostering an inclusive environment.
● A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
● Ability to teach psychology undergraduate research methods and/or statistics.
● Minimum of 1-year of university teaching experience.
● An active program of relevant research with student involvement.
● Current CA license as an MFT or psychologist.
● Ability to serve as an advisor and research mentor to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body.

Conditions of Employment:
The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.

Application Process:

● A cover letter that describes the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the 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 people with disabilities; approximately one page, single-spaced). Address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.

● 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 teaching statement, which may include evidence of teaching effectiveness and a discussion of teaching philosophy.

● A research statement or scholarship plan. As appropriate, describe how you will involve undergraduate research mentees.

● Three recent letters of recommendation (dated within the last 2 years).

● A completed application form.

● Transcripts showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists).

Consideration of completed applications will begin on November 15th, 2021 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 direct inquiries to:

Dr. Alejandro Morales (search committee chair)

Prospective applicants are also invited to attend an optional virtual open house on November 5th from 12pm to 2pm, Pacific Standard Time to learn more about the Psychology Department and the position. For Zoom access, please email the search chair.