Assistant or Associate Professor

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 01, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track academic year faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning Fall 2021.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial engineering, establish an externally-funded research program, contribute to mentoring students, contribute to an inclusive and welcoming community, and provide services to the department, the college, the university, and the community.   A Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering, systems engineering, data science, or a closely related field is required.  We are particularly seeking candidates with teaching and research interests in: enterprise or industrial analytics, data science as applied to the field of industrial engineering in areas such as discrete or continuous production systems, healthcare or other service applications, quality engineering, manufacturing execution systems, supply chain systems, social systems, and/or a combination of the above.  Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Candidates must have a strong commitment to inclusive teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction and a broad-based knowledge of industrial engineering.  Demonstrated ability in written and oral use of the English language is required.  Candidates with relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply.  Past experience and a commitment to working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting that will enhance diversity and inclusion is preferred.

Cal Poly’s Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department offers ABET- accredited Bachelor’s Degrees in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, and Master’s Degrees in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, and Integrated Technology Management.  Cal Poly emphasizes “Learn by Doing” which involves extensive lab work and projects in support of theoretical knowledge.  The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department maintains an array of facilities and specialized labs for instructional and faculty support.  U.S.  News & World Report has ranked the Industrial and Manufacturing Department among the top non-PhD-granting public programs in the nation.  For further information about the department, see

Cal Poly Diversity Statement: 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 Cal Poly College of Engineering fosters an environment based in love, empathy and respect where all are supported, energized and empowered. Opportunities to contribute exist for all and a broad range of voices and experiences are necessary as we co-create our future. We are developing an inclusive community where everyone can be their own unique selves.

To apply, each applicant is required to provide the following supplemental documents:

  1. Cover letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position;
  2. Professional goals including a teaching and research plan;
  3. Current resume/CV (including courses taught and list of publications);
  4. Diversity statement which displays evidence of the applicant’s ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment including implementing inclusive classroom environments, mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, outreach to under-represented student populations, implementing bias mitigation and previous professional development in diversity and inclusion topics.
  5. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. 

Selected candidates be required to submit the following

  1. Evidence of teaching effectiveness. This could include a recorded lecture, student evaluations, or other efforts to engage students;
  2. Three letters of recommendation;
  3. Official transcripts.

 Review of applications will begin April 29, 2021: applications received after that date may be considered.