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Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 532308
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering

San Francisco State University, School of Engineering offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Electrical Engineering beginning August 7, 2024. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include but are not limited to, power systems, power electronics, smart grids, and energy systems. We actively encourage applications from strong candidates, irrespective of their specific area of specialization. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program.

Required qualifications
• Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.
• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students

Preferred qualifications
• Demonstrated experience in teaching electrical engineering topics at undergraduate and graduate levels. Key areas of interest include, but are not limited to: power systems, smart grids, power engineering, power electronics, and energy systems.
• Research expertise in the areas that include but are not limited to: power systems, power electronics, smart grids, grid security, and energy systems and policy. We actively encourage applications from strong candidates, irrespective of their specific area of specialization.
• Active record of scholarship related to their specialty area and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.
• Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
• Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities.

About San Francisco State University

SF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world’s great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

Mission Statement

San Francisco State University educates and equips students to thrive in a global society. We deliver academic excellence by pursuing knowledge, inspiring creativity, supporting our diverse community and advancing social justice and positive change in the world. Visit the Strategic Planning website to learn more.

About the School of Engineering

The School of Engineering ( at San Francisco State University is the only four-year Engineering school in the City of San Francisco and has been a talent reservoir that serves a myriad of industries in the San Francisco Bay Area, in particular Silicon Valley, and throughout California. We pride ourselves in offering four ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering programs: civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, as well as three master’s programs in civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. In addition, we have established four accelerated BS/MS programs, or SF State Scholars Programs, where students can complete their BS and MS degrees in about 5 years. Together, these programs serve a highly diverse student body of 1,200 undergraduates and 100 graduate students, of which 42% are underrepresented minorities, 34% are first-generation students, and 18% are female students. The School of Engineering currently has 25 tenured/tenure-track faculty and more than 30 lecturer faculty. Among them are recipients of distinguished teaching awards, NSF and NIH grants, Department of Energy grants, Air Force Research Laboratory grants, California State University Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award, CSU STEM-NET Fellow, American Chemical Society PRF grant, and corporate funding; as well as Google Faculty-in-Residence, technology entrepreneurs, senior technical and management staff at local high-tech companies, and senior members of local government agencies. As a commitment by the CSU to grow and invest in the School of Engineering, a new $150M, state-of-the-art building ( is being constructed and will be the new home of the School of Engineering with modernized engineering research and teaching labs beginning 2024.


The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Electrical Engineering, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing research and/or industry-sponsored program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.


The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is:

$100,000 to $103,500 annually (12 monthly payments per academic year).

The anticipated hiring range is $8,333 to $8,625 per month.

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (

Professional development funds, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please upload the following materials:
1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU’s diverse student and community populations. Please provide specific examples of how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.
4. A statement of research interests
5. A statement of teaching philosophy
6. Names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct all questions about the position to: Raul Contreras III, School of Engineering Academic Office Coordinator at

CSU strongly encourages 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 currently open search process are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page ( ).

Advertised: September 26, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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