Assistant Professor, Urban & Regional Planning (Transportation Planning focus)

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Pomona, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Transportation Planning
AICP Certification: 

Assistant Professor, Urban & Regional Planning

Cal Poly Pomona cultivates success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation.  We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student-centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.

College of Environmental Design

The Department of Urban & Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for one tenure-track position in Urban & Regional planning at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin with the Fall semester, 2019.

The Position

We seek a candidate with demonstrated strength in transportation planning, with secondary emphases in land use and/or urban design.  The successful candidate should be capable of leading instruction and research in transportation planning and in one or more of the following areas: GIS, sustainable community design, spatial analysis, research methods, and environmental justice. The position requires teaching, advising, scholarly activities, and service to the profession, the department, college, and university.  This faculty member will contribute to instruction and research in the areas of specialization, including developing curricula for the department’s accredited undergraduate and master’s programs in planning.  We have a preference for candidates who are interested in meeting some of their service responsibilities by addressing transportation issues around Cal Poly Pomona.  We are especially interested in candidates who will thrive in an inclusive environment and who can contribute to our department’s diversity through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the institution. We seek candidates who will further the department’s commitment to diversifying the urban planning profession.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in urban planning or related fields from an accredited (or recognized equivalent) university program completed by the time of appointment.
  • Relevant professional experience
  • Relevant teaching experience at the university level
  • Demonstration of ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, creative and scholarly activities, teaching, advising, and service while working in an inclusive environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Current AICP membership
  • Record of engagement with historically underrepresented and diverse groups or communities
  • Recognition of effective mentoring and advising of students
  • Record of active participation in professional organizations

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of the following:

•       A completed Application for Academic Employment form

  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching, research experience, and interests that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
  • A curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • A Student Success Statement about the candidate’s teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or otherwise engaging  with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced);  For advice on what to include in this statement, see
  • An unofficial transcript showing the highest degree earned.

Note: Finalists for the position will be required to provide an official transcript and three letters of reference dated within the last two years. Final candidates being interviewed are expected to make a scholarly presentation to faculty and interact with students.

Salary and appointment at the Assistant Professor level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 16, 2018. Early response is encouraged.

Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at General questions can be submitted to the following email

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Gwen Urey, Search Committee Chair, at 909-869-2725, or  Also, please see the department web site at

About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world. 

About the College

The College of Environmental Design (ENV) is one of the few university entities in the country that brings together the allied design disciplines to pursue excellence and promote innovation while seeking opportunities for faculty and students to work in interdisciplinary collaborations.  The College is very proud of its well-established reputation for producing job-ready graduates who become successful practitioners in the environmental design disciplines.  Starting with a Department of Landscape Architecture established in 1961, the ENV vision was amplified by the subsequent addition of Departments of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning in the 1970s.  In the 1990s, the College grew further with the addition of the Department of Art (currently offering degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History) and the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, a visionary interdisciplinary 16-acre center on the Cal Poly Pomona campus dedicated to the advanced theories of environmental regeneration promulgated by the late Professor John T. Lyle.  The ENV community currently includes approximately 1,475 undergraduate and 137 graduate students, taught by 45 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 60 part-time lecturers (most of them current practitioners in the real world).

About the Department

The Department:  The department’s programs emphasize interdisciplinary learning and linkages between practice and theory, taking advantage of connections with the architecture, landscape architecture, regenerative studies and art programs that are also housed in the College of Environmental Design. The faculty emphasizes teaching, enriched by research activities, professional involvement, and community service. The undergraduate program provides a diverse student body with an entry into professional planning practice. The graduate program, offered primarily in the evening, provides a professionally-oriented program. The department has 7 tenured and tenure track faculty and serves about 50 graduate and 200 undergraduate students.

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 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 Unites States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available a The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.


Published on:
October 5, 2018 - 11:54am
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