Finance, Real Estate, and Law, Assistant Professor (529278)

California State Polytechnic University Pomona
September 15, 2023
Pomona, CA
Job Type



Tenure Track Faculty Position
Finance, Real Estate, and Law

College of Business Administration

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Law. 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 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. 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, and 41% of new students were transfers in Fall 2022. 57% 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 53% Latinx, 22% Asian, 14% White, 3% Black, 2% International, 4% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. Thirty-nine percent of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.

Inclusive Excellence and Student Success. 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.

*As a part of the application for faculty positions, all candidates must submit a Student Success Statement that demonstrates their commitment and record of contributions to diversity and equity through their teaching, scholarship, or service by speaking to at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria below.

Candidates should explain how they have engaged in the criteria below in their pedagogy, scholarship, and/or service, as well as the level to which these efforts have been consistently incorporated into their work.

Inclusive Excellence Criteria:
Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups or other disadvantaged communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions; Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations; Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities; Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities; Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline and uses it to inform their work in specific ways; Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education; Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities; Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.
The College of Business Administration: The College of Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona is built on the inclusive polytechnic model with a central focus on learning by doing. Our Equity in Business Initiative provides a platform where students are mentored by business professionals, develop inclusive leadership skills and learn the importance of valuing diversity in work environments. The College is a regional leader in graduate education through the Singelyn Graduate School of Business which offers MBA and specialist Masters degrees in business analytics, digital supply chain management, information security, digital marketing and accounting. We offer six comprehensive undergraduate programs and its graduates are in high demand with industry partners such as Avanade, Amazon, Deloitte, The Federal Reserve, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and so many more. The college is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College has seven centers: Consultative Selling, Customer Insights and Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Mitchell C. Hill Center for Digital Innovation, Real Estate Research Council, Singelyn Center for Innovative Analytics and The California Center for Cyber Risk, where faculty members collaborate within and across disciplines for research and innovative educational programs. The College occupies a state-of-the-art, three-building complex housing over 100 faculty and staff, classrooms, lecture halls, labs, and high-tech conference rooms

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 1,000 diverse students in the major. The success of our program results from our student-centered, inclusive environment and 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. Our faculty work closely with students through four award-winning student organizations: the Finance Society; the Real Estate Association; The Society of Law, Contracts, and Property; and the Student Managed Investment Club (SMIC).

The FRL Department provides a supportive environment for new faculty members to grow as teacher-scholars, with funding opportunities for classroom modernization and instructional innovation, as well as excellent research support through access to Bloomberg terminals, WRDS subscription including COMPUSTAT and CRSP Databases, and regular funding for conference travel. The Department embrace's the Cal Poly Pomona commitment to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.

Further information may be obtained from the department website:

Position description: The new faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance and investments. 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity. Evidence should be provided in a Student Success Statement that responds to the prompt above - "Inclusive Excellence and Student Success"
  • 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:

  • Evidence of developing and/or advising student-focused experiential learning activities
  • Expertise in corporate finance
  • Expertise in investments
  • Previous peer-reviewed journal publications in Finance
  • Teaching experience at university level

Conditions of Employment:

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

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) that responds to the prompt above - "Inclusive Excellence and Student Success" and addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement).
  • 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 scholarly and teaching presentations.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than September 22, 2023.

Please direct inquiries to .

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity 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.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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