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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Assistant Professor
Fall 2024

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.

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.

    A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for the position 532313, and provide the following required materials:
  • Cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • 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 philosophy.

  • 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, single-spaced)
  • 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 criteria:
  1. The candidate has acquired knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education.
  2. The candidate has experience in and is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations in higher education.
  3. The candidate has experience in and is committed to teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented students in a higher education environment.
  4. The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented populations and communities into scholarly and creative activities.

  • Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (unofficial copies accepted until appointment)
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information
  • 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 or call 657‐278-7276.

    Application Deadline
    To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 17, 2023. The anticipated appointment date is August 2024.

    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

    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 (

    Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

    CSUF Benefits
    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

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

    CSU Policies
    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 (

    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 jeid-8092204ee89c7244852fb98030f11994

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