Mechanical Engineering (Deadline Extended), Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering (Deadline Extended), Assistant Professor

Location:
Pomona
Open Date:
Dec 6, 2021
Description:

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.   Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 11 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona students participate in an integrative experiential learning education that is inclusive, relevant, and values diverse perspectives and experiences. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing approach and Teacher Scholar Model.

The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. We acknowledge that Cal Poly Pomona resides on the territorial and homelands of the Tongva and Tataavium people who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar. The university’s nearly 30,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus’s more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 baccalaureate and 29 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership.

Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 14 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 15 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility, and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education

The Cal Poly Pomona campus is located less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit www.cpp.edu, and for more about faculty life, please see [email protected].

Student Population.  California residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona – nearly half (49%) of new students were transfers in Fall 2020.  58% of Cal Poly Pomona students are first generation, 70% receive financial aid, and 44% qualify as Pell-eligible.  The university enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 49% Latinx, 21% Asian, 15% White, 3% Black, 5% International 3% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. 39% of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.

Inclusive Excellence Criteria.  We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society.

Tenure track faculty hires will demonstrate a commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to these inclusive excellence criteria (a minimum of two must be addressed in the Student Success Statement):

  1. Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;
  2. Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
  3. Adopts teaching strategies that supports the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;  
  4. Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
  5. Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
  6. Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;
  7. Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
  8. Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
  9. Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
  10. Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.

College

The College of Engineering’s mission is to prepare students for industry and advanced studies by implementing an inclusive polytechnic philosophy through collaborative teamwork, innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional integrity. The College offers 12 ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees and 7 Master’s degrees to over 6,500 students across seven academic departments that include: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report and currently ranks 5th among undergraduate engineering programs in non-doctorate-granting public institutions. Additionally, it houses more than 40 student clubs that offer hands-on learning opportunities and have been recognized at several national competitions. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment.

Department

The Mechanical Engineering program provides a quality, well-rounded education that is based on fundamental knowledge, skills in mathematics and pure science, as well as engineering science and design. The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME). A list of our core courses can be found at http://catalog.cpp.edu. A BSME Minor in Energy Engineering, which includes the study of all energy sources, energy conversion and transfer systems, efficient energy utilization and environmental implications, is available for interested undergraduate students. The Mechanical Engineering Department invites applications for a faculty position in the general area of mechanical engineering design and robotics. This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.


Qualifications:

Minimum requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related area from an accredited university by the date of appointment.
  • A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.
  • An ability to articulate complex subject matter to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • An ability to teach most of the core courses offered in the department, including courses from the freshman through the graduate level.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, scholarship, research, and/or service in an inclusive environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the field of machine design and/or robotics and mechatronics.
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant professional or teaching experience.
  • P.E. license.

Application Instructions:

Application Process:

  • Cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience, and interests that address the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description.
  • Student Success Statement that demonstrates the candidate’s commitment and record of contributions through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above. (limit to 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form.
  • List of courses the candidate is prepared to teach, courses they can teach with some additional preparation, and courses they would like to develop.
  • The names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework, showing highest degree earned.
  • Completed application form (available at https://www.cpp.edu/~facultyaffairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf)
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three original recent (within two years) letters of reference and official transcript showing the highest degree earned.

 

Full consideration will be given to applications received by- deadline extended to March 1, 2022. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled.

 

Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/openpositions/    

 

Please direct inquiries to.

Faculty Search Committee Chair
Dr.  John Caffrey
Mechanical Engineering Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: 909.869.2575    FAX: 909.869.4341

Email:  [email protected]


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. 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.

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