Assistant Professor in Thermal-Fluids/Mechanical Engineering
Department: CENG-Mechanical Engineering (110100)
College/Division: CENG-College of Engineering
Salary Range: Rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THERMAL-FLUIDS/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - The Mechanical Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA (Cal Poly) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Thermal-Fluids. Preferred specializations include energy conversion and storage, computational fluid dynamics, computational heat transfer, advanced fluid applications, heat transfer applications, HVAC&R applications, or related areas of interest. The projected start date is September 12, 2019. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered.
This is an opportunity for candidates who are passionate about undergraduate education to join a unique institution that values teaching and applied research activities. As part of its strategic initiatives in energy systems, heat transfer, and advanced fluid applications, the department seeks a faculty member to develop hands-on activities that foster deep learning and to create student-centered research opportunities. The position involves teaching foundational courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and/or fluid dynamics and upper division courses in applications of these topics. The selected candidate will also be expected to develop and teach new technical electives and/or graduate level courses within their area(s) of expertise. Additional responsibilities include advising students and participating in university service activities.
As a premier comprehensive polytechnic university, California Polytechnic State University is ranked as the best public masters university in the western U.S, while its Mechanical Engineering program is also ranked as the best public masters level program. The program has a strong focus on undergraduate and masters level education through a laboratory intensive, hands-on curriculum. Our 45+ tenured, tenure-track, and lecturer/adjunct faculty are dedicated engineers with a passion for teaching, innovative applied research, interacting with students, and advising student club activities. Our students have broad access to excellent shop facilities in which they convert their designs into working prototypes. Cal Poly is currently raising funds for a new Engineering Projects Center that will provide additional opportunities for design realization. For more information about the department, please visit http://me.calpoly.edu.
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.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Academic Preparations: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in mechanical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required for appointment. Candidates in their terminal year of an accredited doctoral program will also be considered; the position is contingent on completion of the degree.
Professional Qualifications: Candidates are expected to demonstrate a potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity with continued professional development in the general area of thermodynamics, heat transfer, or fluid dynamics. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model: Faculty are expected to develop and use robust teaching pedagogy, engage in scholarly activities, and support university efforts through service. An ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administration from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds is essential.
Knowledge of industry practices
Interest in laboratory-based, hands-on instruction
Interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in engineering
Willingness to teach in multiple areas of the undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering curriculum
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.
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.
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 wellbeing, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
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About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
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.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.