Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical
College of Engineering and
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at California State
University, Fullerton, invites applications for two tenure‐track
Assistant Professor positions in Mechanical Engineering with an
appointment to begin Fall 2024. The department seeks candidates
with expertise in all fields of mechanical engineering but is
especially interested in the areas of bioengineering, integrated
artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy,
energy storage, and computational design.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving
institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer.
CSUF is firmly committed 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. 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.
CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established
affinity groups you can join to support your success.
CSUF faculty are committed
teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life
for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually
mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their
departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and
university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the
person in this position will include the development and teaching
of introductory and core courses in the discipline and the
development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. The
successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and
participate in the life and development of the department, advise
students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader
university and disciplinary communities.
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrated experience in publishing scholarly peer-reviewed
publications in refereed venues within the last three
- Excellent communication skills, both written and
- Ability and willingness to interact effectively with a wide and
culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.
A complete online application
must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To
apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php,
choose full-time faculty, search for the position
532313, and provide the following required
- Cover letter in which you respond to the required
- Current curriculum vitae
- Teaching statement (one page, single-spaced)
- This statement should address any and all courses the candidate
has taught in the past, and future courses you would like to teach
and develop. It should also briefly discuss your teaching
- Research statement (one page, single-spaced)
- This statement should address recent and current research;
possibilities of the candidate's 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.
- Statement on commitment to inclusive excellence (one page,
- This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on
their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for
promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their
professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the
department 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. The statement shall address one or more of the following
- The candidate has acquired knowledge of barriers for
underrepresented students and faculty in higher
- The candidate has experience in and is committed to engaging in
service with underrepresented populations in higher
- The candidate has experience in and is committed to teaching
and/or mentoring underrepresented students in a higher education
- The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented
populations and communities into scholarly and creative
- Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (unofficial
copies accepted until appointment)
- A list of three references with relevant contact
- Finalists will be required to have three letters of
recommendation submitted. 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 applicant portal.
Finalists will be asked to have each of their three referents
submit a letter of recommendation. Please have these ready for the
referents to offer should you proceed to this search phase.
Please direct all questions about the position to the search chair
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
To be assured full
consideration, all application materials must be received by
November 17, 2023. The anticipated appointment date is August
The College and Department
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 Assistant Professor
(Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994
monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated
hiring range is $7,378 to $7,450 per month.
Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from
paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or
another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).
Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a
reduced teaching load may be available.
An excellent comprehensive
benefits package 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 and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed
description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
Multiple positions may
be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the
The person holding this position
is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child
Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the
requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July
21, 2017, 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 the application status of
applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who
apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants
with disabilities who self‐disclose.
Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact
Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php).
In accordance with the California State University (CSU)
Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose
business operations reside within the State of California. It
requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the
State of California.
To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/532313/assistant-professor-of-mechanical-engineering