Visiting Faculty - Industrial Technology

Job no: 500563
Work type: Visiting Faculty
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Business/Management

Industrial Technology and Packaging Area in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is inviting applications for a one-year, non tenure Visiting Professor position in Industrial Technology and Packaging beginning September 12, 2022.

Applicants should have a strong interest in teaching a variety of core operations (manufacturing and services), supply chain management (SCM), process improvement, and related technology topics. Applicants must hold a PhD in Industrial/Systems Engineering or closely related field. Applicants should provide evidence of, or potential for, high quality teaching and scholarly research.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • A PhD in Industrial/Systems Engineering or closely related field.
  • Strong interest in teaching a variety of core operations (manufacturing and services), supply chain management (SCM), process improvement, and related technology topics.
  • The ability to engage in high-quality teaching and scholarly research.
  • Demonstrable commitment to project-based learning and engaging students in applied research.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to students-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language.


  • Relevant industry experience.
  • Knowledge and skills in industry and SCM 4.0 technologies are desirable.
  • Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment. Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.


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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to [email protected].

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 and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California.


The Industrial Technology and Packaging Area incorporates a broad range of technical skills and business management to cultivate best-in-class industry leaders. The collaborative, project-based classes create well-rounded problem-solving graduates that are successful and quickly functional in any industry. Students develop a strong foundation in science, technology, design, business, and management disciplines and extensive hands-on coursework in two areas of emphasis: Industrial Technology and Packaging Technology.


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, and (2) a resume/curriculum vitae, Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Advertised: February 22, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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