Assistant Professor - Civil Engineering

Posted on10/16/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDean
Reports in officeCivil Engineering
Application due date1/15/2018
Job start dateFall 2018
InstitutionCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Institution descriptionAbout the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.
Job dutiesThe Position

Geotechnical Engineering: We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated strengths in the broad areas of analytical and numerical modeling and/or geotechnical earthquake engineering, with interest in seismic hazard analysis, earthquake induced ground motions and the dynamic and seismic properties of soils. The successful candidate should be also capable of leading teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: advanced soil mechanics, sensing and instrumentation technology, novel foundation systems, geo-environmental engineering, tunnel engineering, multi-scale, multi-physics and computational modeling of geotechnical systems.

Structural Engineering: We are seeking a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research and possesses core strength in seismic hazard and risk analysis, performance assessment of civil structures, and/or computational modeling and testing of structural components and materials. The successful candidate is expected to develop research or applied research projects and to contribute to teaching in the broad areas of structural engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications
•Ph.D. in Geotechnical or Structural Engineering, or a closely aligned field from an accredited university by June 2018
•Demonstrated commitment to teaching and research
•A minimum of one year of post-baccalaureate professional civil engineering work experience
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students and community populations

Preferred/Desired Qualifications
•Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level
•Demonstrated ability to develop lecture and laboratory curriculum
•Demonstrated ability to develop research projects and/or in developing industry contacts
•Experience with contracts and grants for applied research projects
•Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character
•Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the United States
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsThe Benefits Office staff administers comprehensive CSU benefits programs to eligible Cal Poly Pomona employees (faculty, staff, and management) and their eligible dependents. To view benefits please visit this website.
Application procedureApplication Procedure

A completed application will consist of:
•A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests, and addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
•A statement of teaching philosophy;
•A statement of student success philosophy;
•A curriculum vitae comprised of elements specified on the application form, including 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;
•A list of courses the candidate is prepared to teach, courses they can teach with some additional preparation, and courses they would like to develop;
•A completed application form is available at this website, A transcript showing the highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and
•Three recent letters of reference (required for finalists).

Each applicant should apply for a specific position out of the two positions. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2018. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin Fall 2018.