Assistant Professor of Management, HR & Information Systems (503371)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel Information Technology and Communication Services Public Health

Job Description


The Management, Human Resources and Information Systems Area in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, academic year position as Assistant Professor in the primary area of Organizational Behavior. Interest and ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate (MBA) level classes is desirable. In addition to teaching organizational behavior, the ideal applicant could also teach one or more specialized courses covering content areas such as human resource management, staffing, employment law, or employee relations.

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/or engage diversity in the curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates who have a track record of and/or plan for increasing curricular coverage of areas related to diversity 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. Must have the ability to work with diverse students and/or engaging diversity in the curriculum.


Preference will be given to candidates who have interest in teaching courses in organizational behavior and human resources management; experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment; and relevant work experience with 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 California State University system is requiring that all employees and students accessing campus be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by September 20, 2021. Accordingly, you may be required to show proof of vaccination by your start date. You can find more information here.


The Management, HR and Information Systems Area (MHRIS) prepares students for a wide array of domestic and global career options ranging from the highly technical to the more people-oriented. We offer two concentrations: Management & Human Resources and Information Systems. Read more at and more about our faculty at


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, and (3) a diversity statement. All applicants are required to submit a diversity statement. The diversity statement should demonstrate the applicant's commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship and/or service by describing past experience, contributions to diversity 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. 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

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map