Assistant/Associate Professor of Management, HR & Information Systems (504571), San Luis Obispo, California

Created 09/30/2021
Employer California Polytechnic State University
Reference 466985
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City San Luis Obispo
Zip 93405

The Management Area of the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, academic year position at Assistant/Associate Professor level in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management. Interest and ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate (MBA) level classes is desirable. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics are a foundation of the material taught in our Organizational Behavior and Human Resource classes. The position is designed to strengthen Cal Poly's on-going efforts in enhancing DEI climate, thus the candidate is expected to incorporate a DEI emphasis in instruction and research.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


The successful candidate must have completed a doctorate or equivalent degree in Business or a closely related field from an AACSB or equivalent accredited institution. The Ph.D. should be awarded by the time of appointment in Fall 2022.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate exemplary teaching, a strong publication record and research pipeline, and currency in their professional field. Applicants must have the ability to work with diverse students and engage diversity in the curriculum. The candidate must demonstrate a track record of and/or plan for incorporating curricular coverage of areas related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies.

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required. Applicants are expected to demonstrate exemplary teaching, a strong publication record and research pipeline, and currency in their professional field. Applicants must have the ability to work with diverse students and engage diversity in the curriculum.


Preference will be given to candidates who can teach one or more specialized courses covering content areas such as staffing, performance management, compensation, cross-culture management, or people analytics. Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.


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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

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. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to Additionally, prior to, or on your first day of employment, you must submit your completed vaccination documentation via the COVID-19 Info tab on the university's secure online portal. As soon as you are onboarded, you will have access to the portal."


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) diversity statement. The diversity statement should demonstrate the applicant's commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship and service by describing past experience, contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, the impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field and a description of how the candidate will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly. Official transcripts of highest degree will be required of all finalists. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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