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Tenure-Track Assistant Professors - California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California 92831
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College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professors

Fall 2020


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions with appointment to begin Fall 2020. The department seeks candidates with expertise in all fields of mechanical engineering, but is especially interested in the areas of materials science and engineering, manufacturing, design, robotics, biomedical engineering, and energy. Demonstrated engineering design experience is desirable.


The University

California State University, Fullerton is a minority serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.


The College

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at CSUF is one of only two ABET Accredited engineering programs in Orange County, California. US News & World Report ranks us as one of the "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" at schools where a doctorate is not offered. We are dedicated to educating and preparing professionals to harness the power and potential of the engineering sciences for the benefit of society. We are home to more than 4,600 talented undergraduate and graduate students and each year we award approximately 1,050 undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and computer science. For more information about the college, please go to http//www.fullerton.edu/ecs/.


The Department

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at CSUF offers undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) and graduate (Master of Science) programs of study. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The department has a diverse faculty and student population and is committed to student success through various venues such as incorporating faculty research into teaching, collaborative cross disciplinary research, and advising. For more information of the department, please go to http//www.fullerton.edu/ecs/me/.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related field; ABD's may apply but must earn a doctorate in one of the sub disciplines of Mechanical Engineering before the appointment date; B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including laboratory courses.
  • Ability and willingness to promote undergraduate and graduate student success through advising, co-curricular activities, and other high impact practices.
  • Focused research agenda with external funding potential.
  • Demonstrated experience in publishing scholarly peer-reviewed publications in refereed venues within the last three years.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability and willingness to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.



The primary responsibilities of this faculty member are: teaching all levels of mechanical engineering courses for majors and non-majors; research, scholarship, and/or creative activities; and service to the University, College, Department, profession, and community. These responsibilities generally include:  advising students, participating in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participating in traditional academic functions. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, ongoing commitment to research, refereed publications, and substantial service to the University and the profession.



A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, apply to requisition #494250, and provide the following required materials:

  • Cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Research statement (one-page, single-spaced)
  • This statement should address recent and current research; possibilities of your research to catalyze innovation into the field; potential funding that your research could bring to the department, as well as any laboratory equipment and/or space that you will need.
  • Diversity statement (one page, single-spaced)
  • This statement provides your unique perspective on your past and present contributions to (and future aspirations for) promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in your professional career. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help departments identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
  • Teaching statement (one page, single-spaced)
  • This statement should address any and all courses you have taught in the past, and future courses you would like to teach and develop. It should also briefly discuss your teaching philosophy.
  • Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (unofficial copies accepted until appointment)
  • Transcripts to be uploaded in the document upload section of the application under other documents.
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information
  • All applicants will be required to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your application portal.

Please direct all questions about the position to the search chair at mefacultysearch@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-3014.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions have been filled. The anticipate appointment date is August 17, 2020.


Additional Information

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlan.php

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 formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Application Review Begin Date: November 15, 2019

Job Number: 494250

Application Link: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/494250/assistant-professor-of-mechanical-engineering

Work type: Instructional Faculty - Tenure-Track

Location: Fullerton

Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association






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