Assistant/Associate Professor: Biomedical Sensors and Nanotechnology

San Diego, California
Jun 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of biomedical sensors and nanotechnology starting Fall 2018. Mechanical Engineering is one of the four departments in the College of Engineering at San Diego State University. It offers an EAC ABET-accredited B.S. degree program in Mechanical Engineering, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Mechanical and Bioengineering. This faculty member will work collaboratively on research projects with engineering, science, and rehabilitation faculty in the Smart Health (sHealth) Institute, a newly established Area of Excellence at San Diego State University.  The ideal candidate will have strengths working with and building relationships with and collaborations among engineering, science and biomedical research faculty. This faculty member would spearhead and support translational research with biomedical sensor technologies. The research program would ideally focus on medical, biological and environmental nanosensors or micro/nanofabrication technology. The department shares with the College of Engineering and the University a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. He or she is expected to supervise teams of undergraduate as well as graduate students in our M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level classes in the department.  

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is especially seeking applicants who (a) are engaged in service with underrepresented populations in engineering, (b) demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education, (c) have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) extend knowledge of how to achieve scholarly success as a member of an underrepresented group, (f) are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.  Candidates who meet two or more of these criterion will be given special consideration. Please indicate clearly in your application materials how you meet them.

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The city of San Diego enjoys a mild climate year-round and is a family-friendly urban environment. The metropolitan area is the hub of several leading industries, including major energy companies, aerospace companies and biotech companies, and it offers extensive opportunities for developing industrial research partnerships.

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline. Applications must be received by November 1, 2017 to receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled. Candidates must apply via Interfolio at Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at

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

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.