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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, California, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in the Finance, Real Estate, and Law Department in an area related to the study and/or promotion of Finance. 

Cal Poly Pomona is one of three polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 12 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona students have participated 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. 3 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 28 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 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.

College of Business Administration: The College of Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona is a diverse community of students, teacher-scholars, and staff committed to active learning through the application of theory to practice. The College partners with its stakeholders to develop individuals with the knowledge and skills to be successful and to contribute to a dynamic global business environment.

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.

The College of Business Administration provides eight subplans leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. It also offers several graduate programs - Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS), and Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA).

Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Law: The Finance, Real Estate and Law (FRL) Department offers a B.S. degree in Finance, Real Estate and Law, serving approximately 950 students in the major. The success of our program results from the solid curriculum that integrates hands-on experiential learning experiences, such as financial analysis and trading experience through the use of our interactive Bloomberg terminals and the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) program. The FRL Department provides faculty members excellent research support through access to Bloomberg terminals, WRDS subscription including COMPUSTAT and CRSP Databases, and regular funding for conference travel. Further information may be obtained from the department website:


Position description: The new faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in financial institutions and markets, financial modeling, derivatives, international finance, and business forecasting. The successful candidate must also have a strong commitment to research and scholarly activities, and service to the Department, College, University and Community. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements include:

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. or DBA degree in Finance or a related field at the time of appointment.
  • A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service.  This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above. 
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated potential to publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and of commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in derivatives
  • Expertise in financial markets and institutions
  • Expertise in international finance
  • Expertise in financial technology
  • Previous peer-reviewed journal publications in Finance
  • Teaching experience at the university level
  • Evidence of advising student-focused experiential learning activities

Conditions of Employment:

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

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at . Questions regarding the policy may be sent to

Application Process:

A completed application will consist of:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;
  • A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population.  It must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Evidence of past teaching experience, such as student evaluations and sample teaching portfolios, if available;
  • Statement of research and at least one sample of research (job market papers, publications of research projects); and
  • Unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned.

Finalists for the position will: 

  • Be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview; and
  • Be expected to make a scholarly and teaching presentation.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 1, 2022.  

Please direct inquiries to 

Applications accepted only via PageUp – online application portal - for University hires.

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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65309228
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Pomona, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Job Function: Finance Faculty
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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