Assistant or Associate Professor of Material Engineering
Department: CENG-Materials Engineering (111300)
College/Division: CENG-College of Engineering
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Materials Engineering (MATE) Department in the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking a faculty colleague for a joint tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level depending on prior work experience. The faculty position is focused on computational modeling and simulation applied to Materials Science and Engineering. Highly desired expertise areas include: multiscale modelling for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), continuum level modeling including FEA and CALPHAD methods, and/or atomistic modeling such as DFT. Other desirable skills include phase-field modeling, mesoscale integration, and molecular dynamics applied to materials in department focal areas.
This tenure-track appointment comes with an expectation of teaching, scholarship and service that enriches the student experience and is aligned with our MATE vision and mission. The primary responsibilities include teaching at undergraduate through master's levels including in an interdisciplinary senior design course sequence, and developing innovative curricula in the area of computational modeling and simulation. Additional responsibilities include advising students, making contributions of service to the University and the profession, and engaging in externally supported scholarly work of nationally recognized quality. The successful candidate would have a primary home in the Materials Engineering Department, but would have a secondary home in a closely related engineering discipline that aligns with the interests and expertise of the candidate in order to promote interdisciplinary activities related to modeling and materials. The position is available starting fall 2019.
The MATE Department is a relatively small and dynamic community of collaborators meeting the technical challenges of the twenty-first century and contributing to our College's vision of leading engineering education. We emphasize excellence and innovation in teaching, collaboration and collegiality.
Vision: Our vision is to collaboratively address the grand challenges of our time, especially sustainability and transformative learning, through our materials engineering program.
Mission: Our mission is to be a vibrant, creative, and effectual learning community that cultivates the unique capabilities of each member of our community to thrive in a complex, interconnected, technological, and ever-changing world.
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):
Candidates for the tenure-track faculty position are required to have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in materials science and engineering, or related field, by the time of appointment start date. Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.
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 in the computational materials area that is relevant to our vision and mission.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residency will be responsible for retaining an immigration attorney. All filing and attorney's fees will be incurred by the faculty member.
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.