Design, Numerical Methods Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno
Lyles College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Vacancy: #13283Design, Numerical Methods
Assistant Professor

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  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Lyles College of Engineering at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for an academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with a Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 start date. Responsibilities may include: 1) each undergraduate and/or graduate courses including laboratories in mechanical engineering and related fields (up to 12 weighted teaching units (WTUs) per semester); 2) develop and teach courses and laboratories in the design, conceptualization, analysis, and/or optimization areas, including modeling, computer-aided engineering, finite element analysis, prototyping, product realization, freshman design, senior capstone design, system design, etc.; 3) be actively engaged in teaching, advising, research/scholarly activities, professional development, and/or service activities; 4) initiate a viable research program and publish scholarship in refereed journals; 5) apply for internal /external funding in support of teaching, research, and professional service; 6) supervise student research; 7) participate in professional activities, including meetings, workshops, and/or other relevant activities (e.g., appropriate relationships with industry); 8) participate in activities related to EAC-ABET accreditation; 9) advise senior project teams in related fields; and 10) supervise graduate projects and theses.

The Lyles College of Engineering is the oldest, publicly-supported engineering college in the Central Valley of California. While engineering courses were first taught at Fresno State in 1922, the Department of Engineering was established in 1947, followed by a School of Engineering in 1963, culminating in its renaming to Lyles College of Engineering in 2008 in recognition of a major financial gift to the College that was intended to enhance and grow engineering education in the Central Valley. The mission of the College includes developing each student's potential to the greatest extent possible, providing a quality engineering education to all students and serving students from demographic groups that historically have not participated in a university education. The BSME degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been continuously accredited by theEngineering Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1965, boasting over 2,500 alumni in industry, government and academic service. The eleven full-time tenured/tenure-track Mechanical Engineering faculty provide educational support for nearly 600 undergraduate and graduate students through hands-on/interactive learning, project-based coursework, industry-sponsored culminating experiences, national design competitions, and practice-based internships.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., D.Eng., Dr-Ing, etc..) in mechanical engineering or closely related fields and bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering or related fields, specializing in the broad area of design are required.

Required Experience: 1) Record of university-level instruction; 2) Demonstrated experience in the areas of teaching, research, and/or scholarly activities; 3) Successful grantsmanship; 4) Evidence of scholarly publication; 5) Development and/or teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate courses and laboratories in the design, conceptualization, analysis, and/or optimization areas, including modeling, computer-aided engineering, finite element analysis, prototyping, product realization, freshman design, senior capstone design, system design, etc.; 6) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Proficient communications skills; 2) Record of graduate-level instructionand supervision; 3) Proficiency in professional practice and/or application of engineering; 4) Active participation or leadership roles in professional organizations.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin 15 September 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) list of five professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquires, contact: Michael Jenkins, Search Committee Chair, Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fresno, 2320 East San Ramon Avenue, M/S EE94, Fresno, CA 93740-8030, Telephone: 559-278-8347, e-mail:

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.