Cluster Hire for Tenure-Track Faculty

Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. To promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university and increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, a university-wide cluster of tenure-track faculty searches is underway.  Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the university’s diversity and inclusion goals.

Diversity Cluster Hire searches for tenure-track positions for the 2019-20 academic year include:
Discipline Department/College REquisition
African American History


College of Liberal Arts



Criminology and Gender

Social Sciences

College of Liberal Arts



Diversity and Organizational Behavior

Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts



Elementary Science Education

School of Education

College of Science and Mathematics



Global Health and Multicultural Health

Kinesiology and Public Health

College of Science and Mathematics





Orfalea College of Business



Psychology and Sociology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport

Kinesiology and Public Health

College of Science and Mathematics



Candidates selected through this diversity cluster hire will be given $10,000 in start-up funds to support their work in diversity and inclusion. Once hired, candidates will collaborate with their dean to develop a plan for utilizing these funds for supplemental compensation, assigned time, or professional development activities to participate in one or more of the activities listed below in support of the objectives of the cluster hire. This plan will be included in their professional development plan. 

  • Creation or conversion of a class to include diversity and inclusion learning objectives in the faculty member’s discipline.
  • Give one presentation per year on a diversity‐related topic in the faculty member’s field to the university community at a venue hosted by the provost.
  • Guaranteed participation in the BEACoN Research Mentor Program, which carries with it a paid underrepresented student research intern (student receives $1,500 per quarter).
  • Guaranteed participation in the Teaching Inclusion and Diversity Everywhere (TIDE) summer program offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology and OUDI.
  • Startup or professional development support in areas focused on diversity and inclusion that support the broader initiatives of the university.

To apply, please visit and apply directly to the appropriate requisition. 

In addition to other application materials required, candidates must submit a Statement of Diversity and Inclusion.  This is a statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship and/or service describing past experience; contributions to diversity and inclusion efforts; the impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field; and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly.

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