Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

San Marcos, California
Nov 02, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering. Candidates must be committed to contributing to an inclusive, undergraduate-centered, pedagogically innovative, and modern Electrical Engineering degree program. Applications from contemporary areas of research are welcome, including Signal and Image Processing, Power and Renewable Energies, Control and Robotics, etc.

CSUSM values teaching undergraduates and involving them in research. The campus is located on a scenic hillside 15 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and in the San Diego North County region, an area known for its temperate climate and growing technology industries. The University was recently awarded a nearly $6 million grant from the Department of Education’s Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM program to develop new degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering. Our campus embraces twenty-first century learning and the teacher-scholar model.


● Possess a B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering and to have received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field by time of appointment.

● Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in Electrical Engineering related undergraduate teaching and the ability to maintain an active research program that involves undergraduates, many who identify as first-generation college students and underrepresented minority in STEM.

● Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community that serves the students of the region.


● Earned Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering when applying.

● Demonstrated effectiveness in research-based instructional practices such as project-based learning or community service learning, and student support for diverse populations, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM.

● Interest in and/or experience with curriculum development, program development, program assessment, ABET accreditation.

● Experience building industry partnerships; active participation in professional societies such as the IEEE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, etc.

● Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.


The successful candidate will work closely with senior faculty in Electrical Engineering and Physics to help develop the new Electrical Engineering program. This includes curriculum development and the design of instructional labs; teaching undergraduate courses; effectively adopting evidence-based pedagogies and strategies to enhance student success; and working with industry and community partners to create and supervise senior capstone projects. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduates. In addition, the candidate will contribute to activities serving the Program, College, University, and external community.

APPLICATION: Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 30, 2020, to be assured full consideration. The application package must include:

● A letter of interest,

● Faculty Application found at

● A statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages),

● A description of research accomplishments and future research goals (up to 2 pages),

● A curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience (if relevant),

● Three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead, to be submitted electronically per instructions found at

Applications will only be accepted electronically at If you have difficulty uploading your application electronically, please contact Linda Collins at [email protected].

Anticipated start date is August 25, 2021. Please visit our website: for more information. Questions or requests for information should be sent by email to [email protected] The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

The person holding this position is considered a limited 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.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

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