California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Assistant Professor, Environmental or Health Justice

Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in Environmental or Health Justice, beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The area of specialty is open. Areas of expertise could include (in alphabetical order) ecology, environmental biology, environmental toxicology, epidemiology, ethnobiology, health disparities, human population genetics, parasitology, physiology, tropical and neglected diseases or a related field. The new hire will be a part of the Ethnic Studies Affinity Faculty and will have the opportunity to engage with a new and permanent Office of Ethnic Studies Affinity Teaching and Scholarship.

Required Qualifications: A terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D. or M.D.) in the area of the candidate’s biological expertise or a related science discipline is required. Previous teaching experience and postdoctoral experience are highly preferred. The successful candidate will have the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, for developing an externally funded research program that will involve undergraduate and Master's students, and for collaborating with other faculty at CPP. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to student success through teaching, scholarship, or service, as demonstrated by a Student Success Statement addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed in the full position description. Please also describe a commitment to working in an inclusive environment. For further information, visit the Department web site at:

Duties and responsibilities: The applicant will be expected to assist in curriculum development, advise students, serve on academic committees, and engage in professional activities. Teaching responsibilities will be tailored to the areas of interest and expertise of the successful applicant. Candidates must be open to developing and teaching a general education course that meets the requirements for Area F Ethnic Studies courses (described near the end of the website). Candidates are encouraged to teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to their area of specialty. Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive Master’s university with a diverse student body. The successful candidate will be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character.

Review of applications begins on January 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For expanded position description and application information, please go to

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Paul Beardsley ( or Dr. Juanita Jellyman (, Search Committee Co-chairs.

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.

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Last updated: 2022-01-16